A HIGH school student from Tynedale has received an award after his role in an upcoming TV drama.

Seventeen-year-old Addison Keen played Marty Moreland in crime drama Moreland’s Firm.

The Haydon Bridge High School pupil shared the screen with Auf Wiedersehen Pet’s Lesley Saint-John and Stephen Tompkinson.

The show, which was premiered at the Vue cinema in Gateshead, chronicles the life of Newcastle gangster Michael Moreland – played by Craig Conway – as he attempts to juggle his life of crime with his family life.

The exclusive screening of the drama coincided with the North East Films Awards, recognising the best actors throughout the region.

It’s the first time the awards have been held as North East Films looks to make a mark on the industry.

Addison, who lives in Haltwhistle, has been acting for just four years, and landed the 2019 Rising Star Award in his first role on television.

He said: “I’m really pleased with it. I’ve already put it on my personal statement for university, where I want to study film.

“It’s not an annual award – it’s the first time it’s happened. North East Films wants to get its foot in the door nationally.

“I was lucky enough to get the award.

“Moreland’s Firm has been in production for some time. The screening was a collection of scenes to show what we’re trying to create.

“We’re hoping that the pilot should be finished early in the new year.”