From Oldham to the Oscars, Olivia Cooke’s star is continuing to rise.
She has already appeared in a film directed by Steven Spielberg, and now the 27-year-old is co-starring in a movie nominated for the most prestigious prize in cinema, best picture at the Oscars.
Olivia is featured alongside Four Lions star Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal.
He plays a rock drummer who loses his hearing, while Olivia plays his girlfriend and fellow band member.
The film, set to be released later this month, has received rave reviews and six Oscar nominations.
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It is the latest Hollywood success for Olivia, who went to Royton and Crompton School.
She is also set to feature in a new Game of Thrones prequel.
“It’s a bit of an actor’s dream, and everyone’s dream really,” Olivia said of the film, in an interview with The Times.
“We’ve all been in the shower imagining we’re on stage singing our songs and being in the band.
“The reality of actually doing that is so terrifying, so mortifying, but the idea of playing live and screaming in a band with Riz was also so exciting.”
Having attended the Oldham Theatre Workshop since the age of eight, Olivia attracted the attention of casting agents and earned her breakthrough on the TV show Blackout alongside Christopher Eccleston.
TV roles continued before she was cast in the American show Bates Hotel, a prequel to the seminal Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho.
She was perhaps better known in the UK for her role in the star studded ITV drama Vanity Fair.
Hollywood success followed, as she appeared in the big budget blockbuster Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg.
And she is continuing to rub shoulders with Hollywood greats, filming alongside Gary Oldman in a new spy drama.
She told the Times: “It was a bit squeaky bum when I first got on set with Gary Oldman, but he’s amazing.
“He’s a proper theatre actor. I think those actors are always the best to work with because they approach any set as if it’s their own company, so it feels inclusive.”
Her meteoric rise to Hollywood stardom perhaps proves its not so far from Oldham to the Oscars. The awards ceremony will be held on April 26.