Florence Pugh Beats Thousands of Hopefuls to Win Movie Role

Now 17-year-old Florence Pugh, from Oxford, is set to appear next year on the silver screen, acting in a major role opposite Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams in The Falling.

Greta Scacchi, star of The Player and Presumed Innocent, and Maxine Peake from Shameless will also star in the BBC Films production, which will be directed by BAFTA-nominated Carol Morley.

This is the first film for the Oxford teenager, who goes to St Edward’s School in Woodstock Road.

Florence told the Oxford Mail: “Due to such a widespread casting call to girls and schools across the country, I was particularly thrilled to find I would be acting alongside Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake and Gretta Scacchi.

“When reading the script, I knew from the beginning the character was going to be hugely challenging.”

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