A YOUNG actor from Cefneithin is gracing our screens in one of BBC’s most popular series.

Morgan John Roberts landed the role of Jeremy in the hit series Poldark.

The four-year-old plays lead character Ross Poldark’s son.

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Morgan’s family saw an advert looking for a three-to-four year old boy to take part in a BBC period drama last year.

Morgan’s aunt submitted a picture of him and a few weeks later received a call for him to attend a casting.

The Cefneithin Primary School pupil landed the role and began shooting in Cornwall last summer, before finishing off in the studios in Bristol at the start of the year.

Morgan’s grandmother Shirley Hughes said the whole family is so proud of the youngster.

Shirley said: “He had to have his first ever day at Cefneithin Primary a week late last year because he was filming.

“It’s so lovely seeing him on TV each week. He’s a little star in the making.”

Shirley said Morgan points at the TV, shouts ‘oh no’, giggles and turns red when he spots himself on the programme.

South Wales Guardian:

“It’s a full family affair - we all sit down to watch it.

“His little brother Ellis and his cousins Caitlin, 10 and Jack, 3 love sitting with him and watching him in his staring role.

“We’re so proud of him.”

Morgan was just three-years-old when he was chosen for the role in series three of the period drama.

Morgan’s teacher Miss Caroline Huntley of Cefneithin Primary School said the school is hugely proud of little Morgan’s achievement.

“For a little village school like ours, it’s fantastic to have a star among our pupils.

“Morgan is such a quiet, lovely little boy. You would never expect him to be a TV star.

“His confidence has grown massively since he’s been on the show.

“His social and personal development has come on leaps and bounds.

“This was a once in a life-time opportunity for Morgan and it’s such a pleasure to see him doing so well.”

Poldark airs on Sunday at 9pm on BBC1. Viewers can catch up on the previous episodes on BBC iPlayer.