Meet the boy who played young Elton John in the John Lewis Christmas advert

16 November 2018, 17:06 | Updated: 16 November 2018, 17:09

The young star, who landed the role for the festive ad, comes from Coronation Street actress Tina O'Brien's casting agency.

The young boy who plays a young Sir Elton John in the John Lewis Christmas advert is from Tina O'Brien's casting agency The Drama MOB. 

The Coronation Street actress - who plays Sarah Platt on the ITV soap - took to Twitter to reveal how "proud" she was after four-year-old Freddie Henderson landed the role in the ad, The Boy and the Piano.

She wrote: "Proudest day ever. Freddie our little actor superstar @thedramamob @jlandpartners"

Watch the full John Lewis advert above.

A message on The Drama Mob's official Facebook page read: "A HUGE congratulations to our very own Freddie Henderson who stars in this years John Lewis advert, Freddie was up against thousands of other boys across the country for this role and we are unbelievably proud that our small, Manchester drama school and agency have been able to provide Freddie with the experience to star in the advert of the year!"

The young star of the John Lewis Christmas advert
The young star of the John Lewis Christmas advert. Picture: YouTube/John Lewis & Partners

Tina O'Brien owns the casting agency, which holds drama classes in Manchester for kids aged between four and 16, with Esther Morgan.

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