Schoolboy plays bully in film about talent show sensation
A nine-year-old boy from Bath will be appearing alongside stars such as James Corden and Julie Walters in a new film about a TV talent show winner.
Oldfield Park Junior School pupil Ieuan Chakrabarti- Adams will play the part of a boy who bullied Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts as a child.
He got the part in One Chance after his parents Penny and Heinz arranged for him to have an audition with a London agency.
Ieuan has now completed his part of the filming, which took him to South Wales, for the movie that is due for release next year.
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Ieuan auditioned for the role of the young Paul, but ended with the part of Matthew, who torments the lead character at school.
He had to dye his hair black for the role, which saw him rubbing shoulders with Corden, who plays the part of the adult singer.
Ieuan has been encouraged by Jamie Allen, who runs the Jamie Allen School of Performing Arts at Longwell Green.
His mum Penny said: "He was the one who encouraged Ieuan and built his confidence up to such a level. He is a true inspiration for any youngster who loves to perform and I believe that getting to the stage of being cast for a film would never have happened if Jamie hadn't been in Ieuan's life."
Ieuan, from Lorne Road, has played the title role in Oliver! in a drama school show but this is his first film part.
His mum added: "There's no acting in his blood. I'm Welsh and like a bit of singing, but he has always liked dressing up.
"He was on first-name terms with James Corden."
Ieuan said: "It was great having my own limousine and driver to pick me up and drive me around and I enjoyed meeting the other boys in the film and playing with them but the best part was meeting James Corden."
Directed by The Devil Wears Prada maker David Frankel, One Chance follows the story of Bristolian Potts, who was manager of a Carphone Warehouse store in Bridgend when he wowed BGT judges with his version of Nessun Dorma.