Bearsden actor Daniel Kerr sweeps the boards at awards events

Daniel Kerr won a BAFTA for best new talent award. Youngest person ever to do so'Photo by Emma Mitchell'25/3/13
Daniel Kerr won a BAFTA for best new talent award. Youngest person ever to do so'Photo by Emma Mitchell'25/3/13

A BUDDING young Bearsden actor was celebrating a double success this week.

Daniel Kerr was voted Best New Scottish Actor in the Scottish Variety Awards 2013 just days after picking up a BAFTA ‘New Talent’ Award’ – both for his role as ‘Young Paul Ferris’ in Ray Burdis’s film “The Wee Man” starring Martin Compston.

Twelve-year-old Daniel is now the youngest-ever recipient of the ‘New Talent Award’.

The awards ceremonies took place in Oran Mor and Crowne Plaze Hotel in Glasgow.

Daniel told the Herald: “It was amazing.

“ I was definitely nervous, especially when I had to give a speech accepting the award.

“I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who supported me. I didn’t really know what was going on. I just couldn’t believe it.”

In the Best New Actor award Daniel was on a shortlist of five, and according to his step-dad, Iain, he ‘stole the show.’

Iain was at the event with wife Annemarie and their other son Cameron.

He said: “It was a really plush affair. There were eight other categories, but in Daniel’s he was up against four other actors. It has been such an amazing and busy couple of days for him, but he took it all in his stride.

STOLE THE SHOW

“He really stole the show and we were really glad he won as he has worked so hard for this.”

The Wee Man, starring Martin Compston, tells the story of how Ferris entered Glasgow’s crime underworld, working his way up the ranks as an associate of Arthur “The Godfather” Thompson senior.