Trafford's Frank Sinatra lands part in Ridley Scott film

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HOLLYWOOD beckons for Trafford’s answer to Frank Sinatra.


Davyhulme’s Wayne Devlin, 37, who has been a prominent singer in the area for years, is now concentrating full-time on his ‘first love’ – acting – and has been rewarded with a part in a Ridley Scott film.


The legendary director and producer, who has nine Oscars under his belt for the films Gladiator, Alien and Black Hawk Down among others, is to produce new Christmas flick Get Santa, starring Jim Broadbent.


Broadbent, star of Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Moulin Rouge, is to play Father Christmas, who unwittingly crashes his sleigh into a garage and is jailed for criminal damage – landing himself in a cell with Wayne’s character.


“I’ve literally got no idea how small or large the part will be yet,” said Wayne.
“They know I’m a singer and that I’ve just done a Christmas show and I’ve boxed in the past and a have a skin head, so they keep coming up with ideas for my character.


“Even if a camera just flashes past me for a second I’ll be delighted because it’s a Ridley Scott film.”


But Wayne has not just been offered the part in one film, he is also to play judge George Hampel in the docu-film Crimes That Shook Australia.


Hample was the defending junior council for the notorious Australian murderer, Derek Percy, who was convicted of killing 12-year-old Yvonne Tuohy in 1969, but is suspected of killing many more children.


Wayne described the case as ‘like the Moors murders’ in Australia and expressed his excitement about taking on the role of Hample, but joked that he wouldn’t be getting an Australian holiday out of it as all filming will be done in the UK.


Closer to home, Wayne has appeared as an extra in Shameless, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Citizen Khan – but said appearing regularly in Coronation Street is his favourite.


“It’s great, I love Corrie. I’d be there every day if i could,” added Wayne.
For more information on what is in store for Wayne in 2014, visit waynedevlin.com.
 

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