It all started in Scarborough

Scarborough actor Joe Maw
Scarborough actor Joe Maw

A young Scarborough actor, well known in children’s television, is making his debut in another show due to be aired this week.

Graham School pupil Joe Maw will feature in an episode of BBC’s ‘Doctors’ have recently being filmed playing the guest lead role.

Joe, 15, travelled to Birmingham for filming after being cast as the character Jude Rackham for the episode, which is due to be aired on Friday 28 on BBC 1.

Speaking ahead of the broadcast Joe told the Scarborough News: “I really enjoyed doing Doctors. With it being a soap it was a lot quicker than Tracy Beaker, which is a series.

“It was a change and nice to do something different. I love all kinds of acting and always have.

“I always dreamed of being on television, and I have to pinch myself whenever I get sent a new script to work on.

“Hopefully I will be able to continue this as I get older and make a career out of it.”

Thanking is parent’s for all their support Joe added: “They have been such a big help, and so have my school.

“I think some people still find it a bit surreal seeing me on television, but I really do love it.

Joe is no stranger to our television screens having played the role of “Johnny” in CBBC’s BAFTA and RTS award winning Tracy Beaker Returns since the age of 12.

He has played the character since the show was launched.

Filming for the series takes place in Newcastle over a period of three months.

All summer Joe has been filming for a brand new spin-off series called The Dumping Ground, which is to succeed Tracy Beaker returns.

Joe will continue playing Johnny in the series, which concentrates of the scrapes that the Dumping Ground kids get into, but without Tracy Beaker.

After filming Joe is set to return to Graham School in October when he will start Year 11.

His parents have paid thanks for Gary Hancock, headteacher at Graham School, and all Joe’s teachers for their “continued support”.

As well as television shows Joe has made three television commercials, appearing in adverts for DFS, Space Putty and Doncaster NHS. He has also made three short films.