Monday 26 June 2017

Nadia Forde lands role in British gangster movie

Nadia Forde
Nadia Forde
Nadia Forde judging the Powerscourt Hotel Style Awards judge at Leopardstown Racecourse. Picture: ©INPHO/James Crombie
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Nadia Forde has landed her first film role, as a gangster's moll in a new British flick.

She has been cast in her biggest role to date in Once Upon A Time In London, which is set in the 1950s and tells the story of English gangster Jack 'Spot' Comer.

The multi-talented star, who is also a singer, will play his wife Rita as she embraces her new acting career.

Filming is set to last for eight weeks.

Nadia Forde judging the Powerscourt Hotel Style Awards judge at Leopardstown Racecourse. Picture: ©INPHO/James Crombie
Nadia Forde judging the Powerscourt Hotel Style Awards judge at Leopardstown Racecourse. Picture: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Nadia was most recently seen here treading the boards in The Wedding Singer at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre, but flew out straight afterwards to her new base of Melbourne, where she lives with her boyfriend, rugby player Dominic Day.

She told the Herald she was "thrilled" to be given such a great opportunity to prove her acting chops.

Nadia, from Clontarf, said she has been studying for the past six months at the Bow Street Acting Academy with casting director Maureen Hughes, which has helped boost her confidence.

"I'm knee-deep in research at the moment, but I'm still getting to enjoy Melbourne, which is such a great city," she said.

One of the leading criminals of his time, Comer was allegedly behind an attempted raid on a Heathrow Airport warehouse in 1948, which was foiled by Scotland Yard.

The film will also see Comer butting heads with former partner Billy Hill, who was released from prison in 1952.

The movie is being produced by Gateway Films, the same team behind Plastic.

Nadia will co-star alongside Terry Stone, Holly Earl, Leo Gregory, Jamie Foreman and Geoff Bell.

Herald

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