Locally raises boy Nick James won a Bafta Children’s Award in the performer category.
The 15 year old won for his role as CBBC’s Hank Zipzer.
He trained with arts school D&B Academy for 7 years and has been with the show since it's launch.The show is in its 3rd season and is based on the books by Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever, written by none other than the Fonz, Happy Days legend Henry Winkler. The show addresses the subject of dyslexia.
On the award Nick commented “Ten per cent of the population has some form of dyslexia and while I don’t think I will ever fully understand what it is like to have dyslexia, I hope that Hank Zipzer has taught children with or without dyslexia to accept, support or gain some kind of understanding of this difficulty. I cant comprehend how I won something as prestigious as a Bafta. I was really stunned and excited spending a night surrounded by people high up in the industry.”
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