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Ash 'Magic' Hodgkinson goes viral on TikTok

Ash Hodgkinson (above ) on set of RFDS.

Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance (2020) graduate Ash Hodgkinson has landed his first major TV acting role in RFDS (Royal Flying Doctor Service) on Channel 7. Ash appears alongside fellow NIDA alumni Rob Collins (Acting 2013) and Ash Ricardo (Acting 2008).

Ash plays Harry Harrod, the son of the lead character Dr Eliza Harrod (Emma Hamilton), who arrives with his mother from the UK when she joins the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

A multi-skilled performer from an early age, Ash is also a hugely popular magician (Ash Magic) with over six million followers on TikTok.

Ash has just released a new book titled Real Magic, featuring tips, tricks, TikTok and totally good vibes. The book publisher Penguin, says the book 'is here to turn your frown upside down with his unique blend of magic, positivity and lifestyle content. Find out how he overcame challenges, including anxiety and ADHD, to become a world-class stage performer and online sensation.'

'My NIDA experience was supersick,' says Ash in the Real Magic Q&A.

'You are there at NIDA every day of every week studying exactly what you want to study.  My and all the people in my cohort really connected.  All day doing acting and performing and creative things - it was such a fun experience!  I built some amazing friends and got some amazing opportunities because of the time I spent at NIDA.

'It really boosted my ability to feel confident on stage in front of a bunch of people. It really strengthened my creative and my performative instrument.'

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