KILLING Eve actor Edward Bluemel paid a visit to his former school in Taunton to show support for their latest production.

Edward Bluemel, best known for his role as Hugo in the award-winning series Killing Eve, stopped by Taunton School on the opening night of The 39 Steps.

Mr Bluemel, who also played Marcus in Sky’s A Discovery of Witches and Toby in ITV’s World-War Two period drama, The Halcyon, is no stranger to the stage after staring in various theatre productions such as Love in Idleness, alongside actors Eve Best and Anthony Head.

Having taken part in many performances at Taunton School as a student himself, Edward took time to give a workshop to a number of keen drama students and also a unique insight into his journey into the world of acting.

He said: “I started to take acting seriously in Year 10 or 11 and finding out more about it. Before then I’d always loved it but hadn’t thought about taking it further."

The school’s production of The 39 Steps ran for three consecutive sold out nights with the 59-strong cast performing from December 4-6. It followed the story of Richard Hannay - a man on the run from the police for a murder he didn’t commit.

Edward attended Taunton School from pre-prep right through to the senior school in 2011. He went on to attend a RADA Foundation Course in Acting and achieved a BA Hons in Acting from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.