Bolton School Senior Girls

Young Actor’s Career Takes Off

  • Kids BAFTA

Charleigh Adams in Year 11 recently landed a role in Coronation Street: she played one of Amy Barlow’s friends in episodes that aired in February. She said that working on Coronation Street was fun and different from her previous roles: “It was weird to be on those cobbles that are so famous!”

She has been acting for about six years. She plays Emily, one of the four main characters, in three series of CBBC’s Class Dismissed, which in 2017 won the Children’s BAFTA for Comedy. She has also appeared in Car Share and Peter Kay’s Comic Relief sketch. In Car Share, she played Kayleigh’s niece Chloe and acted alongside Peter Kay and Sian Gibson. She said, “It was really fun, Peter Kay made it enjoyable and he was really funny.”

Talking about her work so far, she said, “The best things about acting are the people you meet and getting the experience of it all. It’s such a surreal but interesting career. The hardest thing is the long hours when you’re filming, especially in the summer holidays – but it’s worth it when you watch it!”

In future, Charleigh hopes to make acting her career and would like to try different, more serious roles.

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