East Lancs singer Diana Vickers starts shooting psychological thriller

Diana Vickers

Filming 'The Awaiting'

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SINGER turned actress Diana Vickers is to star in a new psychological thriller.

The former Westholme pupil, who shot to fame when she made it to the semi-final of The X Factor in 2008, has started filming on Green Screen Productions’ Awaiting.

Diana, from Huncoat, has recently embarked on a movie career after starring in the West End in Little Voice, and has been cast alongside Tony Curran, who has appeared in Hollywood blockbusters such as Gladiator and Underworld: Evolution.

The film has been described by its makers as a journey of introspection into the depths of human nature and the capabilities of twisted minds.

Diana said: “It is such an exciting experience filming my first UK feature film.

“I was immediately drawn to the script, as I am a real fan of psychological thrillers.

“I have been doing a lot of comedy recently and this is a great change and a great opportunity to get my teeth into.”

The plot follows Morris, played by Curran, a recluse with psychotic tendencies, whose life changes when his innocent daughter, played by Diana, rescues one of his victims and befriends him.

Jake, played by Rupert Hill, an ordinary businessman, soon realises that he is stranded, and his presence in the house gradually reveals unexpected and dark mysteries from the past.

Director Mark Murphy’s work includes The Crypt, Casanova's Last Stand and Movie Kingdoms, said: "It was the largest outdoor arts event ever to be staged in Northern Ireland.

He said: “I am incredibly excited to bring Awaiting to fruition.

“We have a strong script, a blisteringly talented cast, and a crew at the top of their game. I have no doubt we are going to deliver a film that will appeal to cinema-goers globally.”

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4:19pm Fri 4 Jul 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Diana Who ??? !!!!
Diana Who ??? !!!! ConcernedOssy
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4:47pm Fri 4 Jul 14

midas says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
Diana Who ??? !!!!
Really? You have read the article and don't know who she is! Best of luck to her, shes escaped Blackburn!
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: Diana Who ??? !!!![/p][/quote]Really? You have read the article and don't know who she is! Best of luck to her, shes escaped Blackburn! midas
  • Score: -66

5:50pm Fri 4 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

SMASH TIDY!
SMASH TIDY! The Seagull has landed
  • Score: -74

9:55pm Fri 4 Jul 14

John05 says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
Diana Who ??? !!!!
How many number 1 singles and albums have you had? How many hit stage shows have you been in? How many film directors do you have offering you parts in films?

Most people are proud of what Diana has achieved because she shows what a Lancashire girl can do with hard work and determination and taking every opportunity that comes.

There are always those who are spiteful and, instead of trying to better themselves, want to bring down those who have found success.
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: Diana Who ??? !!!![/p][/quote]How many number 1 singles and albums have you had? How many hit stage shows have you been in? How many film directors do you have offering you parts in films? Most people are proud of what Diana has achieved because she shows what a Lancashire girl can do with hard work and determination and taking every opportunity that comes. There are always those who are spiteful and, instead of trying to better themselves, want to bring down those who have found success. John05
  • Score: -67

9:55pm Fri 4 Jul 14

John05 says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
Diana Who ??? !!!!
How many number 1 singles and albums have you had? How many hit stage shows have you been in? How many film directors do you have offering you parts in films?

Most people are proud of what Diana has achieved because she shows what a Lancashire girl can do with hard work and determination and taking every opportunity that comes.

There are always those who are spiteful and, instead of trying to better themselves, want to bring down those who have found success.
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: Diana Who ??? !!!![/p][/quote]How many number 1 singles and albums have you had? How many hit stage shows have you been in? How many film directors do you have offering you parts in films? Most people are proud of what Diana has achieved because she shows what a Lancashire girl can do with hard work and determination and taking every opportunity that comes. There are always those who are spiteful and, instead of trying to better themselves, want to bring down those who have found success. John05
  • Score: -70

10:44am Sun 6 Jul 14

Barb-Dwyer says...

John05 wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote: Diana Who ??? !!!!
How many number 1 singles and albums have you had? How many hit stage shows have you been in? How many film directors do you have offering you parts in films? Most people are proud of what Diana has achieved because she shows what a Lancashire girl can do with hard work and determination and taking every opportunity that comes. There are always those who are spiteful and, instead of trying to better themselves, want to bring down those who have found success.
she hasnt had any number 1 singles or albums because she cant sing
[quote][p][bold]John05[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: Diana Who ??? !!!![/p][/quote]How many number 1 singles and albums have you had? How many hit stage shows have you been in? How many film directors do you have offering you parts in films? Most people are proud of what Diana has achieved because she shows what a Lancashire girl can do with hard work and determination and taking every opportunity that comes. There are always those who are spiteful and, instead of trying to better themselves, want to bring down those who have found success.[/p][/quote]she hasnt had any number 1 singles or albums because she cant sing Barb-Dwyer
  • Score: 63

6:57pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Doctor44 says...

Diana has worked very hard to get where she is today. Whoever who said they've neva heard of her must've been asleep for the past 6 years.
Diana has worked very hard to get where she is today. Whoever who said they've neva heard of her must've been asleep for the past 6 years. Doctor44
  • Score: -58

6:58pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Doctor44 says...

Dianas from blackburn not huncoat
Dianas from blackburn not huncoat Doctor44
  • Score: -54

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