A child star is born

A seven-year-old pupil at Ewell Castle School in Surrey has made his cinematic debut in the new Colin Firth film

Ewell Castle School pupil and local Epsom resident Alex Nikolov (aged 7) has a starring role in the new Colin Firth and Samuel L Jackson film ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’, which premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square, London and went on general release in the UK on 29 January.

His mother Frances says that Alex, who has attended Epsom Stagecoach since he was four, loves to sing and “has always loved putting on a show”. Rachel Crouch, principal of Epsom Stagecoach, is rightly proud of her student who successfully landed the role after his first professional audition and plays the child version of newcomer Taron Egerton. Alex appears in scenes with two of the film’s principal actors, Colin Firth and Samantha Womack.

“We were so proud of him both during filming and the premiere,” said his mother. “He had such a great time; he loved speaking to the cast, and was delighted when Colin Firth sent him a Christmas present. Alex can’t wait to do it all again, as well as being a teacher and a spy. Only time will tell.”

Mrs Fowler, head of pre-prep at Ewell Castle School where Alex is a pupil, added: “Alex is a happy, energetic and articulate little boy. We are delighted that he enjoyed this fantastic acting experience so much and we will continue to support and encourage his acting.” 


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