Award nod for promising Scawthorpe actor

Richard Crehan, of Scawthorpe, has just starred in two Hollywood films. Picture: Marie Caley D3666MC

Richard Crehan, of Scawthorpe, has just starred in two Hollywood films. Picture: Marie Caley D3666MC

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A film starring a budding Scawthorpe actor has picked up an award for best drama at a prestigious American festival.

This is Vanity, starring Richard Crehan, 23, won the prize for Best Drama at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival in Mississippi and over the coming months it will be screened at other festivals around the world.

Richard, of Amersall Crescent, plays one of the lead roles in the short film, which is set for a cinema release towards the end of the year.

The former High Melton College student said: “It is exciting to be involved in something that is getting this level of recognition. I play a really horrible character in it, so it was an intense project to work on.” 
This Is Vanity tells the story of a mum forced into difficult decisions over her disabled child after years of torment by a gang of bullies.

Since graduating from The Poor School drama college in London last year Richard has had parts in TV shows including Hollyoaks and The Sweeney. He has also filmed a movie, The Knife, which will be in cinemas later this year after securing backing from Universal.