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Pupil talent-spotted in School Play


Congratulations to Marcus in Year 6 who is currently starring alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in his gritty new drama Patrick Melrose.

Little did 10 year old Marcus know that when performing in his ‘play in a day’ when in Year 4, a year later he would be filming in the South of France with Benedict Cumberbatch and the rest of the Patrick Melrose cast.  Marcus is playing Robert Melrose, Benedict Cumberbatch’s onscreen son and will be seen in episode 5 on 10 June.

Marcus was spotted by casting agents who came and watched him in 2016 during his drama class at

Apart from the thrill of having a chauffeur driven car, his own trailer, spending 3 weeks in Provence, Marcus’ favourite part of the whole experience was, "Meeting so many famous people and finding out what they are really like.  Benedict Cumberbatch was so nice and not like Sherlock Holmes at all!’, “It was hard work”, Marcus went on to say “but everyone was so kind and it was great fun.”

Marcus has also appeared in the Oxford Mail and spoken on BBC Radio Oxford. 

Read more in the Oxford Mail article here.