Agyness tipped for movie stardom
Published 01/06/2010 | 15:11
Agyness Deyn is tipped to become a Hollywood star after her debut movie won an award at an American film festival.
The 27-year-old Manchester-born former chip-shop worker - real name Laura Hollins - stars in 10-minute film Acid Burn, which was named best foreign short at the Kent Film Festival in Connecticut.
Matt Greenhalgh - who wrote and directed the film about a school girl caught up in the Manchester club scene of the late 80s and early 90s - told The Manchester Evening News: "She has the makings of being a brilliant actress."
The filmmaker, already a Bafta winner as the screenwriter of the Ian Curtis biopic, Control, went on: "She was brilliant - really good to work with. There was none of that supermodel flakiness you hear about, she was just really down to earth and she brought that to the job every day.
"I think if she plays her cards right, her acting career could be even more fulfilling than her modelling career."
Agyness - who now lives in New York and has also dabbled with a career in music - has since had other small acting parts, including a cameo role in the remake of Clash Of The Titans.
Acid Burn will be shown in Manchester as part of the 24/7 Theatre Festival this summer.