Harrow actor and Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel's passion for martial arts cannot be squashed by his sudden rise to fame.
The 18-year-old who first shot to fame in E4 drama Skins has been a member of Rayners Lane tae kwon do academy, South Harrow since he was 10 and is expected to return soon.
His instructor, Stuart Anslow has spoken to him briefly to congratulate him on the success of Oscar-nominated Slumdog and said: "Dev is a very humble and down to earth guy, I don't expect his film success will change that. I'm sure we'd kick him back into shape if it did."
Dev won a bronze medal at a world championship in 2004 and got his black belt in 2006.
Mr Anslow added: "People are definitely inspired by his black belt."
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