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Matilda Kent lands role in All Creatures Great and Small Series 4

The third Articulate member to join the All Creatures Great and Small cast – Matilda Kent (10) has landed a role in Series 4 of the iconic Channel 5 series. This is the second role Matilda has landed in the space of only a few weeks; Matilda has just been in Germany filming for a […]

Jack O’Connor and Matilda Kent filming for major theme park commercial

Articulate’s Jack O’Connor (10) and Matilda Kent (10) landed cast roles in a commercial for a major theme park earlier this month. They recently flew out to Germany to film. Jack was spotted by Casting Director Lee Mountjoy at one of our workshops last month. Lee was really impressed with how Jack performed and took […]

Amara and Aurora join the Hullraisers cast for Series 2

Aurora Harris (7) and Amara Atwal (8) have both landed cast roles in the upcoming series of Channel 4’s Hullraisers!  This is Aurora’s first cast role – she really impressed the casting director with her characterisation and energy. She has quite a bit of experience on TV sets, having previously appeared as a supporting artist […]

CBBC’s The Dumping Ground wins Best Children’s Series

At the 2023 Royal Television Society Awards for the North East and Borders, CBBC’s iconic, long-running drama The Dumping Ground won the ‘Best Children’s’ award! This programme is so special to us because we’ve had so many kids land great roles: Yousef Naseer played Joseph from Series 4 to Series 6. Freddy Smith plays Kyle, […]

Jaylan and Matilda back for Hullraisers Series 2

Jaylan Batten (10) and Matilda Firth (8) are learning their lines and getting ready for the next series of Channel 4’s chaotic comedy Hullraisers! The popular sitcom is set and filmed in Hull, and Series 1 came out April 2022. A second series was confirmed in August after an amazing reception. Hullraisers follows the lives […]

Billy Hickey cast in All Creatures Series 4 as Guest Lead

Billy Hickey has made us very proud, landing his fourth cast role in the beloved Yorkshire-set All Creatures Great and Small. He will be playing the guest lead in an episode of the next series. Billy (13) has been on a roll, appearing in CBBC’s Princess Mirror-Belle Series 2 as the bully Stephen, Sky’s A […]

Matilda lands Cast Role and films in Bulgaria for major Hollywood movie

Matilda Firth has just got back from Bulgaria, where she was busy filming in a cast role for a Hollywood feature film alongside an A-lister – what a way to start the year! After landing the role back in October, Matilda (8) spent a few weeks of January and February in Bulgaria. She had lots […]

Alan Carr’s Changing Ends to feature Articulate’s Dotty Davies

ITV’s Changing Ends, a six part comedy on Alan Carr’s life, will feature Dotty Davies (14) in her first cast role. Dotty has had plenty of experience filming for TV (she’s had appearances on CBBC’s Lagging, BBC’s Gentleman Jack and Traces, and Channel 5’s Anne Boleyn), but this will be her first cast role. The […]

Austin Haynes and Joel Wealthall filming for new BBC comedy

Articulate boys Austin Haynes (14) and Joel Wealthall (18) have landed cast roles in an upcoming BBC comedy series. This is Austin’s first role of the year, after starring in The Railway Children Returns, Channel 4’s short film Youthless, and featuring in Channel 4’s Somewhere Boy last year. He started filming earlier this month, after […]

Lots of Articulate Support Artists on CBBC’s Lagging

Lagging is a new fun series about gaming, friendship and growing up, filmed locally in Yorkshire and following a group of 12 year olds gamers. The second series of CBBC’s comedy drama will have a lot of familiar faces. Last summer many of our child, Young Performer and adult supporting artists were lucky enough to […]

Netflix’s Bank of Dave is out now – keep an eye out for Articulate support artists!

