Kettering actress Tillie sings her heart out for charity

The schoolgirl set up a recording studio at home to record a song of hope

By Sam Wildman
Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 9:44 am
Tillie in her recording studio.
Tillie in her recording studio.

A Kettering schoolgirl has raised more than £2,000 for causes close to her heart after setting up her own studio to record a song of hope.

Tillie Murray, who is in Year 9 at Kettering Buccleuch Academy, has put her time in lockdown to good use to help those in desperate need.

The aspiring actress, who has already landed roles in dramas and TV commercials at the age of just 14, set up a recording studio at home and filmed a cover of Sam Cooke's 'A Change Is Gonna Come'.

She then set up a fundraising page with a link to the brilliant performance to make people smile and to raise money for homeless charity Crisis and a second charity, Child Bereavement UK.

She hoped to raise £1,000 - but has already more than doubled that.

Mum Suzanne Murray said: "She just wants to do something positive and help people.

"There's a lot of doom and gloom out there right now and Tillie wanted give them some hope and raise money."

Tillie has performed in plays and TV commercials.

The headstrong teenager is constantly busy and is currently also writing her own play.

She has worked in the entertainment industry since she was aged just six when she was spotted singing on Youtube. Her first job was for ice cream firm Wall's in a TV commercial and she also later starred in films for Barclays.

She toured the UK in The Sound of Music tour for 14 months before filming a music video for indie band Admiral Fallow. She was then offered a full scholarship to train at the prestigious musical theatre academy Michael Xavier's Masterclass in London, where she had specialist training for four years.

After a break into the acting world Tillie was cast in her first straight acting play at Hampstead Theatre in London playing the role of Genevieve in the gritty drama Alligators before she went on to play the role of Lisa in BBC Radio 4’s drama The White Hotel.

Her impressive CV also includes singing to 10,000 people in Trafalgar Square at West End Live and performances at The Royal Albert Hall. She now wants to further her TV career.

Mum Suzanne added: "She makes me proud every day.

"Tillie is just the kindest and most determined character and she just wants to carry on doing what she is doing."

To donate to Tillie's cause, click here