Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tracy Beaker Returns

Screenterrier reported back in August on the return of Dani Harmer as Tracy Beaker and the casting of:



Saffron Coomber as Sapphire,







Amy Leigh Hickman as Carmen








and Noah Marullo as Gus.


Other new dumping ground kids joining the series are 10 year old Jessie Williams (Yvonne Rhodes Theatre School) from Essex as Lily Kettle






She arrives at the Dumping Ground with her sisters, Rosie (Claudia Colling), aged six, and Poppy (Katie Anderson), aged four.




15 year old Richard Wisker (represented by On It Artists) from Essex (previously seen in Law and Order:UK) is Liam who is like the Artful Dodger without the pick-pocketing!







14 year old Frank played by Chris Slater has Cerebral Palsy and becomes Liam's loyal sidekick. 16-year-old Christopher is from Pelaw in Gateshead.
Christopher landed the role of Frank after the BBC emailed his school in search of actors. He said: "I've always been interested in acting and was in every play at school. Being in Tracy Beaker has been an unbelievable experience.
"I couldn't ask for better people to work with. I'm going to sixth form to get my grades and then I'm hoping to have a career in acting. Being in films is my main goal but I'd also like to be involved in script writing."

Six year old Harry is played by Phillip Graham Scott.










John Bell plays Toby, 11, an only child from quite a posh background who's parents were killed in a car crash.


Brother and sister Johnny, 11,  and Tee Taylor (aged 9) are played by Joe Maw and Mia McKenna-Bruce respectively.







Mia (represented by Kelly Management) is from Kent and is an experienced young actress who made her debut TV appearance in Eastenders.

84 comments:

  1. Screenterrier has received lots of messages from youngsters wanting to be on Tracy Beaker or on TV.
    There is no one or easy answer.
    You need to get involved with as much drama and theatre as you can both at school and outside school; you need supportive parents who will help take you to classes, take you to auditions and help you apply to agents; you need to gain enough experience and talent that an agent will agree to represent you; your agent will then tell you about auditions you may be suitable for; you need to do so well at the audition that the casting director and show's producer think you are the best person for the role. :)

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  2. omg thankyou soo much that has been the most helpful peice of information i have come across, Considering i have looked up soooooo many site TANKYOU!!!! XX

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  3. Wow Liam, played by Richard Whisker, looks really different and big (elder). Infact all of them do.

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  4. wow richards 15!! i gusse i dnt hav much of a chance of being his gf!! im 13...x from shannon lumley..x

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  5. wow richard is 15 great im 15 2..plus iv seen him in life!!lol rlly i did

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  6. Hey People,
    I'm amazed Richard is 15. He looks around 12/13 in 'Tracy beaker returns'. I would quite like to know how you get to be in these sort of things. I have watched every episode of this and i even watch the 1's i miss because of my martial arts. I have saved stuff on i-player (wii) to watch this program. Do the cast of Tracy Beaker returns see these comments????

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  7. i wanna meet all the actors in tracy beaker returns so much but i live in torquay :(

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  8. I luv tracy beaker returns, its awesome and i also luv looking at the cast list at the end and looking up the peeple on google images!
    Elsy.com

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  9. I love Tracy beaker returns and I would like there to be another series and meet the cast

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  10. assif liam is 14 i think poppy and rosie are well cute bless them i wish i could meet them all

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  11. I am 15 and I used to know Richard because we used to be really close I used to go to his school
    xxx LUV U LIAM XXX

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  12. Holly, dont know if the cast read the comments but my daughter is Katie Anderson who plays Poppy and I certainly tell her about them and she is a little young to read them herself. Its lovely to read such nice things.

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  13. i love katie anderson so cute

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  14. dear katie andersons mum

    i am a masive fan of katies she is so cute i am
    10 and i always look stuff up about her is she going to be in series 2 hope she is please tell her she is my favroute i herd she was in inspector george gently to she is so brave they
    said it was a freezing cold day when she had to film

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  15. Yes she is in series 2 but I think it will only be one episode. She has just lost her front tooth and it looks really funny and you will probably notice if you watch her. She did George Gently on the beach not far from where we live on Easter Monday and she had to take her shoes and socks off and play in the sand and it was so cold but she didn't really notice. Ill tell her your a fan and let her read your comment as she loves anything like that. Thanks.

