Layton was born in Bury, Manchester and he began his career at the age of 12 playing the title role of Billy in the West End production of “Billy Elliot.” He made his debut TV appearance as Kylie in the BBC comedy “Beautiful People.” He went on to train at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts which was documented on CBBC’s “School for Stars.” Layton is so excited to be returning to the title role of Jamie in “Everybody’s Talking about Jamie” on the UK/International Tour. During lockdown, Layton shot “Murder They Hope for Gold” (UKTV) and will appear alongside Greg Davies’ new BBC One comedy “The Cleaner” starring Helena Bonham-Carter and David Mitchell. Theatre Credits include: Connor in “Hushabye Mountain” (Hope Mill); Jamie in “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” (West End and UK Tour); Paul in “Kiss Me Kate” (Crucible); Seaweed in “Hairspray!” (UK Tour); Angel in “RENT” (London/UK Tour). For “Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures;” “The Car Man” & “The Lord of the Flies” (London/UK Tour); Young Michael in “Thriller Live!” (West End). TV/Film credits include; Dancing in “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” (Amazon), “Rocketman” (Paramount). Larry in “Benidorm” (ITV); Russell in “Postcode” (CBBC). Layton played series regular Stephen’ in the BBC Comedy “Bad Education” and reprised his role in the “Bad Education” feature film. Layton is the director of “Pros from The Shows” which provides high quality workshop experiences for young performers. @laytonwilliams @prosfromtheshows.