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Billionaire Boy

12 hours ago

TV newcomer Elliot Sprakes from Sheffield has landed the title role in Billionaire Boy, the latest adaptation of one of David Walliams' childrens books, which will be screened at Christmas.

The hour-long special is the fourth BBC adaptation of a Walliams novel, and follows the successes of Gangsta Granny, Mr Stink and The Boy In The Dress.

Filming begins next week in Sheffield and Rotherham for broadcast this Christmas on BBC One. Local school children from Oakwood High School, Rotherham, have also been cast to appear in the production as Joe’s class mates.

Elliot (represented by Cieka Bailey Associates) plays 12 year old Joe, the son of Len (played by John Thomson) who has made a billion by invented a new toilet roll. Joe appears to have everything he could want but what he really needs is a friend. This is Elliot's first major TV role, he recently filmed a Cbbc pilot Scraps. »

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The Conjuring 2 casting news

30 September 2015 12:32 PM, PDT

An international casting search was held to find the young cast for The Conjuring 2, the new supernatural thriller following on from the success of The Conjuring, with director James Wan, and stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprising their roles of renowned demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren.

In a new terrifying paranormal investigation they travel to North London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

American actress Madison Wolfe, who played one of Woody Harrelson's daughters in True Detective plays Janet,

with Australian newcomer Lauren Esposito as her older sister, Margaret.

Two young British newcomers from London have landed the roles of the two younger brothers,

Patrick McAuley (represented by the Young Actors Theatre in Islington) and Benjamin Haigh (represented by Urban Angels), playing Johnny and Billy respectively.

Frances O'Connor stars as their mother, with Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, »

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