York teenager James Fox in running for Hollywood movie

York Press: James Fox James Fox

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.”

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9:12am Tue 21 Jan 14

whitehorse says...

He's so modest about it that he had to write to the Press and tell them! Well, good luck in your venture anyway.
He's so modest about it that he had to write to the Press and tell them! Well, good luck in your venture anyway. whitehorse

12:16pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Oyy you says...

whitehorse wrote:
He's so modest about it that he had to write to the Press and tell them! Well, good luck in your venture anyway.
Idiot.....
[quote][p][bold]whitehorse[/bold] wrote: He's so modest about it that he had to write to the Press and tell them! Well, good luck in your venture anyway.[/p][/quote]Idiot..... Oyy you

1:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

YorkPatrol says...

Oyy you wrote:
whitehorse wrote: He's so modest about it that he had to write to the Press and tell them! Well, good luck in your venture anyway.
Idiot.....
that's a bit harsh... he's only 14
[quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitehorse[/bold] wrote: He's so modest about it that he had to write to the Press and tell them! Well, good luck in your venture anyway.[/p][/quote]Idiot.....[/p][/quote]that's a bit harsh... he's only 14 YorkPatrol

2:12pm Tue 21 Jan 14

whitehorse says...

My feelings are almost hurt. Christ if you can't stand a jibe in the comments section of a local rags website, you're going to love it when the critics get hold of your boy.
My feelings are almost hurt. Christ if you can't stand a jibe in the comments section of a local rags website, you're going to love it when the critics get hold of your boy. whitehorse

5:34pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Grand to see a promising young Yorkshire lad with ambitions that stretch further than most here. Don't be put off the scent of fame by harmless stinky stuff written on here.
Grand to see a promising young Yorkshire lad with ambitions that stretch further than most here. Don't be put off the scent of fame by harmless stinky stuff written on here. Garrowby Turnoff

8:56am Fri 24 Jan 14

Denise5 says...

Have to say I agree with Whitehorse but don't blame the child. Very irresponsible pushy parenting in my opinion to run a story like this. Hundreds of children went up for this first stage audition, not just in Yorkshire but regular kids from schools across the entire country and truth is, most of them won't go any further. If he does, that's grand but chances are they've just set him up for major disappointment by over exaggerating his situation - ambition is one thing but this is a child, keep it real!
Have to say I agree with Whitehorse but don't blame the child. Very irresponsible pushy parenting in my opinion to run a story like this. Hundreds of children went up for this first stage audition, not just in Yorkshire but regular kids from schools across the entire country and truth is, most of them won't go any further. If he does, that's grand but chances are they've just set him up for major disappointment by over exaggerating his situation - ambition is one thing but this is a child, keep it real! Denise5

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