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THE KEYS – Short Film

This week has been busy and yesterday, right after I finished my riding course, I got changed and jumped on a train to the  WARNER BROS. DE LANE LEA  STUDIOS in London.

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I attended the screening of a short film I did about a year ago called The Keys which was directed by William Peschek  – WEP FILMS (WEP Productions & WEP UK Productions)  It was nice to meet up with everyone again and the film is off  on the festival trail, I don’t know which ones yet but I will find out.  The story is around a boy who seems to have special powers.


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Yesterday, I finished a 4 day course to improve my riding.  We did quite a lot of training indoors and we also went on several hacks in the forest at Trent Park in Hertfordshire.  It was really good fun and I really liked Byron, my allotted pony.  He was a bit of a character and if you look closely at the picture, you will see he has a little moustache and he kept sticking his tongue out.   The weather was great too, we had sunshine every day and it was very tiring but still enjoyable.

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THURSDAY AT 9.00 A.M.  CBBC.  All details here:- and watch  

the clip.

Harriet and Tom.

Brand new drama

Ciara Baxendale and Elliot Baxter

THE STUARTS – BBC RADIO 4 – Sunday 10th August – CHARLES II

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I had a great time recording  CHARLES II , where I play Prince Charles as a boy, in the first episode of this new drama.  The first episode goes out on the 10th August at 3.00 p.m .  I am really looking forward to hearing it.

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Charles II, Part One: Through the World in Various


Duration:             58 minutes
First broadcast:

Sunday 10 August 2014

Charting the early life of Charles II, as a young boy in the court of his father and during the Civil War, his life in exile during the interregnum, and later his failed attempts to regain the crown. When news finally reaches him of Oliver Cromwell’s death, Charles plots his return once more.

Directors: Marc Beeby & Sasha Yevtushenko.


Charles                                                               Jamie Parker
James                                                                  Will Howard
Kenelm Digby                                                   Paul Hilton
Hyde                                                                     Michael Bertenshaw
Young Charles                                                 Adam Thomas Wright
Brodie                                                                 Clive Hayward
General Monck                                                Alun Raglan
Secretary                                                            Matthew Watson
Colonel                                                                David Cann
Director      Marc Beeby
Director     Sasha Yevtushenko
Writer         Mike Walker


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On Saturday I went to Manchester to the screening of Harriet’s Army, a three part World War 1 drama.  The three episodes were spliced together to make a 90 minute film.  It was really great and I met up with the cast again which was was really nice as we had a good time together making the drama.  The first episode will be  on CBBC at the beginning of August so make sure you lookout for it.

Here are some pictures from behind the scenes:-  It was pretty cold during filming!

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For details of the full cast go to:-

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Wrap Night.

Harriet's Army off duty

Signing posters at the screening and group photo with Josephine Ward, the Executive Producer CBBC , standing behind me.

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ALTAR feature film is heading for the Toronto Film Festival this September

I have been invited to the cast and crew screening for ‘Altar’ the new feature film by Director, Nick Willing  (Neverland) and starring        Matthew Modine, Antonia Clarke, Olivia Williams and me. 

I can’t wait to see the finished film, it is going to be very exciting.  It is a spooky tale and ‘my family’ go through lots of troublesome times.  It will be on general release at the end of the year.

I had a great time making this film in Yorkshire and everybody from the Director, actors, crew and to the people working at the Best Western in Boroughbridge, they  were all  fantastic.

Altar invite



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I went to the London Comic Con convention yesterday at London’s Earl’s Court and it is the first time I have been.  It was really great and I was surprised how many people were there.  The inside and outside was packed and many, many people dressed up for the occasion.  It was funny on the underground too as there were lots of people dressed up in fantastic costumes and of course, being London, nobody took a blind bit of notice.  Anyway, here is my report on the show.  Have a look.

I tried to buy this poster at The Gadget Show Live at the NEC Birmingham but they sold out, so I was in luck and managed to get it yesterday.  Assassins Creed: Black Flag.

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BATMAN VILLAINS at school and no BATMAN to save everyone!

Yesterday we turned up at school dressed as Batman villains.   The picture shows, left to right, Jamie, Me, George, Romario and Jake.     It was a no uniform day at school and you can imagine the look on our teachers faces when we turned up like this.  They liked it though.  Kris Rich, our resident photographer, took the photos.  KrisRichPhotography


Photos by Kris Rich




I was thrilled to receive a letter today from CBBC which had a blue peter badge with it.   Blue Peter reporters visited the set of ‘Harriet’s Army’ during filming.  A few of the actors were interviewed about the  new 3 part series which will be screened on CBBC soon.  I was not on set for the interview but I have still received a Blue Peter Badge which is really great.  There are different colour badges for  different types of achievements.  You can find out about all the badges HERE including the new SPORTS BADGE .

Thank you Blue Peter. 

Blue Badge

Blue badges are awarded for sending interesting letters, emails, stories, pictures, poems, good ideas for the programme, and for having appeared on Blue Peter

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Harriet’s Army

CBBC | 19 July


Harriet’s Army is coming to your T.V. very soon.   The BBC has just released this notice, so if you live in Manchester, apply for the preview.  I play Lewis, and this is a great story,  don’t miss it!

Harriet's Army

Join us to celebrate the launch of The Lowry’s BBC Children’s exhibition with an exclusive screening of the new CBBC drama Harriet’s Army.

Set during World War One, Harriet’s Army follows a group of children in a small English town as they hold the Home Front and discover the true enemy within. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with cast and crew.

** Please note that this show is most suitable for children aged between eight and twelve. No adult will be admitted without a child. **

** Each party must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 and the application should be completed by the adult attending with the children on the day. **

Tickets will be allocated on the basis of a random draw, with 50% of tickets reserved for Greater Manchester postcodes.

You can register for tickets at any time until Sunday 6 July at 4pm.

Good luck with your application.

All information is correct at time of publication.

The Lowry       Time 10.00 a.m.

Programme details

No extra details available.

Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

No age restrictions

Maximum tickets per request: 4

19 July


The Lowry       Time 12.30 p.m.

Programme details

No extra details available.

Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

No age restrictions

Maximum tickets per request: 4