Cherry Campbell has been announced as the lead actress of new BBC drama series, Katie Morag, which is due to start shooting on the Isle of Lewis this month.
The CBeebies series is based on Mairi Hedderwick’s series of books which follow a feisty red-headed girl who lives with her family on the magical island of Struay.
The stories celebrate the intrinsic sense of community, the preciousness of the environment and the universal tensions and joys of family life.
The seven-year-old was chosen after a lengthy casting process which took place in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stornoway. Cherry, from Glasgow, impressed the casting team with her similarities to the character of Katie Morag, both in looks and personality.
Cherry said: “I was over the moon when I found out that I had got the part of Katie Morag and couldn’t stop jumping around! I have read all the books and absolutely love the stories.
“I’ve been coming to the Isle of Lewis on holiday for years and I can’t wait to go back there to start filming.”
Filming for the 26 part series of Katie Morag will start at the end of April and continue until August, using both studio facilities on the island as well as the backdrop of the Hebridean landscape.