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Deacon: Bafta honour opened doors

Adam Deacon would like to take his Brit flick success and recreate it in Tinseltown.

And the Kidulthood star said winning a Bafta Rising Star Award had "opened doors" for him in the UK and the US.

Adam, whose recent low-budget film Comedown has been released on DVD and Blu-ray, said of winning the honour last year: "It was an amazing thing. The fact that it was the people's vote, I count my blessings every day that there's that much support out there.

"It's got me through doors and into offices that I never thought would be possible. I got a lot of my own work off the ground; there's a few projects that are going to go into production, and I think that's all based around the Bafta.

"I went to LA for the first time and got myself an American agent. It's a great thing that's happened, but at the same time it's added a lot of pressure as well. It's all about maintaining that now, and picking the right work."

Asked about his plans to crack Hollywood, he said: "Yeah, on my Twitter feed I've got the hash tag 'Hackney2Hollywood', and feel there's a lot of support from the people out there.

"My main aim will be to take what I'm doing here and take it into an American film."

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