The Kids of Tracey Ullman's Show: Prince George lookalike is set for stardom

Joshua Sheridan and Tracey Ullman on the set of Tracey Ullman's Show, August 2015. NNL-160122-UO221442006 

A little TV star from Biggleswade got his big break playing Prince George on the Tracey Ullman Show.

Three-year-old Joshua Sheridan plays the Prince in sketches starring comedy legend Ullman as Camilla and Carole Middleton. 

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Filmed on location in Hertfordshire, Joshua had great fun playing the Prince – whose Royal relatives cope with babysitting him!

Mum Helen Belper, 36, said: “Tracey Ullman’s back in the UK doing a six-part sketch show of impressions.

“We got involved because Joshua is with a casting agency, I told them he had a likeness to Prince George and he got the part.”

Helen travelled to the stately set with her dad to help keep Joshua calm during filming in August.

She said: “Joshua was only two at the time but he was actually relaxed and enjoyed being on set.

“I didn’t realise that he was considered a principle in it! He had his own dressing room and a trailer with his name on the door!”

Filming followed strict regulations regarding children – and Joshua was only allowed on set for five hours maximum a day, with filming lasting for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

And as for the big star of the show?

Helen added: “Tracey Ullman was really lovely! I was so relieved because I’d worried that she might be a pre-madonna as she’s quite an important figure, but she was very good with Joshua!”

Joshua is currently with an agency and enjoying working on small modelling jobs.

>The Tracey Ullman Show next airs on BBC One on Monday at 10.45pm.

Source: Bedford Today

The Kids of Tracey Ullman's Show: Newmarket youngster bags spot in opening sequence of Tracey Ullman television show

Budding actress Ruby MacDonald, 7, is the newest star of The Tracey Ullman Show 

A talented youngster from Newmarket has taken to the small screen this month after she bagged a role in a popular television series.

Budding actor Ruby MacDonald, 7, is the newest star of The Tracey Ullman Show after she successfully auditioned for a spot in its opening sequence.

And it's thanks to modern technology that Ruby was able to clinch the part after her family couldn't make the October casting – so they sent an audition tape over messaging app WhatsApp instead.

Ruby, who attends Exning Primary School, lives in Newmarket with her parents Carl, 38, and Ali, 43, and older sister Lola, 9.

Lola has previously modelled for shoe brand Clarks and it was this which spurred Ruby on to take the plunge and sign up to London agency, Daisy and Dukes.

Carl explained: "Ruby has gone to two castings and got them.

"They are literally watching the kids from the moment they walk into the room. It's just about getting them to talk and discovering their personalities."

The opening sequence of the show features Ruby dancing and singing alongside Tracey in scenes which were filmed at the end of last year.

"It's a lovely day out and we couldn't have met nicer people," said Carl.

"There were about 40 people there and she had her own trailer.

"Both of my girls love the process more than the result itself, so we are quite pleased about that. If they didn't like the process they wouldn't do it."

The Tracey Ullman Show is a comedy sketch programme, which showcases Tracey's unique take on some extraordinary characters living in, or visiting, the UK.

Ruby will also be the star of a new Asda television advert later this month and her family are hoping both could spell the start of a dazzling acting career.

But Carl said her time with Tracey would still be the source of fond memories if not.

He added: "Everyone is really proud of her – all the family are over the moon.

"If this is all we ever do it will be nice in 20 years' time to say, 'Do you remember doing that?'

"But these kids that are in films have got to got to come from somewhere, so why not Newmarket?"

The Tracey Ullman Show is airing on Monday nights at 10.45pm on BBC One.

Source: Cambridge News

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Dame Tracey Ullman

From the Daily Mail:

Apparently Dame Judi Dench has chosen to make light of Tracey Ullman’s wicked impersonations of her. The Dame won a Critics’ Circle award the other day and when she went up on stage to collect it, the first words she said were: ‘My name is Tracey Ullman.’