Alnwick lad to star in prime-time crime drama

Lewis Denny
Lewis Denny

A performing arts student from Alnwick is to appear on a prime-time BBC drama later this year.

Lewis Denny, 18, will be on screen in crime drama George Gently, which was filmed in the North East, this spring.

For Lewis, it is just one of a string of performances under his belt.

The Sage Stage School pupil was also an extra on the Tracy Beaker spin-off show, The Dumping Ground.

George Gently is set in the 1960s, and the programme is about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.

Lewis has a speaking part in the show and plays a farm boy.

He said: “The story is about a child that has gone on the run and I find him on my farm.

“It was really good filming it and I’m looking forward to seeing it on the television.”

On another note, Lewis has had overnight fame on social networking site Twitter.

Last Tuesday he had 1,463 followers, but by Friday he had 23,222.

And he has no idea why.

“Most of the new followers have inactive accounts,” he said.

“But I have changed my password and everything and they are still there.

“They just kept going up.

“It has creeped me out a little bit.

“I tried to contact Twitter but they probably get thousands of messages.

“At one point it was going up by the second, it’s just gone a bit crazy.”