Buxton youngster lands role as Hollywood extra in Tim Burton film

Logan Powner, centre, on the set of Alice Through the Looking Glass where he appeared as an extra in a an scene with Mia Wasikowska eho plays Alice.
Logan Powner, centre, on the set of Alice Through the Looking Glass where he appeared as an extra in a an scene with Mia Wasikowska eho plays Alice.

One youngster has fallen down the rabbit hole and will be appearing in the new Alice Through the Looking Glass film.

Logan Powner is only 11 but already making his Hollywood debut and the St Thomas Moore pupil said the experience was amazing.

He said: “I was in a scene with Mia Wasikowska who plays Alice and she was really nice.”

It was a modelling role for Canterbury Sports that got the ball rolling for Logan and with the support of his mum Helen and dad John he went along to an open casting with his agency BizzyKidz for the sequel to Alice in Wonderland.

John said: “He got lucky his face fitted and matched up with what the casting directors were looking for at the time.

“I now he has been very fortunate and we will help him follow his dreams but also to keep him grounded if he doesn’t get roles.”

Filming took place nearly two years ago so it has been a long wait for Logan.

He said: “I played a towns person and had to chase along behind the carriage that Alice was in.

“I made a friend in the scene and we were both told where the cameras would go so I made sure to turn my face so I can be seen properly.

“It will be dead strange seeing my face on a massive screen but I can’t wait to see it.”
The film is out on Friday, May 30 which actually Logan’s brother’s birthday.

“We are all having a big party to celebrate the film being out - I think my mum will be the worst one for getting excited,” he said.

Filming was done down in Gloucester near the canal over two long weekends.

Logan said: “At first I couldn’t tell people where I had been but it started to come although people didn’t believe me at first.”

One parent even rang up Logan’s mum and dad to confirm the tale she had heard from her son.

Since filming finished Logan has auditioned for other parts but has not been successful.

“I’m going to keep trying,” he said. “I would love to have a career in acting and I’m really excited about what the future holds.”

Being on set with Hollywood faces

Logan’s new found fame has seen him signing autographs on set on taking pictures with fans all trying to catch a glimpse of the cast as they filed Alice Through The Looking Glass.

The 11-year-old said: “If I could get a lead role it wouldn’t matter how much I was getting because it is so much fun and a great experience.”

Logan had to dress up in a wig and have hair and make-up done for his shoot.

He said: “The special effects team duplicated me so I only filmed one scene but they have changed my clothes and I will appear as extras in other parts of the film.”

The budding actor did not speak to legendary director Tim Burton but he did smile at the youngster. One of the people working for the director came over and gave Logan some pointers.

“I was coming up with my own ideas and they joked this should be known as Logan’s shoot. I just want to be remembered so maybe I can land another part.”

Logan Powner has made his acting debut in Tim Burton's Alice Through The Looking Glass

Logan Powner has made his acting debut in Tim Burton's Alice Through The Looking Glass