Sky’s the limit for young actor

Rossall school pupil George Weaver
Rossall school pupil George Weaver

A ROSSALL School pupil is keeping his fingers crossed for a role in a top British film.

George Weaver, who’s 16, is waiting to hear if he has been successful in an audition for a major role in a new film made by funnyman Simon Pegg, of Shaun of the Dead fame.

The budding actor and keen astronomer has also just notched up three A* and seven A grade GCSE passes.

He is a star in the classroom and now the sky’s the limit for the gifted pupil who wants to become an actor.

Only days before his GCSE triumph, George was in London auditioning to play the part of a young Martin Freeman (the actor known for his roles in The Office and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) in Pegg’s film, ‘The World’s End.

He said: “This week’s been really crazy. I’m not sure which is more exciting, the film potential or achieving A* and A’s in all subjects.

“For now, the GCSE results are a real buzz, because my dad’s bought me a season ticket for my favourite football team, Stoke City, for doing well in the exams. But if I’m lucky enough to get the film part, I think the excitement will be as good as this. Although, I think the Stoke City ticket will be hard to beat.”

If acting doesn’t work out for George he’s always got A* in sciences and maths to fall back on and perhaps a degree, followed by a career in astronomy.

Joining George in the ‘A-List’ hall of fame at Rossall is Scott Hughes, 16, of Rossall.

With 10 As and one B grade he plans to study A-Levels at Rossall and try for a degree in medicine.

He’s joined by Helen Tyler of Cleveleys with three A* grades, five A’s and two B’s. She said: “I thought I wouldn’t do as well, so I brought my dad into school for support when I collected my results, but I’m really chuffed.

There were also A* grades and A’s for Josh Stone, 16, of Poulton, who gained top grades in tough subjects, Chemistry and Physics, plus an A grade in maths, in which he expected a B pass.