Pendle TV actress stars in new BBC drama

TALENT: Amy Strange (S)

TALENT: Amy Strange (S)

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A rising Pendle star has this week appeared on television screens up and down the country in a new six-part BBC drama.

Playing the part of Heather Hales, a heavily pregnant mum, former Colne Park High School student Amy Strange (27) featured in the first episode of “Frankie” on Tuesday evening. The series, which has been written by Lucy Gannon, explores the challenging and complex world of district nursing.

The London-based actress, who has appeared in shows at Pendle Hippodrome and as part of Burnley Youth Theatre, filmed her scenes in Bristol at the back end of last year.

Reflecting on her experiences, Amy, who has had roles on programmes including Homefront, Law and Order and Casualty, said: “It was great. The woman who plays Frankie, Eve Myles, is incredible on set and off, and I have learnt so much from her. She was so good to work with, and she just gave off this really nice vibe.”

While performing has always been one of Amy’s main passions, it was not always going to be the area she pursued as a career.

It was only when the budding law student was filling out her Ucas form that she had a sudden change of heart. It is a decision she has never looked back on.

The performer has now enjoyed success in a variety of fields, having studied briefly at East 15 Acting School and for three years at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was signed by agency Independent in her final year, has since set up her own theatre company “Meet Alice” with her friend Marene Miller, and is now working on a series of short films.