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Liam Gillick plays leading man


Liam Gillick

Liam Gillick, the Turner Prize nominated British artist, can add a new role to his CV--lead actor. Gillick has been tapped to star in the UK writer-director Joanna Hogg’s as-yet-untitled third production, which has started filming in West London. The conceptual artist is taking a lead role alongside fellow film newcomer Viv Albertine, the former guitarist for the all-female punk band The Slits, and the supporting cast will include long-time Hogg collaborator Tom Hiddleston, who appeared in The Avengers and War Horse. Hogg is keeping details about the plot under wraps, but she says in a press release that: “I continue to be fascinated by the blurred line between the comic and the horrendous--but depicting this in an ordinary, everyday context which is closer to home, and therefore more terrifying.” Sounds like Gillick will be earning his acting chops. Break a leg Liam!

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