Published: 08/07/2009 00:00 - Updated: 21/07/2009 09:27

Teen actor's chance of Disney fame

Written byBY KEELEY KNOWLES

A teenager is set to star in a Disney Channel comedy sketch in his television debut.

Jeremy IrvineJeremy Irvine, from Gamlingay, plays a character called Luke who is best friends with the two main characters, Harvey and Frank, in the second series of the hit show Life Bites which premieres on Saturday.

Joining him in the series are two British newcomers as well as Children's BAFTA-nominated Brad Kavanagh.

Jeremy, 19, who lives with his parents and two younger brothers in Church Street, went to Bedford Modern School before attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

He gained extensive theatre experience while at school with the National Youth Theatre, and in production including On The Boost with Mark Ravenhill at the MacOwen Theatre, London.

Life Bites is Jeremy's television debut, although he has acted in numerous independent films and commercials.

The first series of Life Bites was an instant hit with children and families across the UK with more than two million viewers.

Season two continues to bring to life the everyday adventures of a brother and sister, and their relationships with family and friends.

Each episode comprises around five humorous sketches showcasing the different relationships between the characters and the way they muddle their way through teenage life, whether it's sibling rivalry, embarrassing crushes or bickering families.

Jeremy, 19, said: "I'm thrilled to be joining the cast of Life Bites and really looking forward to playing the role of Luke.

"The first series was extremely successful, so being part of the new series is very exciting, and working with Disney Channel is a great introduction to a TV career."

Jonathan Boseley, vice president of Programming for Disney Channels UK and Ireland, said: "Over the past two years we've significantly increased our investment in locally produced shows.

"We're thrilled to be launching a brand new series of Life Bites and unveiling three more talented young stars."
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