Georgie Glen, most recently known for portraying history teacher Audrey McFall in BBC One show Waterloo Road, will make her Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) début this month, narrating the classic story of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, as part of this year’s RSNO Christmas Concerts.

The Helensburgh-born actor will be known to many, with Georgie’s film credits including Les MisérablesMrs BrownMy Week With Marilyn and Calendar Girls.  On the small screen she has appeared regularly in Heartbeat, as well as in numerous comedy series, including Alan PartridgeLittle Britain and The Thick of It.

The Orchestra takes its popular RSNO Christmas Concerts (sponsored by the RSNO’s Transport Partner ScotRail) – now firmly embedded as one of Scotland’s traditional seasonal events – to the Usher Hall on Sunday 20 December at 3.00pm.

Led by conductor Christopher Bell, the Orchestra will perform Howard Blake’s iconic soundtrack synchronised with the screening of the animated film, with vocal soloists for the famous ballad Walking in the Air drawn from the RSNO’s own Junior Chorus. The concerts also feature well-known festive musical favourites, audience participation, the RSNO Chorus or Junior Chorus, and a few surprises.

Georgie Glen: “It is my distinct pleasure to be performing with Scotland’s national orchestra this Christmas.  The Snowman is such a wonderful tale, and to narrate the story along with the animation and full symphonic support is something I’ll treasure. ”