CORONATION Street and Brassic Star Jude has been nominated for a Best Actor award thanks to his performance in a short film about young carers.

Jude Riordan is more than just a rising star, he’s a National Television Award winner and more and his star continues to rise project after project.

De La Salle pupil Jude is very much a Sintellener at heart, and while acting as an ambassador for St Helens Young Carers, he worked alongside his dad Paul – who is a director who has worked on Hollyoaks, Coronation Street and Casualty - and Michael Stevenson from Casualty to create Hidden – a short film on the life of a young carer.

St Helens Star:

Filming took place in St Helens and Sheffield in June and now the Vienna International Film Awards have nominated the film for Best Drama and nominated Jude for Best Actor.

His proud mum Kellie said: “We are so proud of Jude and Paul, the film has done really well and shows how important the stories of young carers are.

“For Jude to be recognised for his role is amazing and he never takes any of this recognition for granted. He loves to act and this was a special thing to be part of.

St Helens Star:

“He’s just enjoying 7everything at the minute, he’s just filmed a lovely scene with the Platt’s for the Christmas Special and he really gets on with Bella so it’s always lovely filming with her and of course filming for Brassic.”

The film also had a special screening at St Helens Young Carers on earlier today (Wednesday).

For more information on Jude, follow him on social media via @justjude7 on Instagram.