Former Members

Over 20,000 young people have been members of PACE. While many used the key skills they have learned in PACE in successful careers outside of the Arts, many have also gone onto work as actors, musicians, TV presenters, drama workers etc.. Hundreds of former and current PACE members have also appeared in film, TV and advertising as part of PACE Casting.  Below we have listed just a few of some of the more recognisable faces of former PACE members.  If you know of someone we have missed – let us know!


  • James McAvoy (Actor)
    James McAvoy (Actor)
    James is a BAFTA nominated actor who has appeared in blockbuster films such as Wanted, X-Men, Atonement, Chronicles of Narnia and Last King of Scotland. His TV includes Shameless and Band of Brothers.
  • Paulo Nutini (Singer)
    Paulo Nutini (Singer)
    Paolo Nutini is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician from Paisley. Paolo Nutini’s debut album, These Streets, was released by Atlantic Records in the United Kingdom in July 2006 and included the singles “Last Request”, “Jenny Don’t Be Hasty”, “Rewind” and “New Shoes”. “Last Request”, the most successful, reached number five on the UK Singles Chart. The album