Twins aim­ing to make it big in Hol­ly­wood

Halifax Courier - - Yourcourier - By ian hirst

Twins Carl and Kelvin Wolfenden are tread­ing the red car­pets and tak­ing in the spotlight as they build on their promis­ing act­ing ca­reers in Hol­ly­wood. The broth­ers from Shelf took the brave de­ci­sion to say good­bye to their friends and fam­ily and travel 5,000 miles to Los An­ge­les at the age of 17 in pur­suit of their act­ing dream.

Dad Richard Wolfenden said their pas­sion for the arts was there for all to see since the age of 11.

“They did their first pro­fes­sional film­ing for Granada Tele­vi­sion at the age of 11 years old, this made their minds up im­me­di­ately what ca­reer they were de­ter­mined and des­tined to pur­sue.

“The tele­vi­sion pro­gramme by Granada for The Ge­o­graph­i­cal Chan­nel, Naked science fea­tures peo­ple like Pro­fes­sor Hawkins in it.

“They have been to­tally fo­cused and ded­i­cated from there on in and we have been pestered to bits all the time about go­ing to the States to con­tinue their ca­reer.

“When they were 11 and 12 they would go to bed and leave us mes­sages all the time on the stares say­ing when are we go­ing to Amer­ica.”

The for­mer Hip­per­holme and Light­cliffe High School pupils spent five years per­form­ing with The Ac­tors Work­shop in Hal­i­fax per­form­ing in four public shows a year in­clud­ing pieces of work from to di­verse plays such as Clockwork Or­ange.

The twins were picked up straight away when they flew out to the United States.

Christo­pher Mont­gomery, the CEO and founder of Prodigy Tal­ent com­pany based in LA in the cen­tre of Hol­ly­wood Boule­vard right in the mid­dle of the fa­mous walk of fame, quickly spot­ted their tal­ent and skills and signed them up.

“My wife and my­self de­cided to back them hole heart­edly be­cause they were so ded­i­cated and fo­cused from such an early age, so we al­lowed them to travel to the States and to con­tinue their cho­sen ca­reer at only the early age of 17,” said dad Richard.

“Of course we miss them to bits and are so very proud of what they have achieved, but we de­cided we could not stand in the way of such pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion.

“We do how­ever keep in reg­u­lar touch by Skype mes­sen­ger and tele­phone.”

Af­ter cel­e­brat­ing their first year in Hol­ly­wood, the twins now have a na­tional McDon­alds com­mer­cial un­der their belt they are set to star in two new ma­jor up and com­ing fea­ture films, and cho­sen for key roles in another film which is con­fi­den­tial and to be an­nounced shortly.

Twins Carl and Kelvin Wolfenden moved to Los An­ge­les at the age of 17 to fol­low their act­ing dream

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