Kirkcaldy man gets Bafta nod

Stuart Froude
Stuart Froude

TV cameraman nominated for his work on ‘The Choir’

A Kirkcaldy man is in the running for a top award at this year’s Baftas.

Stuart Froude, has been nominated for his work as senior director on The Choir: Sing While You Work.

Stuart, and the rest of the team who worked on the show, will be up against series such as The Great British Bake Off and Grand Designs in the features category at the awards ceremony in May.

Stuart said: “It is a great honour to be up for a Bafta.

‘‘It takes a lot of hard work from a very talented team to get a series like ‘The Choir’ ontelevision, so I’m pleased for everyone involved that we’ve been nominated.

“It is a great series to be a part of and choirmaster, Gareth Malone, is incredibly talented and great to work with.

“There is something magical that happens when a group of people get together to sing about something important, especially if they are fire fighters commemorating 9/11, or council workers singing about the fragility of their futures.

“As a director, its a great privilege to tell their stories.”

Studying media at Teeside University after attending Balwearie High School here in Kirkcaldy, Stuart then won a place at one of the best media schools in the country, Bournemouth University, where he achieved his Masters in TV Production.

He said: “I know a lot of people knock media courses, but they gave me a real opportunity.

‘‘I went to do some work experience after university and then as a runner at a number of London TV companies.

‘‘I then came up through the ranks working on series such as An Idiot Abroad and Educating Essex, both of which were nominated for a Bafta in 2012.

“I then met Gareth on The Choir: Military Wives and since then, I’ve filmed a lot of choirs...”