DEIGHTON teenager Troy Thomas is to appear on the big screen with film star Ralph Fiennes next year.
Troy, 17, of Sunny View Crescent, has a part in new film Chromophobia.
He plays an unruly pupil in a school and Fiennes is a teacher.
Fiennes's brother, Joseph, also stars in the film, which is directed by the famous pair's sister, Martha.
The film also features Penelope Cruz, Rhys Ifans and Kristen Scott-Thomas.
The plot follows the chaotic Aylesbury family, with unhappy wives, unruly children, scheming bosses, crafty journalists, a love child, dog-crazy stepmothers and social workers.
The aim is to illustrate how money, beauty and success have become the most important things in modern life.
Filming started on the Isle of Man on August 20 and is due to end next Tuesday.
Troy has finished filming his part, which he got thanks to his uncle discovering the film-makers wanted to cast a boy with dreadlocked hair in the classroom scene.
Troy had the right hairstyle and went for the audition.
He has always dreamed of being an actor and after his first taste of film-making, he is keen to carry on.
He said: "I have done some acting before, but not like this.
"I have not been to drama school, though I'd like to go.
"It was only a small part I got, but I'm really looking to go further with it."
While he waits for Hollywood to call, Troy is concentrating on an amateur film-making venture, the B Project.
It is in its early stages, with cash having just been secured.
Troy is also involved with the Communities United Project (Cup), a Huddersfield charity which uses sport to keep young people out of trouble.
He organises events for Cup and also works with the Shap charity, which helps young people to live in their own homes.
Troy is involved with Drug Sense and is organising an under-18s night at Elements bar in Huddersfield on behalf of the organisation.
The event will be on Friday, September 24.
THE film is due for release in 2005 and the title means an abnormal fear of colours.
Chromophobia was also the title of a 1960s animated film by Belgian director Raoul Servais about the director's childhood during the Nazi occupation.
It shows an army invading a peaceful town, imprisoning the citizens.