Sheffield brothers’ starring role in prison drama

Boys Appear in Prisoners Wives,'Brothers Callum & Joshua,
Boys Appear in Prisoners Wives,'Brothers Callum & Joshua,

THEY’RE brothers on the telly – and in real life too...

And their dad John Lambert just couldn’t be prouder.

For little Callum and Joshua Lambert from Sheffield are turning heads as two young stars of the popular BBC drama Prisoners Wives.

The brothers, aged nine and six, play Charlie and Jack – two of three sons of character Mick, a man sent to prison for committing a terrible crime while his wife Kim protests his innocence.

The boys, from Mosborough, appear in every episode of the current series, showing on BBC1 on Thursdays at 9pm.

The only trouble is, they can’t watch themselves in action as the crime-riddled content is too ‘adult’ for their young eyes.

John said: “I don’t want them to see the gangs, drugs and violence at such a young age. But I’m happy to embarrass them when they’re old enough to see it.”

Their dad said his sons had ‘absolutely loved’ playing their part in the drama.

“We’re very proud of them,” said John.

“It’s been fantastic – a great opportunity for them. Callum has wanted to be an actor ever since he can remember.

“He’s a star. I think he was born into it, he’s taken to it like a duck to water,” said John.

Meanwhile Joshua was a late starter but has also become an aspiring actor after appearing in the show.

The boys, who both go to Ridgeway Primary School, were put forward for their roles after attending performing arts classes at the Fusion Youth Centre, on High Lane, Ridgeway.

Filming finished in December after 10 weeks but there was no skipping studies – the boys had a tutor on set to make up for the school they’d missed.

The show is set in Sheffield and details the struggles of four women whose men are serving a prison sentence.