The 21 year-old from Ilkley, who had just finished drama school before being cast in the show has confirmed that he’ll be playing a younger version ofÂ Kazran, the characterÂ played by Sir Michael Gambon.
Unsurprisingly Horn was full of praise for The Singing Detective and Harry Potter star.
â€œWorking with Michael was fantastic as heâ€™s one of my heroes, and Matt is brilliant to work with â€“ absolutely fantastic.â€
In the episode, based loosely on Charles Dickens’ immortal A Christmas Carol, Danny’s character spends most of his time with Opera Warbler Katherine Jenkins’ character, who, like Danny, is making her dramatic debut in the special, he said:
â€œIt was a bit of an alien world to both of us, if youâ€™ll pardon the pun
We were together for a lot of the episode â€“ letâ€™s just say I might be a bit of a hero with the boys.â€
The actor, who has an upcomming role in MI:High is hoping the special can springboard him into bigger and better things.
â€œSo far itâ€™s going well. Iâ€™ve got a couple of really exciting opportunities ahead.
Iâ€™m down to the final two for the lead in a big film.â€
(via Telegraph & Argus)