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The Actress (2012)

It is the twilight of a grand old movie star's life. Poor health and old age have robbed her of her glamour, her career and now - probably within hours - her life. The end is near. She ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sadie Frost ... Mabel Stanford
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Paul Auster
Sally Phillips ... Second Suitor
Morgana Robinson Morgana Robinson ... Princess Alopecia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bacon Tom Bacon ... Theatre Manager
Lola Coca Lola Coca ... Sitcom Nerd
Kaylee Cooper Kaylee Cooper ... Nurse
Jason S. Dack Jason S. Dack ... Father
Sorcha Finch-Murray Sorcha Finch-Murray ... Bippy
Jack Gow Jack Gow ... Sitcom Guy
Jack Guinness Jack Guinness ... Conrad
Richard Jenkins Richard Jenkins ... Sitcom Jock
Al Joshua Al Joshua ... Harmonica Player
Zara Martin Zara Martin ... Sitcom Bitch
Gerard Mcdermott Gerard Mcdermott ... Doctor
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Storyline

It is the twilight of a grand old movie star's life. Poor health and old age have robbed her of her glamour, her career and now - probably within hours - her life. The end is near. She arrives, surrounded by her parasitic entourage, at a cinema for a private showing of her greatest screen moments. Kicking the hangers-on out, she sits alone in the dark as the light of the projector illuminates the silver screen and her previous youth and beauty. In a daring escape from the inevitable, she enters the screen and is suddenly back in her movies - a star once more. She tumbles from genre to genre in scenes taking in the silent era, film noir, '70s sci-fi sexploitation and '90s sitcom land. It is a desperate attempt to outsmart and outrun the apparition of death itself, which pursues her through the scenes. Inevitable or not - this old movie diva isn't going without a fight. This is the story of a shooting star who refuses to fade away or go gently into that good night. Written by Anonymous

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In the role of a lifetime

Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2012 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Shoreditch, London, England, UK

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| (original)

Color:

Color (High Definition)
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