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They didn't really see you differently; it was like you'd gone away on holiday or something." Highmore was a hard-working scholar, unlike the character he plays in his next film, Homework, which was shot earlier this year in New York, where he shared a rented apartment with father.("We had cooked meals instead of room service, which was great," he says, a sentiment I suspect few chaps his age would share.) In this coming-of-age drama co-starring Emma Roberts (Julia's niece), Highmore plays a high-school slacker who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a girl he has admired from afar."No, he's very happy playing football, carrying on with music, piano and violin," says Highmore the elder."He's very happy not to have been involved in all of it.It was not just about what I wanted to do, because four months away in Montreal, for example, for The Spiderwick Chronicles [the 2008 fantasy in which Highmore played twins], it does affect everyone.My dad usually comes out with me and my mum usually stays with my brother, so it's quite a long time to split up the family." Indeed, the Highmores are a close-knit family – they share an Arsenal family season ticket – but with the limelight firmly on his older brother, is 15-year-old Bertie Highmore just a tiny bit, well, jealous?His latest transitional, not-quite-adult role will be screened on BBC1 over Christmas.In Toast, an adaptation by the Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall of Nigel Slater's memoir of family and food in the West Midlands of the 1960s, Highmore plays the future cookery writer from his mid-teens through to catering college.
" articles – the Fred Savages, Mark Lesters and Peter Ostrums. As a lad he played Charlie Bucket in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, but is now a successful equine vet working in upstate New York.
"People have different expectations when you're younger – it's less about changing yourself into a character; they want a more natural thing.
And they just want you to be able to turn up every day and carry on working.
Show business is infamously littered with child stars gone bad.
The transition from cute little popsy to spotty teenager and beyond is rarely easy, but for the Macaulay Culkins and Lindsay Lohans of this world, their cuteness enlarged and projected on to countless multiplex screens, growing pains can lead to some equally public off-the-rails behaviour.