IAIN DE CAESTECKER - early career

(1999-2003) (12-16 years old)

Pic 1: Billy and Zorba (1999) - short film. I’ve never seen this one. I searched everywhere, couldn’t find it. It took hours just to find this pic. He plays Billy. Found praise on his acting tho :)

Pic 2: The Little Vampire (2000) - film. He plays Nigel, a bully that gets bullied. It’s so funny!

Pic 3-4: Coronation Street (2001-2003) - TV series (more like a soup). 1st pic mine, 2nd I found on the internet. He participated in 20 episodes, playing Adam Barlow (who later was played by another actor I think). I could only find the first episode, so I don’t know much about it. But look how cute he looks!

Pic 5: Monarch of The Glen (2001) - TV series - episode #2.8. He plays Angus ‘Ricky’ MacDonald, a little brat. First crying scene! (that I know of)

no pic: Rockface (2002) - TV series - episode #1.3. This is impossible to find on the internet. Try to search ‘rockface’. You’ll get a lot of rocks. So I never watched this. :(

Pic 6: All Over Brazil (2003) - short film. He plays Stephen, a fan of glam rock. Glam rock is famous for the 80s rock bands where the musicians would dress in a very flashy style, with big boots and tight clothes and make up - they kinda looked like women. ‘Poison’ is one that got very famous. Believe it or not, they made a lot of success with women - they were sex symbols. Go figure. Anyway… he is a glam rock fan, so one day he goes to his sister room and dress like one, put some make up on, and then gets caught by his father. So you understand why many people consider this short to be gay themed, even tho Stephen’s sexuality is not even addressed. Iain does a great job, I love it. The crying scene is so heartbreaking. And those daydream scenes of him in full glam rock outfit is so funny!

Pic 7-10: 16 years of Alcohol (2003) - film. He plays young Frankie. This is where he REALLY shines for the first time, imo. His acting is brilliant. The smallest change in his face says SO MUCH. It’s so intense. I love it. The beginning of the film (after the very 1st scene) is a 17 minutes flashback of Frankie’s childhood, showing why he began to drink. It’s a very touching portrait of a broken home. I have the video on youtube with only Iain scenes, if you wanna watch it! One day I’ll subtitle it and post it here.