The London Film Festival has ended for another year, the glitz, glamour and endless entourages have picked up their bags and hoped on planes at the airport to have a breather after talking non-stop to the press about their latest releases.
In nice news though a Nottingham lass has won a rather prestigious award as she scooped the Best British Newcomer award for her lead role in psychological thriller, Junkhearts.
Candese Reid, 19 is studying law at Nottingham Trent University in her second year and of the recognition she said that she’s still “in shock”. She grew up in Broxtowe and said:
“I have been in a few TV shows, such as Doctors, and as a child I appeared in Heartlands with Micheal Sheen but nothing major like Junkhearts.”
As for the film itself, it’s directed by Tinge Krishnan, written by Simon Frank. It features a host of stars including, the always worth watching, Eddie Marsan, and newcomer Tom Sturridge.
It’s gritty, set on the streets and follows the life of a young couple who are desperate to escape the life that is associated with being a drug-dealer. Take a look at the trailer below.