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Last Updated: Sunday June 26 2005 14:48 GMT

I acted alongside Johnny Depp


Cinema lovers are all waiting patiently for the release of one of the biggest summer blockbusters: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Press Packer Robert has already had a very special preview of the film because he acted in it.

He tells us all about it in this report.

"When I was younger my parents used to read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and I dreamt of being Charlie.

That dream didn't come true, but last year my acting agent asked me to do seven days filming on Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

It was the most fascinating experience I have ever had.

Real Star

I really adored working with Johnny Depp. I also liked being directed by Tim Burton who has directed many spooky films. I felt like a real star.

When I ate lunch I sat next to next to Charlie, actor Freddie Highmore. It was really fun to sit next to him.

I really enjoy acting. You may think that it is easy to be a film actor, but you are wrong.

Tough job

The typical day for a child actor is this:

  • The day starts early (around 8 o'clock) and finishes about 5 or 6pm.
  • You spend time in makeup and wardrobe.
  • You have to have a minimum of 3 hours tutoring.
  • You have an average of 4 hours on the set of which you may only be filming for 30 minutes.

If YOU are interested in film acting then it is a good idea to get as much experience in drama at school and local theatre groups."

Robert, 14

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