Daniel set to take 2014 by storm

Daniel Kerr
Daniel Kerr

A talented young actor from Bearsden looks set to continue his rise to fame this year with some more exciting acting roles lined up.

Bearsden Academy pupil Daniel Kerr (13) plays lead character Eli Grant in a children’s TV show on CBBC called The 4 O’Clock Club which his step-dad Iain describes as “a mixture of Grange Hill and Waterloo Road for children.”

He has also been filmed in a major new TV series which was filmed in Scotland and appears in an American TV series called Reign about Mary Queen of Scots.

Daniel was voted Best New Scottish Actor in the Scottish Variety Awards 2013 and he was the youngest ever recipient of the BAFTA New Talent award last year - both awards were for his role as Young Paul Ferris in Ray Burdis’s film The Wee Man starring Martin Compston.

Iain said: “It’s very exciting times for Daniel’s career - lots of people are interested in having him in their films and TV programmes.

“We are all very proud of him - he’s very dedicated to acting, he works hard but he thoroughly enjoys it.

“It’s been great for him to get some exposure on American TV shows.

“Getting his face known in America could help him to break into that market which is what he’d like to do.

“He says he’s only a tiny fish in the USA at the moment but he’d like to make it big one day there.”

Iain added: “Daniel’s a very modest boy, he just gets on with filming for shows quietly and often his friends only find out when they see him on TV.

“Last summer he spent 17 weeks in Manchester to film for The 4’O Clock Club. His mum lived there with him during that time to make it possible as he was filming every day.

“He was also asked to act in Waterloo Road this year but as he was so busy he could only do a minor role.”