AN aspiring North-East actress competed in a national drama competition.

Jodie Taibi, 20, of Darlington, took part in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts examinations on Saturday. She did not win, but was pleased with her performances.

Jodie was among five competitors who battled it out in acting, improvisation and mime exams. She soon starts a degree course at London's Webber Douglas Academy.

Published: 13/09/2004