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Photography by Ella Chester and Mia Foster

Actor Louis Dunn was born in Manchester in 2003 and played the lead role in the hit BBC drama series Jamie Johnson. Jamie is a teenage boy living with his single mother and grandfather and who dreams of becoming a famous footballer.

On set, Louis has to combine his acting talents with intricate footballing skills. The show was first broadcast in 2016 and established a fanatical following. The final episode was broadcast in November 2022. Jamie Johnson regularly featured cameos by sporting personalities such as: Steven Gerrard, Louis Suarez, Marcus Rashford, Rudd Gullit, Gary Lineker Vincent Kompany and England manager Gareth Southgate.


The TV series has been nominated for a BAFTA, an EMMY and a Royal Television Society award and is currently on BBC iPlayer’s ‘Most Watched’ list.

Football crazy Louis continues to live in Manchester.

THE SHOOT: Agecroft, Salford

At one of the city's oldest football pitches


Eight weeks into my college course, I was pleasantly surprised, but also slightly nervous to be asked to photograph the BBC actor, Louis Dunn. Upon meeting Louis, he was relaxed and friendly, meaning the shoot was informal and enjoyable. Full winter sunshine and a chilly, muddy football field provides it's challenges on location but I got the shots I wanted and Louis was great to work with. The experience was great for my confidence and enhancing my photographic skills and I look forward to the next challenge.

Student reflection: Ella Chester

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Mia, Louis & Ella

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