Samir Samadov told a children’s charity that his biggest wish was to star in a blockbuster movie and walk the red carpet.
Yesterday, the 10-year-old, from London, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment attended the premiere of Check Mate, in which he plays Agent 27.
Samir, who is also an award-winning chess-player, dreamed up the idea for the 10-minute film, which is about an evil doctor’s plot to destroy the Olympics with a computer virus.
The film hero visits landmarks including Downing Street and Imperial College and rides in a speedboat on the Thames.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation, helped the boy’s idea come to fruition, deploying a professional film crew to shoot the movie.
The movie was then shown at a special screening at the Richmond Odeon for Samir’s friends and family.
His father Elchin Samadov, 39, who works as a volunteer for a human rights organisation, said his son was thrilled during filming.
“Visiting Downing Street, being in a high-speed boat, he asked me: ‘Dad, is this real?’.”
Samadov said. “I can’t express how I felt when I saw Samir on the big screen, he was like James Bond. I’m so proud of him.”
Samir’s mother, Samira, a 33, a biologist, said: “Samir’s filming day was full of surprises and a day that we will never forget. He looked so smart and beautiful. It was a big surprise for him, he’s been smiling all day.”
Samir, who has a two-year-old sister, Zohra, said: “I felt so happy when the foundation told me that they could make my wish come true. I was so glad to meet them, I’ve never had such a brilliant experience in my life… Never in my life did I think I’d walk up my very own red carpet.”
Samir was diagnosed with cancer in June last year. He had surgery a month later, and is now receiving a high dose of chemotherapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
He said: “I am feeling brilliant after my radiotherapy and operation, and [this film] has made me feel so much better. I’m feeling like a true superhero.”