Whilst in New Zealand filming Maddigan's Quest, Zac's mother was contacted by the casting agent for Alex Rider for the movie Stormbreaker. Zac was auditioned from New Zealand via video at least twice.
Unfortunatly, the successful candidate needed to start pre-production training (such as learning to snow board, ride a quad etc.) in early June - it was not possible to get back in time as Zac was contracted to Maddigan's Quest until July. A huge pity as Zac did not need all the extra training - he had all those skills already.
Zac had to wear some contact lenses for his role as Little Casanova, as did the brown eyed David Tennant (they were both sent to the same optician) - these lenses were even more startling blue than those he wore in Wah Wah!
Zac wore blue contact lenses for his role in Wah Wah. The opening shots are of Zac's eyes coming over the front seats of a car - in some cinemas this can mean his eyes are projected up to 60 feet wide! Seeing as Zac's eyes are brown, it is amazing that he was auditioned at all!
Zac has two pet rats called Spider Dijon and Rudy Van Desarzio, as well as his dog, Bella.
2005 R.S.C. Macbeth, Fleance
2003 N.Y.M.T. Ma Vie En Rose, Jerome
2003 Honk!, Ugly
2002 King and I, National Tour, Louis
2001 West Side Story, Baby John
2000 Shakespeare 4 Kidz, McDuff's Son
1999 Peter Pan, Michael Darling
1998 Oliver, Nipper
1997 Snow White, Juvenile Chorus
2003 Truro Music Festival, Winner Under 14 Vocal Solo, Distinction
2002 Cornwall Music Festival, National Competition, Winner, Distinction
2002 Bugle Festival of Music and Speech, Best Under 12 years, Distinction
2002 St.Austell Music and Speech, National Young Singer, Winner
2002 National Competition Young Singer, Runner Up, Distinction
2001 Cornwall County Music Festival, Under 11 Year's Solo, Distinction
2001 Bugle Festival of Music and Speech, Best Voice In Show, Distinction
2001 Wall Music Festival, Under 11's, Distinction
2001 St.Austell Music Festival, Best Performance in Show, Distinction
2000 Camborne Music Festival, Best Male Unbroken Voice, Distinction
Rotary Youth Speaks Competition 2006, Central Area, District Winner as Speaker.
District Winner as Member of Sylvia Young Theatre School Senior Team.
LAMDA Grade 4, Honours April 2004
2006 Jack Rosenthal's Last Act, Adam Rosenthal
2004 Lodsell Cod, George
2004 Sorcerer's Apprentice, Peter The Apprentice
2004 Lorna Doone, Young John Ridd
2006 Victims, Young Freddie
2005 Wah Wah, Young Ralph Compton
2006 Casualty, Jason Anning
2005 Maddigan's Quest, Eden
2005 Tom Brown's School Days, Weston
2004 Casanova, Young Casanova
2002 Wild West, Damien
Unlike Eden in Maddigan's Quest, Zac is fearless and a bit of an adrenaline junkie.
He is a boarder, he wakeboards, skateboards, snowboards (as well as skiing - water and downhill). He rides boards goofy (right foot forward).
Once released from the Maddigan's Quest contract, he jumped off the Auckland Sky Tower - three times!