Girl lands role in BBC drama

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nrhn 241013

A drama pupil from Langley Mill is set to appear on millions of TV screens after landing a role in a big budget new BBC drama.

Youngster Eleanor Denman spent last week filming the new period drama, The Ark - set to air in 2014.

The World War One epic focuses on a group of nurses posted in a French field hospital during the conflict.

Eleanor, nine, of Cromford Road, played the part of a French peasant and can’t wait to see herself on TV.

“The best bit was getting to do some speaking parts,” she said.

Eleanor, who has also appeared in Tess of the D’urbevilles and wants to be an actress when she grows up, got to meet famous starring actors Suranne Jones and Hermione Norris during filming.

She was picked for the show alongside drama pals Chantal Griffiths and Daniel Smith.

All three budding stars go to the Ripley Academy of Drama.

Daniel, 11, of Derby Road, Marehay, who is no stranger to television having already appeared in a Hot Wheels advert, said filming in Wiltshire was a fun experience: ”I’m looking forward to seeing myself, but I get really embarrassed.”

And it is not the only period drama the Ripley Academy has been supplying talent for, 12 pupils have landed roles in BBC drama WPC 56, set to hit screens next year.