MOST local people marvel at the fact that Hollywood actor Roger Moore studied at Launceston College... Well, there's a new kid on the block — a very gifted and talented young performer who is currently paving his way to stardom, writes Emma Jane Lee.

His name is Brandon Lewis Gale. At the tender and usually awkward age of 12 Brandon's attitude wasn't that he wanted to become an actor, it was that he would become an actor.

Against all odds he has dedicated his life to ensure that his dream will not only be realised but lived. Oksana Wroath, artistic director of Oksigen Theatre, worked very closely with Brandon from the age of 12.

For the full report, and a round up of the area news and sport, see this week's edition of the 'Post'.