Meteoric rise for Brooke, 15, after starring in sci-fi series
A Stamford High School pupil, touted as the new Professor Brian Cox, will star in her own science show on Amazon Prime and has had her first book published.
It caps an astronomic rise to fame for 15-year-old Brooke Fleming from Toft, who 18 months ago was cast as lead actress for Cinalight Studios’ sci-fi adventure series, The Luna Squad, and has just started filming Explorer, a space and science documentary series for teenagers.
In between times, she has been researching a series of books to support the series, the first of which – Earth – Did You Know – was released on iBooks last week with follow-ups on the Sun and Moon due shortly, and a fourth Brooke Fleming’s Guide to the Periodic Table out later this year.
And all while she is juggling the demands of her GCSE year!
Brooke told the Stamford Mercury: “It’s unbelievable to think how much has changed… and how quickly.
“Cinalight knew me from Luna Squad and from there they said: ‘would you be interested in doing this show?’ It’s been really exciting.”
The second episode of The Luna Squad was released earlier this month on Amazon Prime, while the third, fourth and fifth programmes will be released weekly, starting this week.
“I first started acting in school plays,” said Brooke, “and then wanted to see how far I could take things. It has been crazy with all the opportunities.”
Explorer will be broadcast in June and she explained: “The show looks at the bigger questions about Earth and space, and I present and give talks on different topics.
“It’s something I’m interested in, there’s so much out there we don’t know. And we thought it would be great to illustrate this exploration of the world, and the books give a glimpse of what’s to come in the show.”
For their part, Cinalight acknowledged they were promoting Brooke as “the next young Prof Brian Cox”, the acclaimed physicist who is the face of science and space on BBC.
In a statement, Explorer director Leon Koa-Knight said: “This isn’t a PR stunt. It’s who she is and where she wants to go, and the reason why she landed Explorer.”
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