A YOUNG actor has hit the big time after appearing in a major US drama.
Michael Kerr, 23, a former pupil of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College, has a role in the new series of HBO (Home Box Office) drama Game of Thrones, under his stage name Kerr Logan.
After moving to Ansdell from Ireland in 1999, Michael was accepted to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where he now lives.
And after graduating in 2010, he landed a part as a new regular character in the hit show, after a lengthy audition process involving meeting the American producers and directors.
Dubbed ‘The Sopranos with swords’, the programme is based in the medieval fantasy world of Westeros, and includes Sean Bean and Mark Addy in the cast.
Michael said: “It was amazing to film. My family [in the programme] own a fleet of boats, so in one battle scene there were hundreds of extras, flaming arrows, and a huge green screen effect.”
Michael has also appeared in various television, stage, and film roles. He is currently starring on stage in The White Side of the North in Belfast, and plays the lead singer of The Undertones in the upcoming film, Good Vibrations.
His mum, Diane Carson, of Central Drive, Ansdell, said: “Michael’s family, both in Ireland and England, are extremely pleased and excited for him.”