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Saturday 26 July 2014

Deacon: Bafta honour opened doors

Adam Deacon won the Rising Star award in 2012

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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