Crediton’s Harry Treadaway stars in Red Road director Andrea Arnold’s latest movie, Fish Tank, next month.
Harry, who went to Sandford School and Crediton’s Queen Elizabeth’s Community College, appears alongside Inglourious Basterds’ Michael Fassbender and 17-year-old newcomer Katie Jarvis, who was apparently cast after being spotted arguing with her boyfriend in a train station!
The family drama focuses on an alienated Essex teenager and the disruptive effect her mother’s new boyfriend has on their close family life.
Arnold’s debut short, Wasp, won the Academy Award in 2005, while her first feature, Red Road, was given the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2006.
Fish Tank scooped the Jury Prize at Cannes this year and was described by The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw as ‘another highly intelligent, involving film from one of the most powerful voices in British cinema’.
Katie Jarvis recently won Best British Performance at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Harry Treadaway’s professional debut was Brothers of the Head, a feature film about conjoined twin brothers in a punk rock band.
Since then he’s appeared in the Joy Division biopic Control, The Disappeared, and Gil Kenan’s City of Ember.
Fish Tank is released in the UK on September 11. RSS readers should click through to watch the trailer.