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    1. Happy 9th Birthday to Katie! Tell her, that I sent her a card via fan mail it might be a bit late!! lots of love emily xxx
      ps; happy birthday to lewis too!

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  16. omg i love tracey beaker its my favourite programme everrrr! we started a tracey beaker club school :) by the way i think liam is soo fit :) dani harmer is my idol i lovee her!! xxxxx

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  17. tracy beaker loves liam i sence it he is so fit and is so cool aswell and i love tea she is so cute xoxox

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  18. oh and i also think sapphire and dani make great friends! :)

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  19. are sweet i will watch her hi katie so glad she is in series two thanks for this information

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  20. DO you live near to were katie has to film or do you have to drive quite a way my id love to meet katie she is so cute i want to start acting lessons so i can get into tracy beaker

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  21. Whens her birthday and is she doing auditions for other films at the moment?

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  22. ilove liamm; <3' i can;t believe he is 15 thoughh :O [a].

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  23. I like tee because she is my age and I love tracey I<3 harry

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  24. They are currently filming but there have been some auditions going on for guest roles.

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  26. Hi Emily. We live about half an hour away from where Katie filmed Tracy Beaker. My other daughter Megan has just done some extra work for them and was dressed as a bumble bee as it was for fancy dress. Really cool dress so keep an eye out for her in the next series. Katie's birthday is 9th March and she is 6 now. She got Tracy Beaker by chance really and doesn't do a lot of auditions although she did do George Gently. She just has a really normal life and only goes to drama once a week.

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  28. Hi Emily, Yes Katie is in yesr 2 now and is having a great time.She is in the same class as her twin brother although they do argue a lot. Claudia is in year 3 now as she is a year older than Katie. Megan and Katie play a lot together but they also like to shout at each other sometimes. Jessie is lovely and has started the Secondry school now so I dont think she did as much filming this time. If you like Drama I would go to a good Drama club but Katie just got very lucky and I think that is because she is small for her age so can play somebody younger. I will only let Katie watch the little bit she is on on George Gently as it is really for Mams and Dads and I wouldn't let her watch the whole programme either.

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  29. Hi Katies mum
    Is HER TWIN BROTHER NAMED LEWIS AND WAS HE KATIE MEGAN ALL IN GEORGE GENTLY DID SHE BECOME FRIENDS WITH ANY ONE WHILE FILMING? DO YOU LIVE IN SUNDERLAND? APARENTLY THERE ARE GUEST ROLES FOR TRACY BEAKER SO I'M ABOUT TO DO AN AUDITOON ACTUALLY I'V BEEN IN CONTACT WITH AN ACTICNG AGENT I AM A YEAR BELOW JESSIE AND MOVING ONTO SECONDREY SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER IM HAVING OPENING EVENING AT THE MOMENT I PLAY WITH MY BROTHE ALOT BUT WE ALSO SHOUT AT EACH OTHER WHAT ACTING CLASS DOES KATIE GO TOO? DID YOU GET TO MEET JESSIE THANKS FOR TALKING TO ME IM NOT ON EVERY DAY NOW BECAUSE IM IN YEAR 6 SO IV GOT A LOT OF HOMEWORK BUT COME ON WENDSDAY AND AT THE WEEKEND IF IM IN

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  30. i think i could play a 6 or seven year old i am very small maybe the same size as claudia maybey an inch taller i am the smallest in year 6 and some of the new year 3's are taller than me

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  31. Hi Emily. Yes Lewis is the name of Katies twin brother. She only does single days of filming really so doesn't get to know anyone but Jessie looked after her a lot on Tracy Beaker and she is a lovely girl. You will enjoy doing the Drama group. Katie goes to Activate in Sunderland. She has been filming today for a series called "Vera" but couldn't do it as she was too small so Megan her sister had to do it and they put fake blood on her head which looked horrible but megan said she had great fun.

