Friday, January 6, 2012
Gene the Genie is played by newcomer 16 year old Adam Wadsworth from Chiswick. Haruka Abe (represented by Sainou) plays Naoko. 16 year old Fox Jackson-Keen (represented by Byron's Management) from London, who starred as Billy Elliot for a 2-year run in the West End musical, plays Mobbsy.
The cast also includes Lothaire Gerard (represented by A&J Management) from London as Brent, and 9 year old Ethan Hammer (also represented by A&J) as Reese. Ethan also made his West End debut in ‘Billy Elliot’ playing Small Boy when he was 6 years old. With 17 year old Heather Nicol from Fulwood, who won a full scholarship to Sylvia Young Theatre School when she was 11, as Penne.
Jasmine Hart (Jaz) has a genie in her phone. All Jaz really wanted was the free ringtone download advertised in a weird pop-up ad online, but instead she got landed with Gene.
Genies have kept up-to-date with modern times, ditched their lamps and moved into the mobile phone market. Plus once you've downloaded yourself a genie it's pretty much guaranteed you'll spend the rest of your life trying to get shot of him. The literature reads: Lifetime support and unlimited wishes, your dreams answered and a friend for life (not so different from a mobile phone contract) - moreover, Gene just LOVES granting wishes and sees any occasion as a perfect opportunity for a wish to be used.
The series filmed in Galway, Ireland from July to December 2011.
My Phone Genie is on Sundays at 9am on CITV/ITV & on Wednesdays at 5pm on CITV.
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