Leading modelling agency Talent Management is excited to reveal that one of our baby models has just featured in British comedy drama Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes.
Blonde haired, blue eyed Alfie, now 7 months old, was the lucky baby chosen for the popular ITV series which follows a doctor, played by Martin Clunes, whose tactless manner causes mayhem.
With 8 weeks filming in Port Isaac, which was transformed into the fictional Cornish community of Port Wenn, Alfie was very happy and contented on set according to his mother Chantelle Cane.
Chantelle, from Gloweth Truro, Cornwall, told Talent Management a little about her son and why she decided to get him into baby modelling: “Alfie is a very sweet and calm little chappy, always smiling and laughing and always chilled. He is my 4th baby and if I had him 1st id of had 11 or more!
“I became interested in doing something special with Alfie as soon as he was born, as he was blonde with these amazing blue eyes and everyone melted when they saw him. Like any mother, I wanted people to see how stunning my boy was.”
Chantelle went on to tell us how Alfie bagged such an impressive role so young: “Doc Martin started when Alfie was 2 weeks old after I saw an advert in my local paper saying that they were looking for a baby model at about 8 lb in weight with fair hair and blue eyes. So, I applied with a picture and within minutes the producer rang to say bring Alfie to Port Isaac, where they were filming the next day.”
When filming began, Chantelle says that the production team treated her son extremely well. “They were lovely and so caring. Martin Clunes and all the crew were amazing with my son.”
“When it was time to start Alfie acting, sleeping or smiling, they took him, and I closely followed, to be filmed either being carried by Martin or pushed in a buggy!”
So how did Chantelle feel seeing her son’s appearance in the series? “Loads of close ups were used in filming, which was such a joy for my hubby and I to watch on TV.”
“I felt so proud and he got paid so well that even the local paper and TV magazines have been doing interviews with me for him. He gets noticed everywhere now. I even nearly cried with joy with his name being on the end credits.”
Looking towards the future, Talent Management is confident little Alfie will continue on his path of success now that he has signed up with one of the UK’s leading talent and modelling agencies for children.
Chantelle ended by telling us: “I’d love this to be a stepping stone for my son and fingers crossed he gets more work. As a mum I will work hard to make sure my son has a good future.”