From The Gryphon to Albert Square
A former Gryphon student has made his debut in the BBC’s soap opera, Eastenders. Ben Jones, whose stage name is Ben Hardy, has got the part of Peter Beale, the son of Ian, and he joined the cast in July. Ben took part in many school productions while he was here, notably as Sergeant Troy in our 2009 film production of Far From the Madding Crowd. Ben, who grew up in Sherborne, left the School in 2009 and went to study drama in London before getting this high profile part in Eastenders.
“It is wonderful to see the achievements of another Gryphon School student on the national stage. We are thrilled to see his career going so well and wish him every success.” – Jane Tutton, Director of Sixth Form.