‘Inspirational’ star Ryan is riding crest of a wave

YOUNG STARS Owen Salthouse, Ryan Wilkinson and Olivia Cosgrove
YOUNG STARS Owen Salthouse, Ryan Wilkinson and Olivia Cosgrove
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Schoolboy actor Ryan Wilkinson is making waves in the TV industry, winning a top award nomination as he returns to screens in a hit children’s series.

Ryan, from Fleetwood, is back on the CBBC channel for the autumn as Charlie in comedy drama All At Sea.

As the new series of the show began on Friday, 13-year-old Ryan was nominated for the best performance in a comedy award in the glittering the North West RTS Awards.

He is up against four adult performers for the award, which will be presented at Manchester’s prestigious Hilton Hotel on November 15, including Justin Fletcher for CBBC’s Gigglebiz, Gina McKee in Hebburn by Channel X North and Baby Cow Manchester, and Adil Ray in Citizen Khan by BBC Comedy Production.

A pupil at Cardinal Allen Catholic High School, Fleetwood, as well as Scream Theatre School in Blackpool, Ryan spent much of his summer on location in Scarborough and at the studios oin Manchester working on the new series.

The show also features Owen Salthouse, another Scream student, from Blackpool, as Charlie’s arch enemy.

Scream Theatre School principal Tom Morris said: “Ryan’s a very popular student at Scream, and has worked so hard since he joined us a couple of years ago.

“He’s had some very impressive jobs on shows such as Shameless and Doctors, so it was only a matter of time before he landed the leading role in his own series.

“Ryan’s an inspiration to the younger generation of Screamers, and is such a conscientious and considerate young man, we’re all so proud of him.”

Also featuring in All At Sea is Olivia Cosgrove, a pupil at Scream’s Media City, Salford, branch, and a host of other young ‘Screamers’ in supporting and cameo roles.

The Mowbray Drive-based school’s students were spotted at its annual acting showcase held at the Odeon cinema in the Blackpool in April.

Tom added: “Our ‘Oscars’ are held at the cinema every year, and we always make sure we get casting directors from London and Manchester along to see our youngsters.”