A 13-year-old pupil from a Leigh-on-Sea stage school, who used to dance non-stop to his favourite Michael Jackson tracks, will now being playing his brother, Marlon, in a television biopic next weekend.
Tando Nopakela, from Singer Stage School, was submitted by his agent, Sandra Singer, for the role and after a series of auditions and recalls he was confirmed for the role..
After finishing filming, the youngster is now ready to watch ‘Man in the Mirror’ Michael Jackson Biopic on Channel 5 at 9pm on Saturday, March 25. (NOTE THIS IS NOT WHEN CHANNEL 5 HAVE SCHEDULE THE SHOW! See link below)
Tando is equally comfortable with acting and singing, but his passion is dance he is a great hip hop and commercial dancer.
Sandra said: “When the breakdown came through for the roles I thought I know the perfect person for this job where he could do all three disciplines and be part of Michael Jackson’s family too”.
"Tando works so hard and is going to be a name to watch for in the future."
It has been a busy few months for Tando as he has also just finished filming for BBC’s Call The Midwife.
Sandra, who has trained and launched the careers of some of the leading talent in the UK today, is looking for new potential stars to train at her Leigh-on-Sea based school.