LOUIS DUNN: actor (CBBC’s Jamie Johnson)

Photography by: Ella Chester and Mia Foster

Words by Harry Potts

 

Actor Louis Dunn was born in Manchester in 2003 and plays the lead role in the hit BBC drama series Jamie Johnson. Jamie is a teenage boy living with his single mother and grandfather and who dreams of becoming a famous footballer.

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Actor Louis Dunn

maxresdefaultOn set, Louis has to combine his acting talents with intricate footballing skills. The show was first broadcast in 2016 and has established a fanatical following. Louis has just finished filming  (in 2019) the eagerly awaited fifth series. Jamie Johnson regularly features cameos by sporting personalities such as: Steven Gerrard, Louis Suarez, Marcus Rashford, Rudd Gullit, Gary Lineker Vincent Kompany and England manager Gareth Southgate.

The TV series has been nominated for a BAFTA, an EMMY and a Royal Television Society award and is currently on BBC iPlayer’s ‘Most Watched’ list.

Football crazy Louis lives in Manchester and is studying at college.

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Jamie Johnson first aired in 2016 and continues to grow in popularity

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Louis is continually perfecting his footballing skills

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Student reflection: Ella Chester

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Mia, Louis & Ella

“Eight weeks into my college course, I was pleasantly surprised, but also slightly nervous to be asked to photograph the BBC actor, Louis Dunn. Upon meeting Louis, he was relaxed and friendly, meaning the shoot was informal and enjoyable. Full winter sunshine and a chilly, muddy football field provides it’s challenges on location but I got the shots I wanted and Louis was great to work with. The experience was great for my confidence and enhancing my photographic skills and I look forward to the next challenge.”

 

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Louis working with the students

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© All images – The Manchester College (unless otherwise stated)

 

Related links:

Jamie Johnson – BBC iPlayer

 

 

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