HE’S all set for a taste of TV stardom starting today.
But young Alex Starke admits he found filming his own stunts was a bit daunting.
After all, how many 11-year-olds get wedged in a basketball hoop 10 feet above the ground?
“That was a bit hard”, admitted the budding star, from Longley Road, Almondbury.
“But the filming for the series was great fun.
“We filmed at a former school in Stockport and it was hard work”.
Alex is due to appear in a new series of The 4 O’Clock Club, which goes out on the CBBC channel today at 4pm.
Alex plays the part of Adam, a new character in the gang of kids who get into all sorts of scrapes.
He is set to appear in six out of the 12 episodes and is delighted that a third series of the popular children’s drama has been commissioned.
His agent, Jess Bell, of Scream, said: “Alex is such a talented and hard-working young actor, set for an exciting and busy 2013”.
It certainly seems so for the Newsome High School student.
He is also set to appear in a BBC production called Sparticle Mysteries, in which he plays a wizard. That is likely to be screened later in the year.
And he has also done a series of voice-overs for a children’s animated series called The Dinosaur Train.
It’s an American show and Alex was one of a number of British youngsters brought in to do voice-overs for a British version.
“The TV work is really exciting but I don’t know if that’s what I want to do as a career.
“I’d love to do it for the next few years but I think I’d like to be a drama teacher in a school,” he said.
Alex, a former pupil at Kirkheaton Primary School, lives with mum Gillian, dad Simon and sister Hannah, 15.
Both he and Hannah are keen dancers and Alex has won awards for his work with the HD1 dance school.
He has also regularly appeared at shows at The Square Chapel in Halifax.
His dad said: “Neither Gillian nor I have any background in showbiz, but Alex has obviously got something.
“He loves the work and his dancing, but he’s just an ordinary lad with his friends.”