Currently aged 10, Cameron Strefford has been with the performing arts school Marlborough Stagecoach in Wiltshire since he was six. His forthcoming appearance in the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special marks his first speaking role in front of cameras. He has previously taken part in the new film version of Les Misérables and had parts in the West End productions of Singin in the Rain and The Wizard of Oz.
His mother, Anthea, is a former BBC production co-ordinator.
Cameron is represented by the Sylvia Young Agency, which used to have Billie Piper on its books.
A news item on Cameron's role appeared in the This is Wiltshire website on 30th August.