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Susan Boyle to make film debut

WENN

Singer Susan Boyle will make her film debut alongside "Les Miserables" star Samantha Barks in an upcoming holiday movie.

The Scot, who found fame as a contestant on "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009, is currently shooting "The Christmas Candle," a story set in 1890, about angels and Christmas wishes, with Barks, Hans Matheson and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" star Sylvester McCoy.

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Boyle admits she's having a blast on set because she gets to dress in costume. A statement from the 51-year-old reads, "Everyone on set is a delight to work with and it's a fantastic experience to be part of the team. I'm really enjoying getting dressed in the period costumes and stepping back in time."

But Barks, who performed with the cast of "Les Miserables" at the Oscars on Sunday, reveals she's struggling to keep up with the hectic shooting schedule, adding, "Having just landed from the Academy Awards I had an hour to unpack and repack and get to set. I'm very excited to be part of 'The Christmas Candle' and I'm loving every second."

10Comments
Feb 28, 2013 5:33PM
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I have enjoyed seeing her come out and become something of a star.  I still remember seeing her audition for the first time.  It was as much fun for us to watch as it was for her to do! 
Feb 28, 2013 5:58PM
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cool!!  big fan and can't wait to see the movie!
Feb 28, 2013 7:13PM
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Good for Susan, everyone judged her on BGT and look where she is now! Hmmm wonder what all the hecklers are doing now?? I know they are saying "Do you want fries with that"? GO SUSAN!

Feb 28, 2013 8:10PM
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Fantastic Ms. Boyle. Many prayers and good fortune to you. As for your part in the movie, break a leg.
Feb 28, 2013 6:20PM
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Sounds like a good movie.  I love Christmas stories!

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