Big screen debut for local student

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Paige as Anne Frank in Sibford School’s special production of Cabaret which also incorporated excerpts from the Diary of Anne Frank and Arbeit Macht Frei.

PAIGE Godman from Sibford can now tell her friends about her secret – she appears in the Oscar nominated film Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman.

Oldman’s portrayal of wartime Prime Minister Winston Church has won him critical acclaim and best actor in the recent Screen Actors Guild awards, Paige, aged 15 from Sibford Gower, appears as a refugee in the film in a scene where a group of them are running from the Luftwaffe bombers above.

Filming took place at an airfield in Bicester following an audition in Banbury but once she got the part her contract stated she couldn’t tell anyone about it until the film had debuted in British Cinemas.

“It was an amazing experience,” said Paige. “Having been selected at audition, I was invited to go to London for costume fitting, hair and make-up. This was really exciting and made me feel really professional.”