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Charlie’s a natural rapper on screen
9:50am Sunday 2nd November 2008 in Search
Worcestershire’s very own Charlie Green has already proved a talented singer, now he is set to be a hit on the screen, too.
The past year has been star-studded for the 11-year-old Droitwich schoolboy who melted the nation’s hearts on TV’s Britain’s Got Talent singing Summer Wind, the song made famous by Frank Sinatra.
Now, he has another string to add to his bow after being asked to take part in a short film called Waiting in Rhyme alongside well-loved TV stars such as Les Dennis and Geoffrey Hughes.
The 20-minute film, which will be released in December, is set in a doctors’ surgery and has about eight poems, some written by the Birmingham poet Spoz. In the film, which will raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Charlie plays a schoolboy being bullied and he performs his poem in rap form.
Roger Green, his father, said: “When it’s all put together it’s just going to be super, and because it’s in aid of Macmillan it’s all the better. It’s just a great experience for Charlie.”
The movie’s independent producer Nigel Davey wanted the film, which also stars John Alderton, to have characters of all ages. He approached the Green family knowing Charlie would be perfect for the role.
Mr Davey said: “Charlie was just fantastic and he was so unfazed by the whole experience with the cameras and the lights. He sat by a man who did beat-box and he timed his verse just perfectly.”
The past year has been very hectic for Charlie, who is a pupil at Westacre Middle School in Droitwich.
After wowing viewers and Britain’s Got Talent judges Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan, Charlie has become a star in the Philippines, has released his first single – Hands Around the World – to raise money for people with muscular dystrophy and performed throughout the UK.
For more information about Waiting in Rhyme, visit the website poetryfilm.com.