Former Dulwich College pupil Nicholas Galitzine, from Hammersmith, took to the red carpet at the Berlin International Film Festival yesterday after starring in The Beat Beneath My Feet alongside Beverly Hills 90201 star Luke Perry. 

Nicholas got into acting at the London boy’s independent school Dulwich College, before joining the youth theatre company Pleasance in Islington. The group took a production of Spring Awakening to Edinburgh Festival two years ago, where Nicholas was spotted by talent agency Curtis Brown. 

He auditioned for The Beat Beneath My Feet for the role of Tom, a teenage loner who finds out that his rock star neighbour has faked his own death to avoid tax fraud and so blackmails him into becoming his guitar teacher. 

Although Nicholas found the film a daunting experience, he told The London Evening Standard that his co-star Parry had been very supportive: “Luke’s great. He’s been in the industry for so long and experience is priceless in a situation where you’re doing your first feature film.”

The film was shot in London on a small budget and is up for the Crystal Bear award at Berlin International Film Festival and Nicholas has already shot his next film, High Strung, another musical film in which he plays the violin. 

The Beat Beneath My Feet will be in Picturehouse cinemas from May 2015