From Cartoonito Karaoke to the Oscars…

The great thing about working with children is seeing where they end up.

I cast Dean-Charles Chapman in the pre-school music series, Cartoonito Karaoke, in 2004.

Dean went on to become the longest-running ‘Billy Elliot’ in the West End musical of the film, he bagged a role in ‘Game of Thrones’ and now his moving performance in ‘1927’ has seen him and his co-star, George MacKay take to the red carpets.

Congratulations Dean, I can’t wait to see what happens next! Meanwhile, enjoy those pancakes…