AN ex pupil of Grange Hill and resident of Walford will be swapping the East End of London for North Devon this Christmas. Actor Todd Carty (pictured) will be taking a starring role in this year s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk at the Queen s Theatre i

AN ex pupil of Grange Hill and resident of Walford will be swapping the East End of London for North Devon this Christmas.Actor Todd Carty (pictured) will be taking a starring role in this year's pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk at the Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple.Joined by a cast still to be announced, Todd will play resident villain Fleshcreep, the Giant's henchman and all-round bad guy. Todd has been a regular on our screens since he made his first major TV appearance as the cheeky Tucker Jenkins in BBC1's Grange Hill. He then went on to play the pivotal character of Mark Fowler for 12 years in EastEnders, followed by the role of murderous policeman PC Gabriel Kent in ITV1's The Bill.Tickets are already on sale for the panto, which runs from Friday, December 12 to Sunday, January 4, 2009.For further information or to book tickets call the box office on (01271) 324242 or visit www.northdevontheatres.org.uk