Young actor Troy takes to the screen

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A young actor from Morley is set to hit the small screen after conquering the West End stage.

After playing the lead role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Troy Tipple, from Corporation Street, is currently acting in two films set to be released next year.

His mum, Jane, said: “He had never done film before, but he said he wanted to try out something new. He just loves to act so much.

“He is really enjoying it at the moment. He is the sort of lad who loves to dance, act and sing – I can’t keep up with him!”

The Morley Victoria pupil’s acting career only started in April 2013, when he played Nipper in a production of Oliver in York. His performances attracted the attention of the English Youth Ballet, who cast him for three parts in a production of Coppelia in June last year.

After starring as Charlie Bucket from November 2013 to May this year, Troy took part in several auditions before landing a part in the TV drama, which is due to hit screens next year.

“He has caught the acting bug!” said Mrs Tipple. “Sometimes I will hear him practicing his lines when he is by himself – he is acting all the time!”

“He is very outgoing – quite quirky and cheeky, but not in a bad way. He has a very good sense of humour and is very easy to get along with.”

While Jane was loathe to give away too much about the film roles that Troy is taking part in, one is a supporting slot in a film in which he plays the lead character’s friend during