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Schoolboy makes his acting debut in prime time drama

An 11 -year-old boy from Oldbury will make his acting debut in a primetime TV drama after his mum responded to a casting director's advert on facebook.

Himmut Singh Dhatt beat 200 others to win the role in The Boy with the Topknot which is based on a memoir by Wolverhampton writer Sathnam Sanghera about growing up in the city during the 1980s.

Wolverhampton writer Sathnam Sanghera said the production team spent months trying to find the right person to play him as a young boy.

Himmut with the writer of The Boy with the Topknot, Sathnam Sanghera Credit: Mendy Kaur Dhatt
Himmut with Bollywood and Bend it Like Beckham star Anupam Kher who plays Sathnam's father in the film Credit: Mendy Kaur Dhatt
On set with the 'adult Sathnam' - Mr Selfridge star Sacha Dhawan Credit: Mendy Kaur Dhatt

The drama airs on Monday evening (13 November).