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News just out about the new BBC Drama starring James Nesbitt.   I had a very small role in it in between filming Altar and Harriet’s Army.  James Nesbitt was really nice and he has a racehorse so I bet he will be watching the Grand National tomorrow.  My mum is  a putting a bet on for us.  This is the only  race I pick horses for.  My mum was brought up in Aintree,  near to the racecourse and she used to go every year.

Here is a piece from the internet about The Missing:-

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — STARZ, in partnership with the BBC, will produce and air the original limited drama series “The Missing.”  Filming has begun on the eight-episode run in Brussels, Belgium.  Written by Harry and Jack Williams (Honest) and directed by Tom Shankland (“Ripper Street”), “The Missing” will be produced by New Pictures and Company Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures and Playground.  It will air on BBC One in the UK and STARZ in the U.S. in fall of 2014.  all3media international has funded development of THE MISSING and retains all US rights not obtained by Starz.

James Nesbitt

“The Missing” follows Tony, played by James Nesbitt (The Hobbit trilogy, Jekyll), as a man devastated by the abduction of his young son, Oliver, during a family vacation in France.  He becomes a man obsessed, unable to accept that his child may be dead and spends years searching for him.  Tony’s exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily, played by Frances O’ Connor (“Mr. Selfridge,” A.I.: Artificial Intelligence) and threatens to destroy his life.  Tcheky Karyo (Goldeneye, The Patriot) plays Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child.  Even though he is retired in present day, he too cannot shake the small belief that the child may still be alive.  Told using a fascinating narrative puzzle, “The Missing” explores the impact of a child’s abduction, the emotional cost of obsession, hope and finding when to let go.  This gripping thriller is told simultaneously over multiple time frames and set in France and London


School broke up today for the holidays. Hurray!  I am looking forward to some lie ins.

I got back from Newcastle on Tuesday .  It was great fun and the part I played  in this new CBBC Drama was quite a challenge.  Here is a write up from the BBC website and below is a picture of me and some new mates in Newcastle.

Harriet's Army off duty


Hattie’s Army is a gripping new three-part CBBC drama series, set during World War One and following a group of children in a small English town as they hold the Home Front and discover the true enemy within.

Fourteen-year-old Hattie is a girl who doesn’t fit in, and when she’s kicked out of the Girl Guides for getting involved in a fight, her father doesn’t know what to do with her. As war breaks out and the efforts of the Scouts and Guides are volunteered in support of the war, Harriet feels sidelined and forms her own ‘army’ of misfits, mounting their own patrols and searching for German spies.

Hattie’s Army highlights the astonishing and genuinely important role played by the children and young people who were left behind when their fathers and brothers went to fight in the trenches.

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I am on a train going to Newcastle, at last.  First we tried to go from our local station but the train just never turned up. We met a man who was also trying to get to London and we got a lift to another station from him.  The London train was also delayed by 35 minutes but we are now on our way.  Hurray.  This is my last week on Harriet’s Army and I am looking forward to doing my most exciting scene, can’t tell you what it is as that would spoil the surprise!

When I get back I need to go and do some ADR work on ‘Altar’.  The director has made some changes and added some more stuff.  I like doing ADR. It is funny watching yourself and then speaking to fit it in in the right place.  The film is off to the Toronto Film Festival .

Here is a cheeky peek at my current drama and a snap of my hair being chopped off. Ha  Ha…

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HARRIET’S ARMY click here…

Today I started my first day filming a new exciting Drama called Harriet’s Army.   It is set in 1914 and is a really good story.

Harriet’s Army is a new, gripping 3 part  family drama, set during the First World war, following the adventures of a group of brave and determined children as they hold the front line at home, revealing the astonishing real roles played by children as their fathers and brothers went to fight in the trenches. A BBC Production.

Harriet’s Army will air on CBBC later this year.

My hair was chopped off and I have a basin cut,  it feels really weird. I play one of the children in the village who have to cope with the First World war.  The weather in Newcastle was fantastic and when I finished today….. I had this…..



I finished catching up with my school work and felt the need for some home baking.  I decided to make some scones and here they are.  They are tasting just lovely with some raspberry jam, even though I say so myself!

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I am back from by trip to Belgium.  I had time to have a quick look around. We stayed in a town called Huy and walked into the town and found a really lovely restaurant. We went with Olivia who played my sister and her mum Tina.  The next day, I met James Nesbitt and he was really nice.   I don’t know what the new drama will be called as they are changing the name.   It will be screened between October and December on the BBC.  I know, I know, my hair is very long.  I am still in the running for a feature film and they want my long hair.  If I don’t get it I will get a hair cut!



I have a small part in a new BBC drama which is filming now in Belgium.  I’m off to do my bit and really looking forward to the trip. I have had a lot of auditions lately.  They always come at once  like buses!  I will write more about my Belgian adventure later. It will be March when I get back so.. Hello to March in a couple days and here is a mad March Hare.






TriForce Promotions

Congratulations to my school mate George Morley who won the  Monologue Slam . He beat stiff competition to take the Youth Round trophy.  Here he is with his trophy.

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Here are details of the next round:-         Monday 14th April, Theatre Royal Stratford East

Gerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN    Doors Open 7.30pm

Tickets: £10/£7.50   Booking Online Now





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Last April I went to Lancashire.  It was a really cold day and as we were taken by an all terrain vehicle to the location, it was a very dramatic quarry with jagged rocks and a frozen waterfall suspended down the rocks.  This is were I filmed my part for the new video by THE DEFILED ‘ As I Drown’  by Videoink, Manchester

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Feb13Thu  Brighton, The Haunt (BN1 1NJ)

Feb14Fri   London  O2 Academy Islington (N1 0PS)

Feb15Sat  Southampton  The Talking Heads (SO17 2TD)

Feb16Sun  Bristol  Thekla (BS1 4RB)
Feb17Mon  Birmingham  The Asylum (B19 3LS)
Feb18Tue  Leeds  The Cockpit (LS1 4AG)