Russ loses his locks for role in new film

A Low Moor music buff will be rubbing shoulders with some of the world's most famous faces next week during the filming of a new movie.

Russ Petcher, who also writes music reviews for the Reporter Series, answered the call for budding thespians after stumbling on a roll-call on Facebook. He successfully won the part of a soldier in the forthcoming The King's Speech alongside Colin Firth, Helena Bonham-Carter and Geoffrey Rush.

Russ, 34, said he has not done any acting since leaving school but is looking forward learning the military-style march for the film which focuses on King George VIs struggle to overcome his speech impediment with the help of an Australian speech therapist.

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