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Derbyshire schoolboy on way to the top

Spinkhills Mount St Marys College pupil, Will Hall, is enjoying life in the limelight as he stars in BBC drama Rockets Island.

Spinkhills Mount St Marys College pupil, Will Hall, is enjoying life in the limelight as he stars in BBC drama Rockets Island.

Schoolboy Will Hall hopes his acting career is set for lift off - after landing a part in BBC children’s drama Rocket’s Island.

The 13-year-old plays the part of Healey in the series, currently showing every Monday on CBBC at 5.25pm.

Will is no stranger to acting - he performed in the choir in the touring production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield.

And the teenager recently received an award from Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis.

Will, who attends Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill, first discovered his love of performing while a pupil at Barlborough Hall School, where he was involved in school plays and in drama club productions.

It was back in April 2012 that Will originally auditioned for Rocket’s Island, winning his part ahead of thousands of hopefuls.

He then spent last year’s summer holidays filming in various locations along the north coast of Wales, with long days of filming and many early morning starts.

Will said: “Working on Rocket’s Island was such a great experience for me. I never realised how many people are involved in the making of a TV programme. There were lots of people with their different expertise coming together in one big team.”

Proud mum Jane said: “Will loved every moment of it. When he had some free time on set he tried to learn as much as he could from the crew about the process of making films. He loves the technical side of filming. All the cast and crew were amazing and really looked after the children. They all learned so much and had a fabulous experience.”

 

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