Evening Chronicle yesterday:
Teenage film star Robbie Kay has made his US debut.
The 13-year-old, who hails from Tyneside, landed the lead role in a production of PINOCCHIO after falling into an acting career when he spotted a tiny ad at his school.
Despite having had no formal training, he scooped the starring role alongside screen legend Bob Hoskins.
The youngster is building an impressive portfolio, with appearances in HANNIBAL RISING, a role in FUGITIVE PIECES - a moving tale about the plight of a nine-year-old Polish whose parents are murdered by Nazi soldiers - and a part in TV drama MY BOY JACK, which starred Daniel Radcliffe.
He has already been to premieres across the globe.
Now the schoolboy is in dreamland after his latest work - a four hour epic - was aired twice in the US over Christmas.
And Robbie has a busy few months ahead of him. He is set to jet to Milan and Rome for magazine photo shoots before the premiere of the film on Italy's main channel Rai Uno.
Then he will be eagerly awaiting his big screen debut in the UK, when FUGITIVE PIECES is released in May. The movie has been well-received in South Africa and Australia.