A TEN-YEAR-OLD Barry schoolboy will take a further step up the acting ladder when he features in ‘Requiem’, a new drama from BBC One in collaboration with Netflix.

Year Five Ysgol Bro Morgannwg pupil, Brochan William Evans features in episodes two to six of the thriller which was filmed in Newport.

He previously starred in an episode of acclaimed Welsh language detective drama Hinterland in 2016.

Brochan plays a boy called David Morgan, who lives with his very protective mum and dad, but his world is about to change once a woman called Matilda comes to Wales.

Requiem sees rising cello star Matilda’s life turned upside down 23 years after a toddler went missing in a small Welsh town.

Matilda’s mother’s suicide causes her to question her entire existence as she links her mother to the girl’s disappearance after looking through her possessions.

She travels from London to Wales to discover what happened, and in the process unravels her own identity.

Mystery faces Matilda and her best friend Hal, while stranger Nick may not be all that he seems.

Brochan said: “I had to go through a few auditions in Cardiff and met the director, Mahalia Belo, who thought my audition was heart-breaking!

“I loved being in Requiem, it was an amazing experience.

“I’ve got my fingers crossed there will be a second series.

“I got to work with Richard Harrington again, he plays my dad, and we get on well.

“He’s like a big kid.

“I made lots of new friends and even though it’s quite scary, we always tried to have fun on set.”

Speaking about his acting ambitions for the future Brochan said: “I love ice hockey and play for the Junior Devils, so my ideal acting role would be playing an ice hockey player.

“I’d love to be in a new Mighty Ducks film.”

Brochan has previously starred in two short films, Small Talk and Dying Light.

Dying Light came second in the best short film category at last year’s Cardiff Film Festival.

Requiem runs for six weeks on BBC One at 9pm, starting this Friday, February 2.