Jake experiences life in front of the camera

Jake Bradley
Jake Bradley

A schoolboy has had his first break on the road to stardom after appearing in an online video for a major retailer.

Jake Bradley, 10, was chosen to star in an online warranty advert for Argos.

He travelled to Leeds and spent several days there while the film was made and photographs were taken.

They show him playing on a games console and getting upset when it breaks, before going to Argos to replace it.

The promotion is due to appear on Argos’ website this month to provide information for customers.

It may also be shown on screens in Argos shops around the country.

Jake, who attends St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Anderton, said: “It was good fun and I hope I get the chance to do more filming jobs in the future.

“If I got bigger and better parts I might consider acting as a career, but as I am just starting out, I’ll have to see how it goes.”

It was the first time Jake had been selected for an advertisement, after narrowly missing out on an advert for Branston Pickle last year.

He joined Footlights Theatre School in Wigan last year and has already appeared in various productions.

He was asked to join the theatre school’s agency and was so keen that he offered to pay the fee out of his own money.

He has also had photographs taken for a portfolio, which are sent to agents so that he can be considered for roles.

His dad, Stephen, of The Bowers, Chorley, said: “Acting is something he really enjoys.

“He goes to the acting school every Saturday and they put showcases on in different venues.

“He’s looking forward to getting more advertising work if he can.”