Talented young Brinsley actor to star in new short



Charlie Bannister is an aspiring young actor from Brinsley. Photo by Merv Spencer.

Student Charlie Bannister, who lives in Brinsley and attends Ripley Academy of Drama, has successfully auditioned for a lead role in a brand new film project and will soon begin filming in London.

The nine-year-old underwent two rigorous rounds of auditions for the role, in which he was asked to improvise scenes and train a dog to do tricks.

Charlie is an avid artist and has studied drama, speaking and theater exams, and dance for many years.

The young actor has appeared on several TV shows before and his last performance in a BBC period drama is expected to air earlier this year.

Miss Cutting, director of the Ripley Academy of Drama, said Charlie’s “mature approach” to his studies has paid off.

She said: “We are so proud of Charlie and excited about his latest achievement.

“Charlie has a fantastic ongoing work ethic and such a mature approach for his age – it really pays off this time.”

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Mom Natalie Bannister has said details of the film are being kept under wraps at this time.

She said: “We can’t reveal too much about this latest project but Charlie will be filming next week in London.

“He’s very excited, bless him.”


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