A pupil from Elstree will spend the next two months starring in the tragedy Macbeth at a top London theatre.

Jamie-Lee Martin, 10, has been cast to play the role of Fleance as his developing acting career takes on new heights.

Having already appeared in BBC drama Motherland and starred at Wimbledon with bottled water company Evian, the St Nicholas Church of England pupil is now trying his hand on stage at the Almedia Theatre in Islington.

The youngster will share his role with two other boys and perform four shows a week. He will appear alongside Olivier Award-nominee James McArdle, who is playing the title role of Macbeth, while four-time Academy Award-nominated Saoirse Ronan makes her UK stage debut as Lady Macbeth in the William Shakespeare play.

Borehamwood Times:

Jamie-Lee's mother Zara, who has an acting background of her own, said: "This is Jamie-Lee's first theatrical job and he is absolutely loving it. He is learning a lot and it's so exciting.

"When I came down here when I was younger to join drama school, I was involved in a few TV productions and short films and I've been able to guide Jamie-Lee. I pride myself on being gentle with hm and balancing his school work and enjoying his acting.

"Jamie-Lee lost his father, Lee, when he was just four. He was very shy but I think what has happened has given him the strength to come out and perform. Jamie-Lee is really excited about playing Fleance but he is nervous."

Borehamwood Times:

Jamie-Lee attends Hertsmere Academy of Dance & Performing Arts in Borehamwood and teacher Chanha Morgan has wished Jamie-Lee the best of luck on his latest role.