Magazine article Screen International

Faye Marsay, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

Magazine article Screen International

Faye Marsay, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

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ACTOR: Faye Marsay has a face that can look completely different from role to role: it's a gift, she acknowledges. "You can slip under the radar and do your work and crack onto the next - if there is a next, you never know in this game."

Her future is as assured as it ever can be for a young actor - Marsay is shooting the highly coveted title role opposite Helena Bonham Carter in BBC One's Love, Nina, based on the bestseller by Nina Stibbe.

Adapted by Nick Hornby for See Saw Films, Love, Nina is about a down-to-earth northern nanny who comes to work for a posh London family; you couldn't get much more down to earth than Marsay. "I wanted the part more than words," she admits.

Hailing from a "normal working-class family" in Middlesbrough ("My career has been a shock to them, as well as me"), Marsay studied acting at Bristol Old Vic. …

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