Kirkham student lands feature film role with top stars

A Fylde student has been rubbing shoulders with a host of top actors after landing a role in a new film.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 7:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 9:10 am
Ella - Grace Gregoire is appearing  in a movie with Bill Nighy
Ella - Grace Gregoire is appearing in a movie with Bill Nighy

Teenager Ella-Grace Gregoire has been rehearsing her part in the new feature film called Triple Word Score.

The film, which stars iconic British actors, including Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter and Tim McInnerny, has just wrapped, following three months of filming for Ella-Grace, who has been working on the film since September.

A former pupil at Carr Hill High School in Kirkham, Ella-Grace was invited to audition with other girls from around the country.

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When she got down to the final two she found that she had great chemistry with the other characters, which she thinks helped to win her the part.

The movie is a supernatural comedy-drama following the story of a father, played by Bill Nighy, searching for his missing son.

Filming took place across the North West, including Liverpool and West Lancashire and was written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, who was responsible for other hit films 24 Hour Party People and Hilary & Jackie.

This isn’t Ella-Grace’s first taste of screen fame.

The Cardinal Newman College student, who hails from Lytham, has been acting in numerous roles since the age of 13, when she played Grace Piper in Coronation Street for a period of three months from September – November 2013.

She has also done some presenting for children’s TV channel CITV and acted in a Sky One crime drama ‘The Five’ in 2016.

The teenager has also featured alongside her whole family in one of Iceland’s recent TV adverts promoting their home delivery service.

Ella-Grace, 16, is represented by Scream Management and was talent-spotted for the Sky drama at Scream’s own theatre school performing arts academy.