Magazine article Screen International

Olivia Cooke, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

Magazine article Screen International

Olivia Cooke, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

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ACTOR: Olivia Cooke has been living out of a suitcase for two years.

"I get home to Manchester and my mum goes mad at me, saying my room is a mess, but I say 'Mum, everything I own in the world is in this room!'," says the 20-year-old star of the critically acclaimed US series Bates Motel, now going into its third run for Universal.

In her series downtime, Cooke has also shot Hammer horror The Quiet Ones with Sam Claflin, sci-fi thriller The Signal and supernatural adventure Ouija, which Universal will release in October.

"I'm definitely going to try to move away from horror now," she says with a laugh, as she prepares for the June shoot of Me & Earl & The Dying Girl opposite Thomas Mann for Indian Paintbrush.

The only daughter of a working-class single mother, Cooke attended the Oldham Theatre Workshop for eight hours a week as a child. When she landed the part of Christopher Eccleston's daughter on short-lived TV series Blackout, he then suggested her for the BBC's The Secret Of Crickley Hall, and within months she had won the key role in Bates Motel. …

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