Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jack Whitehall's Little Cracker

10 year old Archie Lyndhurst from Chichester, son of Only Fools and Horses actor Nicholas Lyndhurst, has landed the role of a young Jack Whitehall in this Christmas's season of Sky1's Little Crackers.

Jack's Little Cracker is the story of his relationship with his father when he was growing up from the ages of about 10 and 11.

Or as Jack describes it: "Back then I liked to dress up - a lot. It's the tale of a camp little boy who grew up into a camp adult and defines who I am now. I was a show-off and a bit flamboyant, and that's where it all started, with my parents indulging me and not telling me to stop dressing like an idiot and behaving like a tit."

On Archie's casting, he added:
"Initially, we thought it was going to be so difficult that we cut down a lot of the stuff that my character said because we were worried that the actor wasn't going to be good enough. Then our casting director found Archie Lyndhurst [son of Nicholas]. We took one look at his audition tape, and he was so good that I went back and added in all the lines that we'd taken out. I think the star of the Little Crackers will be Archie. He definitely has some of his father's comedic ability, and I'm sure he's a star of the future."

22 year old Jack (represented by Chambers Management), from London, started out as a child actor before turning to stand-up comedy and he won Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Festival Comedy Awards in 2009. He was recently seen starring in Channel 4's Fresh Meat.

After the success of last year's series which featured shorts from Stephen Fry, Dawn French, Jo Brand, and Catherine Tate amongst others, Sky  have secured another star-studded line-up for their cracking short film series.

The new series for this Christmas features along with Jack Whitehall, Sheridan Smith, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Jane Horrocks, Barbara Windsor, Shappi Korsandi, Johnny Vegas, Harry Hill, John Bishop, Alan Davies and Sally Lindsay. The series gives stars the chance to tell how they did something for the first time.

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