MEET OUR YOUNGEST SOAP STAR

The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment -

JOSHUA Ja­cobs, two-and-a-half, has been on the TV screen rather a lot of late as Ge­orge, the son of mur­dered mum Heather Trott, in BBC soap Eastenders.

When par­ents Radley and Amanda Ja­cobs of North-west London signed him with the Scal­ly­wags agency, “we hoped he might get a mod­el­ling job or a TV ad,” Radley said. “Two weeks later, we got a call ask­ing if he would like to au­di­tion. The day af­ter the au­di­tion, we were told he’d got the part and asked to start film­ing a week later. We are still shocked.”

Joshua — who goes to a Jewish nurs­ery — has “hugely en­joyed” the ex­pe­ri­ence, es­pe­cially work­ing with ac­tor Joshua Pas­coe who plays Ben Mitchell.

Al­lowed to shoot only 20 min­utes at a time, he is chap­er­oned by his par­ents on set. “The lights and cam­eras can be quite daunt­ing,” said Radley. “But he’s def­i­nitely a nat­u­ral and he’s im­pro­vised a lot.”

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