St Marys’ own Keiy­nan Lons­dale goes from strength to strength in Hol­ly­wood. The for­mer MTV VJ has landed the role of Wally West/Kid Flash in the DC Comics se­ries.

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ST Marys ac­tor Keiy­nan Lons­dale con­tin­ues to make his mark in the act­ing world, land­ing the role of Wally West/Kid Flash in the DC En­ter­tain­ment and Warner Bros se­ries The Flash.

He will play Wally West, the nephew of the Flash’s girl­friend Iris West, in at least 10 episodes of the se­ries’ sec­ond sea­son.

Lons­dale, 23, has made an im­me­di­ate im­pact on Hol­ly­wood since mov­ing there just 12 months ago.

He landed his first ma­jor film role last year, cast in the Diver

gent se­quel In­sur­gent as Uriah, and will reprise the role in the se­ries’ third film Al­le­giant: Part 1.

He was also cast in Dis­ney’s adap­ta­tion of The Finest Hours.

“I was ob­sessed with the show ( The Flash) be­fore I even knew about the au­di­tion, which is just a crazy co­in­ci­dence,” Lons­dale told NewsCorp.

“They have cre­ated such an ex­cit­ing se­ries with The Flash, so I can’t wait to por­tray Wally West and I can’t wait to work with such a great team of pro­fes­sional peo­ple.”

Lons­dale’s mum, Vicki Lons­dale, who still lives in St Marys, said her son was not al­ways that com­fort­able on stage.

“The minute Keiy­nan came along we knew there was some­thing dif­fer­ent about him,” Ms Lons­dale said.

“He was a com­pletely dif­fer­ent child; he was 100 per cent shy.

“We used to have to wrap him up in blan­kets to get him on stage.”

De­spite be­ing a quiet child, Lons­dale quickly re­alised he had a tal­ent and al­ways dreamt of a ca­reer in en­ter­tain­ment.

Ms Lons­dale said she was proud of her son and had a hard time keep­ing the news of his new role un­der wraps.

“I knew about it ages ago,” she said. “The funny thing was he had just started watch­ing

The Flash se­ries and then they rang him for the role. For peo­ple my age, comics were to us like phones are to young peo­ple these days – they were the big­gest thing you could get.”

The sec­ond sea­son will air on the Amer­ica ca­ble net­work The CW in Oc­to­ber.

Aus­tralian fans will have to wait un­til the show airs on Fox8 later this year.

Main pic­ture: Keiy­nan Lons­dale

will be part of The Flash TV se­ries in the role of (inset) Wally West/Kid Flash. Im­age cour­tesy

of DC En­ter­tain­ment

Pic­ture: CARLY EARL

Keiy­nan Lons­dale keeps go­ing from strength to strength in Hol­ly­wood.

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