The actress has written her debut children’s book in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

Best known for her roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer,  Charmed and  Hollyoaks, actress Phina Oruche has now turned to writing a book for children to inspire young boys to read by featuring a hero who looks like them.

As with many parents during the Coronavirus pandemic, the actress has been learning to home school as well as to find ways to motivate and inspire her son, with the result being her debut book Jacopo Jacopo Football Star.

The story follows a mixed-heritage 10 year old boy on his journey from grassroots football to signing with a Premier League team. This is an endearing story about a dream, a fragile family, and friendships while getting your game on. 

Phina Oruche said:”I love reading and books and the flight of the word imagined. Stories have changed my life, kept me company and everything in between. I would love to foster a love of reading real books in my son and other children. I would much prefer the glow of a night light and a cheeky read than a hidden screen any night of the week.”

Jacopo Jacopo Football Star is available to buy now.