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  32. Hi katies Mum

    I read the sunderland echo so i read her brothers name has she got any other brothers or sisters?she did not look as shy when she was with jessie on filming i live near jessie as she lives in essex i live about half an hour away i got a call back from my audition so i might get a small role on tv did she like amy leigh hickman as she worked alot with her to. i love drama and my teacher at school is my drama teacher i do acting twice aa week i was oferd an audition for a film my mum said but my mum said i was onley little so i was quit scared of leaving her well good luck to them two with their filming katies really sweet ill look for megan name in january when the series starts and for katie my auntie lives in sunderland and im going up there for my birthday which is the 14th october and ill be jessies age ill probably be on before my birthay im onley staying up there for two days i wish i could meet Katie bye

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  33. sorry is your name andrea because it seem ufair to call you katies mum when you say my name

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  37. merry christmas and a happy new year!

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  38. OMG!! You are so lucky.
    I would love to be on Tracy Beaker or on anything on TV but my parents aren't very supportive and don't like it if I go on TV

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  39. My fave character is Mia and Jessie (Tee and Lily)
    BTW, Katie is soo cute and Claudia

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  40. claudia is being replaced yeah i know i am very lucky

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  41. hi emily. i sooooo want to be on tracy beaker returns!!! mia is sooo cute even though she's 13!!! i look them up all the time 2!!! katie is sooo cute!!! i'm not very good at singing and i live in penrith wich is near carlisle so there isn't many drama clubs. i haven't told my mum i want to be an actress because i think she would think it's silly. what film are you in??? i'm in year 5!!

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  42. Omg! I can't believe Liam is 16 now!! Same age and star sign!! LOVE YOU LIAM!!!! xxxxxxx

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  43. Omg, you are sooo LUCKY emily! Why is claudia being replaced... her and katie are sooo cute... they are really good actors! I love tracy beaker returns. My fav characters are carmen, tee and lily, and rosie and poppy OF COURSE! I'd love to meet them!

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  45. what film are you in then? I'll watch out for you!

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  48. Hi I'm holly I love Tracey beaker returns especially Richard ;). I'm 14 and I would love to get into acting but maybe starting as something like a tv extra. If any1 reads these and no's agencies please say :)

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  49. liam cant be fifteen because saphire's the oldest and the (BBC website broadcasting tracy beaker returns)have a factfile of her. she is 14 so liam must be younger STARS4U holly its my agency and it finds great theatre productions to star in. if someone sees you on stage (david tennant came to see the wizard of oz) they might want to shoot you in a television series so act 100 and 10% at all times. hope i could help:) bye

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  50. i am a big fan of tracy beaker i sometimes wish i could act in it. i would really love to meet dani harmer. dos anyone know how she got into acting bussines and how she became famous

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  51. does frank really have cerebal palsy if he does hpe he gets beter

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  52. I love Mia Mckenna Bruce she's awesome at acting Love her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  54. hi im lauren and i would soo much <3 to be on tracy beaker returns. my favourite characters are lily, poppy, rosie, carmen and tee.

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  55. Hi KAties mum
    I'm called Ciera and I really want to be an actress. I live in Orpington and my mum doesn't think I seriously want to be an actress but I really do. Where do Tracy beaker returns film. I think Katie is really good at filming. How did she get the audition. I really want to start acting classes but I am very busy because I do gymnastics and trampolining training all of the time! Thanks from cieraxx

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  56. Hi! my name is eve and i would SO LOVE to be on tracy beaker returns! its my favourite show ever! if anyone knows any places where they do auditions and what you have to do in them. or if the cast reads this maybe they could put in a good word for me. i do lunchtime acting sessions at school and i act all the time in my bedroom. i do REALLY REALLY love acting and i am really good at learning lines and i wouldn't be too nervous in front of the camera . i did use to be nervous but i am better now. i REALLY REALLY REALLY love acting and this really does mean a lot to me. thanks x

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  57. oh and i need to know if and when they are doing auditions. thanks xx

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  58. The final series of Tracy Beaker starts this Friday on CBBC. There won't be any more auditions for it I'm afraid, as there isn't going to be another series.

