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  My Diary: Actor
Updated 18 December 2002, 19.57
Chris got his lucky break playing 'Gavroche' in Les Miserables
Hi everyone, my name's Chris, I'm 15 and I'm an actor.

In 1998 I got my first big break playing Gavroche in the touring West End production of Les Miserables.

Since then I've played many roles on TV and the stage and want to make acting my career.

This is my diary for December.


Monday 9 December

I went to the premiere of the first two episodes of my new TV show, Burn It, at the whizzy Filmworks Cinema in Manchester.

I think it is going to be one of the launch programmes for BBC3.

It's about three guys' lives in the North of England. I play the younger versions of one the three lead actors in flashback sequences.

But it was weird to watch myself on screen because the people making the programme have dubbed the older actor's voice over mine, so I was watching myself act with someone else's voice.

After the premiere me and the other two young actors in the show kept getting chucked out of the bar, and we were only trying to get food, honest!

But instead we heard some loud noises and found our way into the top executive cinema where Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was playing.

We got to watch it for free in mega comfy seats, it was great!

Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 December

I've also been performing in my school production of Grease playing Roger, one of the T-Birds.

It's good fun but of the role means I have to stand on the stage in my boxers while someone runs around the audience waving my trousers above their head!

Normally the 6th form get all the good parts, but this year there is an A cast and a B cast, and since I'm in the B cast I get a good role.

Tuesday 10 - Sunday 29 December

I've been performing in a panto for the last couple of weeks, playing Prince Charming in a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

It's not one of those huge productions with a big star in it, it's part of a drama workshop but it is really good.

It's quite tough though because some of the kids playing the dwarves are very young.

They're aged between four and 10 and don't always get their lines right and on time.

That gives me a chance to make things up on the spot to help them out when they get stuck for what to say next.

There are three casts so no one has to work too hard, and my cast is lucky enough to be performing on the last night, on the 29 December.

Speak soon :-)

Chris

Find out how Chris gets on in next month's diary

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