Netflix’s Bank of Dave is out now – keep an eye out for Articulate support artists! Netflix’s new film Bank Of Dave, a biopic about a self-made millionaire in Yorkshire, is out now. Not only was it filmed locally in Leeds and Burnley, but there were a huge number of Articulate support artists involved. Starring […]

Macy Millerová and Mattea Cooper star as Constance in Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Articulate’s Macy Millerová (10) and Mattea Cooper (9) have both been starring as Constance in the return of Standing at The Sky’s Edge at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Standing at the Sky’s Edge debuted in 2019 to amazing reviews. It tells the story of three families living in Park Hill, a council housing estate […]

Maddie Brown filming for NSPCC commercial – her first cast role

Articulate’s Madison Brown (16) had a wonderful start to 2023 by landing her first cast role, as ‘Elle’ in a new NSPCC campaign. She had a recall over the winter break and was cast in early January.  This might be her first cast role, but Maddie is not new to acting. She worked on the […]

Aviva’s Boxing Day 2022 commercial features Roselynn in her first cast role

Roselynn Krishna Parmar Tasara (14) has landed her first cast role, as the daughter of one of the featured families in this insurance commercial. After her initial self tape, Roselynn recalled in London and was cast in October from that recall. She filmed for a few days in Manchester and had a great time. She’s […]

Articulate’s Kate Luo features in Haven’s new commercial

Kate Luo made us really proud this Boxing Day when the Haven Holidays Summer Breeze 2023 advert aired with her in one of the opening shots as ‘Reading Girl’. Kate was cast back in September after working so hard on her self tapes; she and her mum went to Wales a couple of weeks later […]

Zanele Nyoni joins cast of Waterloo Road as series regular

With a new teaser trailer and confirmed release date, Waterloo Road is back after it’s seven year hiatus, and two Articulate girls will be starring as series regulars. Chiamaka Ulebor (14) was cast back in February as Shola Aku, and we can now announce that Zanele Nyoni (12) will be joining her as Jessie. Both […]

Austin Haynes cast in upcoming feature film Jackdaw

Articulate’s Austin Haynes (14) has been cast as a supporting character in the upcoming gritty film Jackdaw. Austin will head to Newcastle in December to film.  This has been a great year for Austin: The Railway Children Return came out in July, in which he played lead Thomas, the All Creatures Great and Small episode […]

New Channel 4 short film Youthless stars Articulate actors

The cast of Channel 4’s short film Youthless is full of familiar faces. Austin Haynes, Scarlett Hodgson and Owen Phillips play 13 year olds living on a Bradford council estate. Set in the early 2000s, Youthless follows the three as they unknowingly embark on the last day of their childhoods. The short film is directed […]

3 Articulate actors in cast roles in Sky’s Christmas Carole

Articulate actors Matilda Firth (7), Billy Hickey (13) and Lowell Jackson (6) all landed cast roles in Sky’s comedy drama Christmas Carole, and spent time filming in London earlier this year. Suranne Jones stars in this bold reimagining of Charles Dickens’s classic story A Christmas Carol, with a modern twist. Christmas Carole features the Gentleman […]

Tia Richardson lands guest lead in Doctors

Tia Richardson (22) has landed a guest lead role in the BBC medical soap Doctors. Young Performer Tia has only been with Articulate for two months, but she impressed the casting directors enough with just her self tape that they offered her the role without even recalling her. It is amazing to see such a […]

George Kent lands role in dark comedic short film

After only joining our agency last month, George Kent (19) has landed a role in a short film set in Manchester. George spent a day filming in Manchester with a great cast and crew in a small speaking role. The short film is a darkly comedic modern western set to come out next year.  George […]

Owen Phillips lands role in Casualty

Articulate’s Owen Phillips (11) has landed a role in BBC’s medical drama Casualty. He will be going to Wales to film in Cardiff over several weeks in December.  This is a great end of a great year for Owen; he landed a new series regular role in CBBC’s The Dumping Ground as Wes, he played […]

