Talented teenager Sandy Bain has landed a leading role in the hit children’s CBBC drama series M.I. High.
Sandy (18), of Linlithgow Bridge, attended the local primary school where his acting career started.
His parents took him to see a LAMP children’s production when he was 11 and he was hooked. The rest, as they say, is history.
His rise to fame has been rapid, with many credits to his name in television, film, and theatre.
However the lead part of Preston in series seven of the hugely successful BBC children’s spy-fi adventure series M.I. High must rate as a stepping stone to bigger and better things ahead.
It was no easy ride getting to where he is today. Sandy had to compete against many other applicants but he sailed through five rounds of auditions.
Dad Roddy said: “All the family are exceptionally proud of Sandy and his achievements.
“It’s not been an easy journey for any of us at times, in terms of both the time invested and money.
“However, it’s all starting to pay off now.
“The BBC auditions were national and there were hundreds of applicants.
“To think a local lad from Linlithgow Bridge would be the one to secure the lead role in this BBC production is a huge achievement for everyone who’s been involved in Sandy’s career to date, especially LAMP where he really did learn his craft.
“Now his two sisters, Catherine, (11), and Lisa, (8) are set to follow in their brothers footsteps as they have also joined LAMP.”
The latest series of the hit programme airs on Monday, January 13, at 5.30pm.
The BBC have produced an advance taster of the first episode featuring Sandy which is available on the CBBC website.
Sandy’s CV reads like that of a much more seasoned performer with one film and three TV appearances, as well as performances in a dozen musical theatre shows and three theatre prodiuctions.