Milton Keynes schoolboy stars in new Channel 4 drama ‘Cucumber’

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A schoolboy from Milton Keynes has landed a role in a new drama series, which is set to screen on Channel 4 later this month.

Jordan Adene, 13, will be appearing in Cucumber, an eight-episode drama by the multi-award winning screenwriter Russell T Davies who was responsible for the 2005 revival of BBC’s Doctor Who.

Jordan Adene PNL-150201-094426001

Jordan Adene PNL-150201-094426001

Described as a “channel-defining series” by Channel 4’s chief creative officer Jay Hunt in a recent interview, Cucumber will “explore the passions and pitfalls of 21st-century gay life”.

Jordan, who attends the Royal Latin School in Buckingham, plays the role of a young boy who is exploring his curiosity about the “birds and the bees”.

Talking about his role in the series, Jordan said: “Cucumber is my first TV role. I was excited when I heard the script was written by Russell T Davies.

“I am a fan of his work. I had an amazing time on set and totally enjoyed the experience, in particular working with experienced actors such as Vincent Franklin and Cyril Nri.

“I’m also a fan of Julie Hesmondalgh. The production team and cast members were really friendly and supportive.”

Jordan has also recently filmed a commercial for Transport for London, and has played the role of Jerome in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific along side EastEnders Samantha Womack.

Jordan is on the books of leading children’s talent agency, Top Talent. Warren Bacci, who is director of Top Talent Agency, said: “Jordan is a very talented young actor, and really impressed the casting directors for Cucumber, which looks set to be one of Channel 4’s big drama series for 2015.

“I believe this role is only the beginning for Jordan, and could open many doors for him.”

See Jordan in Cucumber on January, Tuesday 16.