Ely Solan is an extraordinary young actor from Galway, Ireland. 'DETAINMENT' is Ely's first film. He has since been cast in the role of "Young Charles Dickens" in the feature film 'THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS' alongside Jonathan Pryce, Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer. He has also appeared as "Young Dave" in the BBC drama 'DAVE ALLEN AT PEACE' starring Aidan Gillen and he plays "Bertie Makepeace" in the TV drama 'INSPECTOR JURY 4' for German television. He will soon be appearing as "Young Brandon" in the feature film 'A CHRISTMAS PERFECTION' and he plays the voice of "Jimmy" in the children's animated series 'PEAK ZOO'.