St Albans actor makes his TV debut on Sound of Music documentary
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An aspiring young actor made his television debut over Christmas, appearing in TV trailers and a ‘making of’ documentary for the Sound of Music.
Zac Pile, 10, of St Albans, also served as the understudy to Kurt (the youngest of the Von Trapp boys in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical) in the live production aired on ITV on December 20.
A member of Theatretrain, the performing arts centre for six to 18-year-olds in St Albans for several years, Zac released a charity song with his brothers Finn and Josh to raise money for Syrian Refugees in October,
The video has been viewed nearly 1,000 times on YouTube and subsequent donations have totalled over £1100.
Geoff Bullen, theatre manager at Theatretrain, said everyone was delighted to hear about Zac’s success.
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“All of us at Theatretrain are incredibly proud that Zac was chosen to be a part of the Christmas broadcast of The Sound of Music.
“We have a fantastic group of young people at Theatretrain and Zac is an inspiration to all of them.”
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Zac was spotted for the Sound of Music by Goldmans talent agency and his joy at being chosen was obvious in an interview aired as part of the programme.
He said: “This is really exciting, I don’t think anything like this will happen again for a long time.”