First TV post for Toby
ONE shul has a double interest in The Last Post, BBC1’s new drama which starts on Sunday night. The series about a British military police unit in 1960s Aden stars two members of West London Synagogue.
Jeremy Neumark-Jones said being chosen to play one of the lead characters, Captain Joe Martin, was “the biggest honour of my life”. He also revealed there is a Jewish character, Captain Israel Orchover from Manchester (who is played by actor Kevin Sutton).
Toby Woolf, 8 (left), who attends West London’s religion class, makes his TV debut as George Markham. Although he has never attended an acting class, his talent was spotted when he went to an audition in London for a part in a Steven Spielberg film last year.
When Nina Gold Casting put him up for The Last Post, his parents initially baulked at the idea of him spending six weeks filming in South Africa but came round. “Toby thought it hilarious he had body doubles — other children who had to look like him and stand while scenes were set up, which allowed him to rest and study,” mother Marnie said.
DANIEL de Wijze will be hoping to emulate Joey Goldman, who captained Balliol College, Oxford to victory in University Challenge earlier this year. The former deputy head boy of King David High School Manchester, captains St Hugh’s College, Oxford in a heat in the new series, aired on BBC2 on Monday.