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Stroud actress takes up role at John Rolfe Auctions

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Award-winning actress Laura Ashcroft is taking up a new role.

Laura is combining her acting alongside the antiques trade after becoming the new office manager at John Rolfe Auction house at Babdown Airfield near Tetbury.

Last year, Laura scooped best debut actor at Cannes World Film Festival, in a short film written and directed by acclaimed actor Susan Lynch.

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Susan Lynch directs Laura Ashcroft with producer Matt Connors-Jones Picture: Matt Bigwood

On her new role in antiques, Laura said: “One thing I can’t deal with is boredom and that’s never going to happen working with John and the team.

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Auctioneer John Rolfe and Office Manager Laura Ashcroft with the Victorian Punch and Judy set.

“It has been a whirlwind, joining during their busiest time getting ready for the auction on Friday. No two days are the same, but actually no two minutes are the same.

“I’ve already tried my hand at so many aspects of life at the auction house and
I’ve got to say it’s the most fun job I’ve ever had working with such a lovely team of people.”

John Rolfe, owner of John Rolfe Auctions, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Laura to our little team here. Her quick wit and charm has suited us perfectly.”

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