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Jaime on trend for Poirot role

Jaime Winstone has said she loved dressing up in 1930s clothes for her role in the Poirot Christmas special.

The actress, best known for gritty films such as Kidulthood and Donkey Punch, threw aside her usual urban garb in favour of more elegant period attire for the TV adaptation of Agatha Christie's The Clocks.

"I'm very much into my fashion so I loved having the chance to dress up in original vintage clothes from the 1930s," says the 26-year-old daughter of actor Ray Winstone.

"Everything was done to perfection so you instantly felt part of that era and I became very old-fashioned with my mannerisms.

"I'd find myself going home after a day of filming and my boyfriend [photographer Tom Beard] would be like, 'You're being very weird' as I'd still be acting in character," she says.

Jaime plays Sheila Webb, a secretary who becomes the prime suspect when a man is found stabbed in a room in which four clocks are frozen at the time of 4.13.

"Sheila leapt out of the pages at me and not every script does that," said Jaime.

"She has this home girl essence but at the same time you're not too sure about her. As the story unfolds, you find out that she doesn't really have anyone and she's been leading a bit of a double life."

:: Poirot: The Clocks is on ITV1 on Boxing Day.

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