Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Four lucky young Scottish actors join David Tennant and Suranne Jones starring in BBC One's new series Single Father, a touching yet humorous drama written by Mick Ford about finding love after heartbreak.
Filmed in Glasgow, the series tells the story of Dave (David Tennant), a photographer facing the seemingly impossible job of bringing up four kids alone after the sudden death of his wife, Rita.
The four kids are:
Natasha Watson. 15 year old Natasha (represented by West End Management), from Falkirk, started working as an actress at a young age, after joining the Glasgow Acting Academy, and landing the part of Freya in River City when she was 9 years old. She also became the youngest person to be nominated for a Scottish Bafta for her role in a short film Iota, when she was aged 8.
She plays Rita's eldest daughter, 15 year old Lucy who Dave has brought up as his own. A complicated, interesting teenager – the death of her mother leaves her with a whole host of unanswered questions about her identity and she becomes determined to find her real father knowing that it hurts Dave.
Paul played by newcomer 12 year old Chris Hegarty from Dumbarton.
Paul is the protector of his mother's values – a role that seems to enable him to deal with Rita's death. The 11-year-old also has an instinct to look after Dave – and quietly starts finding comfort in religion.
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Very angry at the loss of his mum, nine-year-old Ewan wants more attention from his dad – and will do anything to get it. Not thinking of the consequences…
Glasgow Academy Musical Theatre Arts training school and has appeared in panto and on CBeebies TV.
Millie is a 10-year-old who looks like a five-year-old but possesses the wiles, vocabulary and confidence of a deal-clinching businesswoman. She is a model, goes to drama classes and manages to squeeze in the odd shift at school into her hectic schedule.
She said: "I was in ASDA shopping when I got a phonecall about the audition from my sort of agent. I got five more call-backs after that."
Five-year-old Evie seems to bounce back more easily than the others. She has a strong sense of herself and her place in the family – and can take everyone by surprise. But is she socially sophisticated or a complete innocent?
Filming in Glasgow wrapped in May and the four-part series is due to be broadcast by the BBC later this autumn.