Mattea Cooper will play Constance in Standing at The Sky’s Edge

Articulate’s Mattea Cooper (8) will play Constance in the month-long return of Standing at The Sky’s Edge at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, and starts rehearsals this week. Mattea auditioned on Friday after our office suggested she go for it, and a few hours later, she was cast – all on the same day! Debuting […]

Mabel Addison stars in LEGO’s new Christmas advert

LEGO has released their new Christmas advert, and it features Katy Perry, Iron Man, Rapunzel… and Articulate’s Mabel Addison! LEGO’s 2022 holiday campaign “celebrates the creativity of children, inspires them to imagine a better world and shows how LEGO play helps them develop vital life-long skills”. In this advert, a group of children run outside […]

Will Powell cast as Prince Harry in Netflix’s The Crown

In the upcoming season 5 of Netflix’s award-winning series The Crown, Articulate’s Will Powell (13) will be playing Prince Harry. The Crown is a Netflix dramatisation of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s life, and season 5 is it’s penultimate season. As with season 3, a jump in time means a change in cast, and Prince […]

Megan Griffiths cast as lead in local short film Egg & Chips

Articulate’s Megan Griffiths (12) has landed a lead role in Egg and Chips, a local short film focusing on poverty in the North. Megan is no newcomer to acting, having recently featured in ITV’s Malpractice as Carly, and making appearances in CBBC’s Jamie Johnson, ITV’s The Hunt for Raoul Moat, BBC’s Peaky Blinders and a […]

Bella James joins cast of Emmerdale as Eve Dingle

Articulate’s Bella James (3) is now playing Eve Dingle on ITV’s Emmerdale. Bella’s first filming role was for Netflix when she was just 2 weeks old, and now she’s in a long-term cast role on one of the UK’s most popular soaps. Bella made her first appearance as Eve in the episode aired on the […]

Aiden Cook stars as lead child in Disney’s The Full Monty sequel

Aiden Cook (11) has had an incredible 5 months filming for the Disney+ series The Full Monty. This 8-part miniseries sees all our favourite well-loved stars from the original Full Monty movie coming back to reprise their roles after 25 years. Aiden’s first speaking role came towards the end of 2021 in All Creatures Great […]

Iyla McKaig as new series regular role in Jamie Johnson Series 7

Articulate’s Iyla McKaig (15) landed a role as new series regular Usma last year and had an amazing time filming in Wales for 4 months over the summer. Finally, series 7 of CBBC’s Jamie Johnson is coming out, and we’re so proud of her! The children’s drama is back for series 7, following the life […]

Evie Elgie wraps filming as Jenna in A Kind of Spark TV adaption

Articulate’s Evie Elgie has just wrapped after 4 months of filming as Jenna for BBC’s A Kind of Spark. Jenna is a lead character and has so much about her; Evie had such a great time playing her over the summer! A Kind of Spark is a new 8 episode CBBC series based on the […]

Austin Haynes in All Creatures as Andrew Simmonds

In tonight’s episode of All Creatures Great and Small, Austin Haynes makes an appearance as Andrew Simmonds. This episode finds Mrs Hall taking time off to meet up with an important person from her past and Tristan is put in charge of housekeeping duties, while Siegfried focuses on running the practice and educating a visiting […]

Articulate’s Austin Haynes stars in Somewhere Boy for Channel 4

Austin Haynes (14) can be seen in Somewhere Boy from Sunday 16th October as Young Danny. This TV series is already tipped as one of the biggest dramas of the year. Somewhere Boy is the intriguing story of Danny, who has spent his entire life in isolation at a remote house with his father Steve. At […]

Articulate’s Matilda Firth stars in Disney’s Disenchanted!

