A seriously ill teenager who dreams of becoming an actor was thrilled to get exclusive access to the set of Stephen Berkoff's new film.
Jack Norris, 18, from Hounslow , who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis – a condition that affects the lungs and digestive system – took some time out from hospital to meet director of The Tell Tale Heart Stephen Cookson, and screenplay writer and star Berkoff, at Elstree Studios.
During his visit he also got a behind-the-scenes tour, watched scenes being filmed and visited the different departments on set including the props team.
The youngster who has a passion for films and acting is required to take medication and attend physiotherapy daily as well as regular hospital appointments for treatment.
Despite these hurdles he has manage to complete a two-year theatre course achieving a top grade and is going on to university to continue his training.
Jack’s mum Lorraine, said: “Jack had an amazing time, so thank you. He met Steven and had a chat as well as three other actors. He has talked non-stop about it.
“We were shown some props and saw the filming, Jack even had the opportunity to say action and cut. I think Jack is now dreaming it maybe him one day!
“We were all made to feel so welcome and had a great time.”
The trip to Borehamwood was made possible thanks to children’s charity Rays of Sunshine who grant wishes of really ill children, and Red Rock Entertainment, a film investment company.
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