VIDEO: Doncaster actress's latest movie set to hit cinema screens

A Doncaster actress is set to hit the big screen again next week as her latest movie hits cinema screens.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 21st July 2016, 11:27 am
Updated Thursday, 21st July 2016, 11:34 am
Actress Kya Garwood.
Actress Kya Garwood.

Kya Garwood, who has worked with Michelle Pfeiffer, Nicole Kidman and Helen Mirren, will see her latest flick, The Intent, released in cinemas on July 29.

The actress and presenter, who originally went by the name Julie Ann Melvin, has worked with a string of Hollywood’s leading ladies.

She kicked off her glittering showbiz career when she worked alongside Batman’s Catwoman star Michelle Pfeiffer on 2007 movie I Could Never Be Your Woman.

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Kya said: "When I was 18, I came to London to study drama but ended up getting homesick so I came back up north. I ended up winning the Miss Sheffield beauty pageant and got a job working at Sheffield United as a matchday hostess.

"But after a while, I got itchy feet again and headed back to London and decided to go for it."

She signed up with an agency and began body doubling - standing in for big name stars in movies and TV - in 2005 and has never looked back.

Kya, who still lives in London, said: "It has introduced me to many, many stars as well as directors and producers.

"The first time I saw Michelle I was petrified. Every time she spoke to me I was a gibbering wreck but gradually I became more confident and realised they are all normal people. We went to dinner and chatted like old friends."

Since then Kya has enjoyed a string of other parts including recently starring in the smash hit ITV show Mr Selfridge.

The Intent, directed by Femi Oyeniran and Kalvadour Peterson, is British crime drama about gangs, guns and drugs and opens at cinemas on July 29.