Matilda Firth (7) will play Bella in the upcoming Disney film Disenchanted, the sequel to Enchanted which came out in 2007. Disenchanted is set ten years after the original award-winning fantasy, with Giselle, played by Amy Adams, now questioning her happiness and inadvertently turning the lives of those in the real world and Andalasia upside […]

Owen Phillips stars in short film Phoenix of Gloucester

The Phoenix of Gloucester is a short film presented at the Xiaomi Film Festival, directed by award-winning filmmaker James Lucas and starring Articulate’s Owen Phillips (11) as Young Charlie. Owen is no newcomer to acting – he recently joined the cast of CBBC’s The Dumping Ground as new series regular Wes, as well as playing […]

Jessica Lawrenson stars as voiceover in new McDonalds advert

Articulate’s Jessica Lawrenson (9) has landed an amazing new job – the voiceover in the new McDonald’s radio commercial! After her fantastic self tape, she was quickly cast and the advert was produced within a week. This is Jessica’s second job this year, her first being a huge commercial for a car brand. This was […]

5 Articulate kids join cast of CBBC’s The Dumping Ground

Last year, Articulate’s Freddy Smith landed an amazing role in CBBC’s The Dumping Ground. This year, he has been joined by a few more Articulate actors, in a wonderful range of roles. Series 10 now features Freddy Smith as Kyle, Owen Phillips as Wes, Zanele Nyoni as Izzy, Myra-Sofia Iftikhar as Sushila, and our agents […]

Articulate Young Performer Tyler Pringle stars in McDonalds advert

Articulate’s Tyler Pringle (18) stars in the new McDonalds advert. Tyler travelled to Switzerland in February to film for this advert, which is an amazing commitment. It was his first trip without a chaperone too! Tyler is such a hard worker; he has auditioned for lots of roles across TV. He is currently working on […]

Lucy Chambers cast in CBBC’s Silverpoint Series 2

Articulate’s Lucy Chambers (15) has been cast in a fantastic role in the top children’s sci-fi drama Silverpoint. Silverpoint is an atmospheric CBBC series following a group of kids as they uncover the mystery of Silverpoint Woods. In 1997, four children vanished in the woods and 23 years later, these children are going to find […]

Mabel Addison joins cast of Emmerdale as Clementine Reed

Articulate’s Mabel Addison (9) has joined the cast of the hit ITV Yorkshire soap Emmerdale as Clemmie (Clementine) Reed – a new regular.  Mabel worked extremely hard to get the role of Clementine Reed – she has really improved as an actress through her perseverance and hard work. She has been thoroughly enjoying her time […]

Mattea Cooper starts filming for The World According to Grandpa

Articulate’s Mattea has started filming for the Milkshake series The World According to Grandpa, after being cast as new character Lily in February. After working really hard and going through quite a few rounds of auditions she landed a leading role as Lily, and had a lot of scripts to learn. She’s been having a […]

Articulate kids star in Channel 4’s Hullraisers

The Channel 4 chaotic comedy Hullraisers is out, and features some familiar faces! The show follows three women living in Hull – self-described actress Toni, her sister Paula and best friend Rana. Articulate’s Matilda Firth (7) plays Toni’s daughter Grace, and Jaylan Batten (9) plays Paula’s son Jake, both series regulars. Rocco Haynes (8) plays […]

Ackley Bridge series 5 stars Yousef Naseer as Saleem Paracha

Articulate’s Yousef Naseer (16) is back for the fifth series of Ackley Bridge. He took over the role of Saleem Paracha for series 4 of the award-winning Channel 4 drama, and over 200 Articulate support artists took part in this new series. The series follows the lives of various pupils and staff at a multicultural […]

Freddie Cooper cast in Princess Mirror-Belle Series 2

Freddie Cooper (11) has been cast as a series regular in the second series of CBBC’s Princess Mirror-Belle. Based on the book series by Julia Donaldson, Princess Mirror-Belle features a young girl called Ellen and her mischievous mirror double, both played by Tallulah Conabeare. The 2021 series also stars Beth Angus as Katy, Amy Beth […]

Daisy Exley, Matilda Firth and Rocco Haynes cast in Starve Acre movie adaptation

3 Articulate actors have landed roles in the upcoming film, Starve Acre. Daisy Exley (10) and Matilda Firth (7) will be playing the Burnsall sisters, and Rocco Haynes (9) has a small role too! Starve Acre is an upcoming horror film based on the highly-praised novel of the same name. It is still in development […]

Chiamaka Ulebor joins cast of Waterloo Road for the BBC!

