Highton teen goes global in Netflix debut

Monty Henderson

By Natalee Kerr

An emerging Geelong actor will make his debut on screens across the globe, starring in a new TV show launching internationally on Netflix today.

Highton’s Monty Henderson, 13, features in The Inbestigators, a mockumentary comedy following four kids who start their own detective agency.

The year eight Belmont High School student said the experience of being involved in a “big” screen production was “really fun”.

“I’ve never been on a professional TV show before so it was a really big deal for me,” he said.

“I can tell all my friends that I’m on a TV show now, they think it’s pretty cool.”

The show aired in Australia on ABC ME last June and has been running every weeknight.

Since playing the character of Toby in the show, Monty has also auditioned for roles with Hollywood agents.

Monty said he was first inspired to get into acting after dressing up as Doctor Who when he was younger.

“My mum was like to me ‘we need to get you into acting classes!’” he said. He started acting at age nine and has spent the last two years training at Screen Actors Geelong.

“I like acting because I can portray myself as someone else and have fun with different characters,” he said.

Monty said his dream is to one day star in big Hollywood films such as the Marvel movies.

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