Newcomer to star in Danny And The Human Zoo

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TV newcomer Kascion Franklin has landed the lead role of Danny in Danny And The Human Zoo, Lenny Henry's fictionalised account of his life as a talented teenager in 1970s Dudley.

Kascion (represented by Red Talent Management) from Birmingham, trained at the University of Northampton and Identity School of Acting.

He will star alongside Lenny Henry who will play his dad Samson and Cecilia Noble as his mum Myrtle. Arthur Darvill plays Danny’s Manager Jonesy, Richard Wilson plays promoter James Broughto, Mark Benton plays seasoned entertainer Syd Bolton, and Cherrelle Skeete plays Danny's sister Dee Dee,

BAFTA Rising Star Destiny Ekaragha (Gone Too Far) directs the drama which is being made by Red Production Company for BBC One.

Lenry Henry said: "I can't believe that we're finally shooting my screenplay Danny And The Human Zoo! This is a fantasy memoir of the first two years of my career - my beginnings,
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