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  59. i am 12 years old if you need to know by the way haha xx

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  60. ScreenTerrier,

    thank you for telling me this. although i am quite dissapointed, i will keep trying to audition for other shows.x

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  61. if anybody knows any other good shows that i would be suitable for. please tell me the audition details. thanks xx

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  62. Hi I'm Lauren, I feel I have what it takes to be one of the cast members on Tracy Beaker Returns! Unfortunately I don't take acting classes and I would like to know wether you have to take them to become a cast member of a show? Although we do have class lessons! I feel I'm quite a humorous person but can be serious and happy as well as anything else! I don't have a favourite cast member because they are all so brilliant! Congratulations Emily on your daughter Katie getting one of Lily's adorable younger sisters Poppy or Rosie! They are absolutely brilliant together! I play the violin and love art! My old friends think I was quiet, but my new friends seem to think the opposite!
    Thank you for reading this and I hope to get a reply soon!
    Lauren xx I am twelve years old by the way and I started high school at Chichester high school for girls in September!

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  63. Hi Lauren, The final series of Tracy Beaker starts this Friday on CBBC. There won't be any more auditions for it I'm afraid, as there isn't going to be another series.

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  64. That's a shame although I kind of didn't expect I would get on the show anyway. There are soooo many people who want to take part!! Do u know why they are not going to do another series? Do you know of any other good shows I would be suitable for? Xxx from Lauren xx thank you for reading!!

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  65. hi i love acting in schoool i act every where i act and actting is in my blood and would like to be an actor because when i act i experris my feelings and im in a drama club if there is an agent there auddtion me because what ever part it is i will fit for the role my name is junaid iqbal i live in sheffield age 13
    so if theres a agent there plzz i will fit the role.

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  66. Hi junaid, I asked the same thing practically! They had the last series on tv on friday. Unfortunately they won't be filming another series xx that's what ScreenTerrier said xx
    Lauren xx

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  67. hi, as i said, if there is any good shows you think i would be suitable for then please get back to me with the audition details. I go to The Friary performing arts and sports college high school in Lichfield. I have experience in school productions and shows and i go to drama classes in school and i am about to start acting classes outside of school. I am 12 years old and i am in year 8. all the people that i perform to say i am really good and i am totally prepared to become a young actress, acting is my life and it really does mean so much to me. Thanks :)
    Eve Mason x

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  68. Hi, my name is Emily and No there is no more tbr but Poppy and Rosie will be in this series called belonging where Lily tries to get them to meet there dad, but Poppy and Rosie run out crying. Lily plotts another plan and tells her dad to bring lots of cakes and sweets. poppy is then sick. The foster parents and Mike are really cross with Lily and Tracy hope this helps and good luck with your acting career I got to- Temple Academy of Performing arts and I am also 12 and go to Langley Park School for Girls and am in year 7 and also started in September!xx:)

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  69. hi my name is fabiha.i'm a really big fan of tracy beaker returns.i'm ten years old,and plz if u can,can you let me know how to get auditions done for tracy beaker !!!

    p.s i'll really appreciate this :))

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  70. Sorry Lauren I am not Katie's mum but her mum has been on here before. I just know a lot about them as I am a big fan sorry xx P.S a good acting agency if you don't got to classes is thertre school, but they only do auditions for really good CV's. Or if you are good enought and you are really good at acting then your drama class will put you through for an audition. Katie was amazing last night so sweet you must be so proud of her! xxxx

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    1. Wow Emily, you really should go on it! Mia and Amy are the best characters I think, lol! =D

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  71. OMG Can't believe Justine came back!
    Tracy and Seth are going to get married and they are going to have a baby that's due on the same day as Justine and Crash from the old series!!!!

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  72. hi all i love tracy beaker returns i think liam richard wisker is a fitttie and if you know any names of acting agencys i love to act i would love to be one any tv show or movie i am 11 years old

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  73. Sylvia young agency but you need a CV for that.
    Northern Media film
    Italia conti agency
    The Edge agency
    Alan Fairholm
    Hope this helps you but you have to have a CV for these people or any agent to audition people and they audition people with the best CV's :) xx

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  74. Happy 8th Birthday to the amazing little actress Katie Anderson for tomorrow. Hope you have a wonderful day Katie and get everything you asked for. Lots of birthday love, Emily xxx

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  75. OMG! I just saw Joe Maw in York on Saturday, 7th of April!

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