Talented athlete Mike was always under pressure to perform at Grange Hill - Rene Zagger would rather have made a racquet...
Rene Zagger DOB: 01/06/1973

TV: Mike Bentley in GRANGE HILL (BBC 1990-1991); UP THE GARDEN PATH (Granada 1991); PC Nick Klein in THE BILL (Thames 2000); Lambert in ROBIN HOOD (BBC 2006)

MUSIC VIDEO: Rene's first professional job was playing a young Marti Pellow in the "Wet Wet Wet" video "I remember"

FILM: Parts in a schools film called THE COLLECTOR - he played Chris, whose girlfriend got run over - also SHE'S BEEN AWAY (1989)

THE PRICE OF FAME... Rene was mugged by a gang of youths at Walthamstow tube station during his stint at the Hill. The ringleader got 18 months - Rene said "he deserves everything he's got".

ROMANCE? Rene was good friends with screen girlfriend Samantha Lewis, as they both went to the same stage school, Italia Conti in London. But we don't know if there was anything more...

FAMILY: Mum Leona and Dad Sydney ran a business, older bro Eliiot was a cop and young sis Blanche was still at school "Has some Spanish blood in him" according to his mum

HOBBIES: Likes playing squash and supporting Leyton Orient, likes soul music, hates rock music, movie hero: Robert De Niro, TV: LA Law and EastEnders

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Samantha Lewis
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Peter Moran
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Michael Sheard
Amy Simcock
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Lee Sparke
Adam Sopp
Jessica Staveley-Taylor
Susan Tully
Simon Vaughan
Fiona Wade
Emma Waters
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Rene Zagger