14-year-old Chiamaka Ulebor has been cast as series regular Shola Aku in the upcoming series of Waterloo Road. The BBC drama is being revived after it was cancelled in 2015, with returning cast members such as Adam Thomas, Katie Griffiths and Angela Griffin, plus a lot of new faces like Kym Marsh, Rachel Leskovac, Sonia […]

Articulate Children and Young Performer land cast roles in final series of hit BBC drama Happy Valley!

Articulate’s Freddy Smith (16), a young performer, along with three Articulate child actors, Bethany Stott (9), Bonnie Stott (5) and Myra Sofia Iftikhar (10), have all been cast in the latest and last series of critically acclaimed BBC drama Happy Valley. Set in the hills and dales of Yorkshire and directed by Sally Wainwright, Happy […]

Articulate’s Tilly Kaye (10) and Isha Kaur (10) take prime roles in the new CBeebies new show “Biff and Chip”!

Articulate’s kids are to play leading roles in the upcoming CBeebies series “Biff and Chip”, with Tilly playing the title role of Biff and Isha taking the role of Aneenna, Biff’s friend. Based on the books by Roderick Hunt, the show will follow the adventures of Biff and Chip, a creative and energetic pair of […]

Bertie Brotherton cast as Thomas Tate in ITV’s Emmerdale

Articulate baby Bertie Brotherton has been cast as Thomas Tate, a new series regular in the hit northern soap Emmerdale. Thomas Tate is the son of GabbyThomas, played by Rosie Bentham, and Jamie Tate, played by Alexander Lincoln. With the current storyline of Gabby becoming a newly single mother and struggling with her responsibility as […]

Alfie Clark, Austin Haynes and Gianluca Gallucci Star in Ted’s Top Ten, CITV’s newest Sitcom from 6th December!

Alfie Clark, Gianluca Gallucci and Austin Haynes represent Articulate in CITV’s newest sitcom, Ted’s Top Ten.

Articulate Child Star Matilda Firth Reduces Nation to Tears in powerful Christmas Ad

Millions have already had the privilege of seeing this year’s McDonalds Advert, and if you haven’t, do so with a hankey at the ready.

Articulate’s Owen Phillips Amazes on Ice in ASDA’s 2021 Christmas advert

Articulate’s Owen Phillips, 10, is starring in Asda’s 2021 Christmas Advert. Taking the role of the Hero Son, Owen skates into an ASDA store that has now re-opened, performs on stage in a Nativity play for school, glides through an office party and sails into a festive celebration taking place at home. His character’s route […]

Ariculate’s child performer Megan Sanasy (7) features in Iceland’s 2021 Christmas advert!

Every year Iceland releases a new advert showcasing what it has to offer this festive season, and 2021 has been no different. Megan Sanasy has had the opportunity to play one of the happy partygoers in this year’s ad, and thoroughly enjoyed filming for the role. When asked about how she felt about getting the […]

Young Performer Aya Maruyama (16) gets golden opportunity to perform in the Sports Direct Christmas advert 2021!

Aya Maruyama, 16, one of Articulate’s young performers, has been given an amazing chance to film alongside such famous faces Emma Raducanu, Jack Grealish and Jessica Ennis-Hill in the Sports Direct Christmas advert 2021. The epic Christmas advert, rumoured to have cost over £6 million to make, features a role call of celebrities and sporting […]

Yousef Naseer (16) back filming Series 5 of Ackley Bridge for Channel 4 – great storylines for his character!

