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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Agyness gets electric new film role

Agyness Deyn has the starring role in Electricity

Agyness Deyn is to play an epileptic in new British indie drama Electricity.

The model-turned actress is taking on her first leading role in the film adaptation of Ray Robinson's award-winning novel about Lily O'Connor who is forced to leave her small seaside town to search for her long lost brother.

Lily's epilepsy brings on vivid hallucinations which the audience will experience through her eyes.

Agyness, 30, said: "I love Lily's journey, she is a survivor. Her strength and her ability to live in the present really drew me to her. She is a delight to discover and she's teaching me a lot."

Lily is a brash young woman who lives in a remote North East coastal town cut off from the world and her past. But when her long-absent mother dies, her older brother Barry reveals that her younger brother Mikey - the only person she was ever close to - ran off to London years ago and has got into trouble. Lily sets out to save her brother.

Electricity will also star Being Human's Lenora Crichlow, Cemetery Junction's Christian Cooke, The Sweeney's Paul Anderson and Sightseers star Alice Lowe.

The screenplay has been adapted by Bafta-winner Joe Fisher and it is being directed by Bryn Higgins.

Filming will take place over the next six weeks in the North East and London.

Agyness's previous acting roles include Aphrodite in Clash Of The Titans and the role of Flo in Pusher with Richard Coyle. She is also signed up to play the female lead in Terence Davies' film adaptation of the gritty period novel Sunset Song with Peter Mullen.

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