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Charmaine Bingwa makes history as the first openly gay and first woman of colour to win the Heath Ledger Scholarship

‘I’d love to star in Stranger Things!’

By Thomas Mitchell
After taking out the prestigious Heath Ledger Scholarship in Los Angeles last week, Australian actress Charmaine Bingwa wasted no time in setting her sights on a breakout role.
"I'd love to star in Stranger Things and the show's casting director, Carmen Cuba, was part of the judging panel," Charmaine tells TV WEEK.
"We spoke about a few different projects and to work with her would be amazing!"
Charmaine's victory was a poignant one, with the Western Australian actress, 33, being the first openly gay woman and first woman of colour to take out the scholarship.
"I've had so much support from all different parts of community and it feels nice to be representing them."
Previous winners of the scholarship include Ryan Corr, Anna McGahan, Matt Levett and House of Cards star, Cody Fern.

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