A YORK schoolboy is waiting to hear if he is in the running to appear in a major Hollywood film.

Manor CE Academy pupil James Fox was last week invited to St Albans for an audition where he performed a character script for a Warner Brothers film.

The 14-year-old now faces a nail-biting few weeks to see if he has progressed to the next round casting for the film, the name of which is a secret, but is understood to be based on a children’s story.

James landed the audition after being picked up by a London talent agency through his York theatre school, Razzamataz.

His mum, Lindy, said: “He is quite modest about it and hasn’t told many people, but secretly he is quite excited about it. He is looking forward to the possibility he could do something as high-profile as this.

“His friends at Razzamataz are over the moon for him.

“He said the audition went okay and they said he rehearsed well.”

The casting call was the first audition James has landed through talent agency Top Talent.

Mrs Fox said: “He didn’t start with anything small, it was straight in there with a Hollywood film.”

Before James headed off to his audition, he was given a send-off by students and teachers and presented with a “Break A Leg” card.

Angela Pickup, principal of Razzamataz, said: “I’m delighted that out students’ talent is recognised not only in York, but within the industry in general.”