The ever-popular Ackley Bridge returns for a 5th series with brand new characters all dealing with the central issue of growing up in a multi-cultural British community in the 21st Century. Yousef Naseer reprises his role in Ackley Bridge, for the 2nd consecutive series. He will be appearing again as Saleem Paracha, a student at […]

The Railway Children Return release date announced as 1st of April 2022 with Articulate’s Austin Haynes in leading role Thomas!

Perhaps you remember 1970’s The Railway Children, or perhaps you have not had the opportunity to see the British classic? Whether you are familiar with the original or not, there will be much to love in the newest adaptation of Edith Nisbets beloved Children’s book, starring Articulate’s Austin Haynes as lead character Thomas! Set around […]

Young Performer Freddy Smith lands series regular role in CBBC’s The Dumping Ground as bad boy Kyle

Articulate’s Freddy Smith, 16, has landed a lead role in the critically acclaimed CBBC hit show The Dumping Ground. He will be starring as teenage “Bad Boy” Kyle in the 9th season and beyond. Freddy becomes the latest of many Articulate trained Kids and Young Performers to find roles in the immensely popular children’s TV […]

Articulate’s Iyla Mckaig (14) steps onto the Emmerdale set as teen bully Anabel!

Iyla Mckaig, a long-standing student of Articulate, will soon be joining the cast of ITV’s Emmerdale, one of Britain’s best loved northern soap operas. Emmerdale follows the lives of those who dwell in and around the Yorkshire village of Emmerdale, how they deal with the trials and tribulations of rural life and interwoven into a […]

7 Articulate Kids take Speaking Roles in Series 2 of ‘Gentleman Jack’ (BBC / HBO) due to be released in 2022!

Articulate’s Mazie McDonagh, Dexter Hughes, Tilly Kay, Owen Phillips, Austin Haynes, Hattie Edkins and Elizabeth Tobin reprise roles for Gentleman Jack season two. Gentleman Jack, a period drama set in the 1800s, follows the feisty figure of aristocratic diarist, mountaineer, political trailblazer, industrialist and world traveller Anne Lister, known in her own lifetime primarily as […]

Articulate’s Hattie Edkins and Aiden Cook star in All Creatures Great and Small series 2!

In 1978 the first season of All Creature Great and Small, an adaptation of a book by Alf Wight, aired on Channel 5, bringing a warm and gentle drama to our screens. Then, in 2020, the same show returned, and they’re now shooting series 2 with two Articulate trained kids among its cast. Following the […]

Articulate’s Haynes Brothers bring cheer to this year’s Co-op Christmas advert.

Articulate brothers Austin and Rocco Haynes star in the Co-op’s Christmas 2020 advert as brothers lighting up the lives of shopp

Articulate Children Appear in Brand New Netflix Series ‘The Stranger’

Articulate Children Appear in Brand New Netflix Series ‘The Stranger’.

80 Kids & 25 Mums and Dads Film For BBC Drama ‘Last Tango in Halifax’!

80 Kids & 25 Mums and Dads Film For BBC drama ‘Last Tango in Halifax’!

Articulate Kids star with Jason Manford in BBC’s ‘Scarborough’!

Tonight on BBC ONE is the first episode of the hit new show ‘Scarborough’, the show premiers at 9pm and keep an eye out for Articulate kids who filmed for the show earlier this year.

Articulate Kids Voiceover Work for ‘Downton Abbey Movie’ Down in London!

Articulate Kids Voiceover Work for ‘Downton Abbey Movie’ Down in London! We’re so pleased that our lovely little voiceover kids had fun on their all-expenses paid trip to London, doing voiceover work for ‘Downton Abbey The Movie’! Articulate kids Alfie Wilson, Hattie Edkins, Milly Chapman, Sebastian Peters and Austin Haynes all went down to London […]

What is it like to film a ‘Period Drama’?

What is it like to film a ‘Period Drama’?  We asked some of our fabulous young supporting artists, to put pen to paper, and tell us all about what it is like to film for a ‘period drama’! A period drama is a drama, usually for television or film, that is set in a time […]

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