Local youngster features in BBC series

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A YOUNG Monifieth actor is set to make his film debut in a prominent BBC production which airs on Sunday.

Five-year-old Alexander Stewart will play the part of Brian Wilcox in the adaptation of Denise Mina’s novel ‘Field of Blood’ which will be shown on BBC 1 at 9 p.m. The drama is set in 1980s Glasgow.

The BBC approached the family about their son taking the role and after some discussion they agreed to let him play the part.

Alexander went with his dad, Derek, to Glasgow for a day of filming which took place in August of last year.

Derek said all the family are excited about seeing Alexander’s film debut and he explained his son got the star treatment.

He said: “They organised a car to pick him up and he even got his own trailer with his name on it.”

Peter Capaldi, Jonas Armstrong, David Morrissey and Ford Kiernan are just some of the cast that feature in the two part series and they were very complimentary of their young co-star.

Mr Stewart explained: “We went to the premier and he got a rapturous applause from the other cast members

“He’s quite good on set and he does have an active imagination and hopefully he’ll do more.”

Mr Stewart emphasised that his son’s education is very important but the opportunity to star in such a production may never come about again.

Alexander, who attends Grange Primary School, has also filmed advertisements for American television and family members are involved with Monifieth Amateur Dramatics.