Seven-year-old star of John Lewis Christmas ad is ‘as kind as his on-screen character’ say his parents

The seven-year-old star of this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert is as kind and thoughtful as his on-screen character, say his parents.
Lewis McGowan, from Hamilton, near Glasgow, appears in the 90-second commercial impatiently waiting for Christmas morning to arrive.
But when it finally does the little boy doesn’t rush to open his presents, but dashes to fetch the gift he’s got for his parents.
The ad, dubbed ‘one of the greatest ever,’ ends with the strap line ‘For gifts you can’t wait to give’.

Lewis’s father Stuart, 37, said: ‘He is just like the boy in the advert – so kind and always thinking of others.’
And his mother Julie, 36, told the Daily Telegraph that last year her son asked Father Christmas for a tea-cup for her and this year wants to give his brother Connor, 11, an iPod.

Lewis was picked from 250 other children and hopes to build on his success, signing with acting agencies. He filmed the advert over five days in London.

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