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Teenager lands lead role in anti-knife crime film

RISING STAR: Jordan Smith

A TALENTED teenager from Burton in Stafford-shire is set to make his professional acting debut in an anti-knife crime film.

After auditioning with 300 other actors, Jordan Smith, 15, was selected to play the lead role in the forthcoming movie Stereotype.

The film's producers said the budding actor had a great future ahead.

Rebecca McGibney, one of the film’s co-directors, said: “We looked at a lot of young actors from across the East Midlands and even further afield.

“The main thing we were looking for was honesty in the performance. On the basis of what we saw with Jordan, he has a bright future.”

Fellow co-director Jordan McGibney said: “His experience didn’t matter – both Rebecca and I are relishing the opportunity of working with such a raw talent.”


She added: “We’ll make sure that Jordan has all the support he needs throughout rehearsals and the shoot itself, and it’ll be up to him to show as much commitment and dedication to the role as he did in the auditions. The hard work starts here.”

Stereotype tells the story of a teenage boy, armed with a flick knife, who journeys into the night to mourn his brother’s murder.

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