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Young actor's career soaring with 'Seeker' role

Just 14, Alexander Ludwig stars as Will Stanton, the lead in Fox-Walden’s upcoming “The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising,” based on the series of best-selling books by Susan Cooper. The Vancouver native started his acting career at the age of 9 when he landed a Harry Potter toy commercial, the first job he ever auditioned for.

“That got me an agent,” he says, “I did more commercials, and then my first big part in (Fox telepic) ‘A Little Thing Called Murder.’ My next big break was a supporting lead in ‘The Sandlot 3.’ ”

Ludwig, who’s also appeared in the TV series “The Dead Zone” and Sundance special jury prize winner “Eve and the Fire Horse,” is “pumped” about “The Seeker.” “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted superpowers, and in this I can do almost anything except fly,” he notes. “Millions of kids would kill to do this.”

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