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Sunday 21 September 2014

Treadaway gets away with no licence

Luke Treadaway plays a getaway driver in a new film

Luke Treadaway has revealed he is thinking of taking his driving test after playing a getaway driver in his latest film.

The Attack The Block star - who has just won an Olivier Award for best actor for his performance in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time in London's West End - admitted the film had to be shot off road as he doesn't have a licence.

Luke revealed: "Get Lucky is an action film set in London which involves a getaway driver who I play. Driving round the streets of London in a black cab, very fast. I don't have a licence so a lot of it was off road, but I got better on that.

"I was doing some 180-degree reverse turns - it was pretty special. I must get a licence now."

The 28-year-old actor won his Olivier award for his performance of a 15-year-old autistic boy investigating the murder of his neighbour's dog.

Luke said: "It's amazing, it's a massive challenge every night to do but that's what you want really and it's a really exciting world to go and put on every night."

Despite having acted in film and television he said acting on stage was "pretty special" because it reminded him of when he first realised he wanted to become an actor, putting on plays with his friends in his living room.

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