AN Ellesmere Port man who moved to London to pursue his dream of becoming an actor has landed a part in a gangster movie.
Craig Clark, 21, who grew up in Dudley Road, will play the role of Reggie Kray in Hit’em Hard Films’ first feature, Rise & Fall – The Jack Spot Story.
The former Catholic High School student worked as a welder in the town for 18 months before deciding to enrol on a film course in the capital last summer.
This is his first major acting role and he will be working with the likes of Geoff Bell, who has starred in The Business and Mean Machine, and P H Moriarty from Long Good Friday and Patriot Games.
The film is about the East End gangster Jack “Spot” Comer who was king of London’s underworld during the 1940s, 50s and early 60s.
Craig said: “I’m really excited about the film. Acting is something I’ve always wanted to do but it wasn’t until I was a bit older and mature enough to make my own decisions that I decided to go for it and not worry about what other people think.
“I went on the film course in London last June and it went really well. I managed to get myself an agent and it has all progressed from there.
“This is my first major role having done parts in student films. I’ve got six scenes as Reggie Kray who comes into the film towards the last half hour.
“We’re going to start shooting the film in the summer. I’m really looking forward to it.”
For details of the film visit www.thejackspotmovie.co.uk