Bearsden Wee Man actor set for big award

daniel kerr
daniel kerr

A YOUNG star of the silver screen is in the running for the accolade of best new actor of the year.

Following his staring role in the film Wee Man about former Gangland hardman Paul Ferris’ life, Daniel Kerr (12) - who plays a young Ferris - has been nominated as part of the Scottish Variety Awards.

The budding Bearsden actor is no stranger to rubbing shoulders with actors who have become household names such as John Hannah and Denis Lawson.

The Bearsden Academy pupil has been a member of Scream Management Kids agency for the past two years ago and has also acted alongside The Royle Family’s Ricky Tomlinson in the ITV’s Great Night Out.

Daniel’s step-dad Iain said: “This is great news. Daniel was nominated on-line by quite a few member of the public and we are looking for as many people in the community to get behind him. This is a fantastic accolade just to be nominated. In my eyes it’s almost as important as getting a BAFTA.”

Daniel is one of five young actors up for the award. Online voting is now open and runs until March 8.

The winner will be announced at a star-studded, glitz and glamour evening at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow on Saturday, March 23.

The awards will be hosted by Des and Jennie of Capital FM Breakfast and previous years have boasted headliners such as Paolo Nutini, Sandi Thom, Amy Macdonald and Susan Boyle.

This year’s line-up will be announced shortly.

To vote for Daniel go to www.capitalfm.com/scottishvarietyawards