Taylor might be the moody loner, but Reece Noi says his Grange Hill colleagues were nothing but welcoming...
DOB: 13 June 1988
5ft 1in

TV: SEEING RED (2000); Tommy Wade in MERSEYBEAT (BBC 2001): The Boy in MY KINGDOM (2001: ALWAYS AND EVERYONE (Granada); Wayne in SEEING RED (Granada); Craig in CLOCKING OFF (BBC); Lester in REAL MEN (2003); Taylor Mitchell in GRANGE HILL (Mersey TV 2004); Darrell Milland in CONVICTION (BBC3 2004); Ishanti Winstanley in OUTLAWS (2004); WATERLOO ROAD (2007); EMMERDALE (2007)


COMMERCIALS: JJB Sports with Michael Owen

REECE ON TAYLOR: "Before I joined I was told that Taylor was a bit of a bad boy, and that he has trouble with the 6th form over a racial incident that's happened in the past," Reece said in an interview for Grange Hill.com. But now, Reece relishes playing Taylor and loves him just the way he is. "Taylor fights for what he believes in and his heart is in the right place but sometimes he gets too emotional. Taylor is often misunderstood, but often cheeky and likeable."

On his storyline with Nick in 2004: "I'm not the best of kids, and it all kicks off. Things happen with Nick. It's good because I've never played anything like it before. So it's different for me, and it's a change to play a storyline with that kind of theme."

Reece Noi

ON GRANGE HILL: "It's been good. Everyone's made me feel welcome," Reece says of his new-found fame. "I've been able to just have a laugh. At first I was a bit nervous because everyone knew each other. But I settled in all right and just got on with it. It was good."

HOBBIES: Likes going out with his mates, listening to music and supporting Manchester United

MUSIC: Reece has loads of favourite bands but says Elephant Man, Sizzla, TOK and Beanie Man are his favourites. Favourite song is "Everyone Falls In Love" while Dancehall Mix by Warrior 47 is his favourite CD.

FOOD: Carribbean - especially curried goat, chicken and dumplings with rice and peas!

AT SCHOOL? English was Reece's best subject and Physics his worst. Favourite sport is basketball but he wouldn't play outside a PE lesson!

AND THE FUTURE? Reece has always wanted to be some sort of entertainer; "maybe veen a rapper or a singer" according to Grange Hill.com.
Information from Laine Management and Grange Hill.com

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