Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Actress hopes to land TV role after film award win
Published 27/08/13



A FORMER Henley College student has won an independent film award.

Lizzie Worsdell, 26, received the best supporting actress award at the Los Angeles Movie Awards for her performance in the short film Rose, Mary And Time.

The film, which also starred former EastEnders actor Larry Lamb and Emmerdale actor Bhaskar Patel, has won several awards, including the jury prize for excellence at the Boston sci-fi film festival.

Miss Worsdell, who grew up in Nettlebed and Britwell Salome, said: “I was shocked to find out that I’d won. I remember reading an email about how the film was being well received, which was exciting enough, so to be nominated and win this award is fantastic.”

She almost missed her audition for the film in October 2011 as her father was suffering from cancer.


The production crew agreed to move the audition back another two weeks, which ended up being the day after her father died. Miss Worsdell said: “I was going through this difficult time but I still wanted to go to the audition. I guess it was one of those things where I thought it would be what my father would have wanted me to do.

“I was really keen on the script and it helped to take my mind off what had happened.”

Filming for the 38-minute film started the following month and was completed by March last year.

Miss Worsdell plays Sandra, an unfaithful wife in an unhappy marriage to Barney (Zak Lee). He finds a clock which takes him back in time to before their wedding where he breaks off their relationship and marries the love of his life.

Miss Worsdell attended the film’s premiere at a screening in London in December. It was then selected to be screened at 34 film festivals, including Cannes.

She first gained a taste for acting when she went to see Scrooge at the Oxford Playhouse when she was about 10. She persuaded her mother to enroll her on acting classes at the Kenton Theatre in Henley and went on to join the National Youth Theatre.

Miss Worsdell won a three-year scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood and spent two years working abroad before returning to the UK in 2011.

She now lives in London and works as a personal assistant and immigration consultant for Next Stop LAX, which provides visas for actors, but hopes to land a part in a television series.

“I really want to break into TV this year,” she said. “I think there are some really good quality dramas coming out at the moment and, like most people, I’d love to do Downton Abbey.”

Despite the strong competition for parts, she says she can’t imagine doing anything other than acting.

Miss Worsdell said: “I am really glad I’ve pursued it but it is a lot tougher than you think. I love it and that is why I can’t give it up.”

Published 27/08/13

MOST POPULAR
Exciting Literary Festival programme planned
Henley rocks at Music on the Meadows
Rush hour accident closes Reading Road
One-of-a-kind play area opens in Henley
Henley Rowing Club’s GB junior eight triumph
Local philanthropist causes feminist stir
Star sorry for Twitter job jibe
Businesswoman quits to curry favour
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Meadows win Keep Britain Tidy award
Going for Gold
Rush hour accident closes Reading Road
Window-dressing promotes flora and fauna
Cyclist injured in Remenham Lane
Henley pubs are buzzing to the sound of bees
Director of music becomes student at Yale
Successful Summer Ball for Cricket Club
Star sorry for Twitter job jibe
Ahoy there! Youngsters try out toddler park
Could park and ride solve traffic woes?
More housing sites needed
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Record entry for Town and Visitors’ Regatta
PB at Commonwealth Games for local athlete
Woods in seventh heaven as visitors grab win
Hogan misses out
Hard-hitting Latter leads Nettlebed to victory
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717