Ware­ing didn’t know how fa­mous Ken Loach was

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Kier­ston Ware­ing didn’t re­al­ize how fa­mous Ken Loach was when she starred in ‘It’s a Free World...’. The 38-year-old ac­tress starred as Angie in the 2007 film and has thanked the ‘I, Daniel Blake’ di­rec­tor for giv­ing her first big break on the big screen. Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to BANG Show­biz, she said: “At the time I didn’t know any dif­fer­ent as I had only done one-lin­ers. “But now ob­vi­ously he is an iconic di­rec­tor. Ken Loach mas­sively stands out for me. I com­pletely see that now. “It was an honor work­ing with Ken and not only is it an honor, how can I for­get him. He gave me that break and the con­fi­dence in him­self to take an un­known ac­tor and give me that op­por­tu­nity.” Loach is renowned for doc­u­ment­ing the strug­gles of the Bri­tish work­ing class com­mu­ni­ties and has never suc­cumbed to the temp­ta­tion of Hol­ly­wood. In ‘It’s a Free World...’ Ware­ing was nom­i­nated for a BAFTA and was pit­ted against Hol­ly­wood leg­ends such as Dame Judi Dench. Most re­cently, the for­mer ‘East­End­ers’ ac­tress nabbed a role in the high­est­gross­ing Ir­ish film of 2017 so far, ‘Card­board Gang­sters’ by Mark O’Con­nor, which fol­lows sev­eral Ir­ish lads who try to take over a drug trade. The blonde beauty knew from the start that it would be a suc­cess. She said: “I just thought it was great. I loved the char­ac­ter and the script. I flew out to Dublin and had a quick chat with John Con­nors (co-star and writer) and Mark about the char­ac­ter and then the next day got on with it. “It was all kind of quick. But while I was film­ing it, I had a good feel­ing it was go­ing to be a good one. “It all felt so nat­u­ral. I didn’t re­al­ize how well it had done. You never think like that. Never think some­thing will be that big. “I thought it was go­ing to be big but not as big as it is. I am re­ally pleased and proud to be part of it.” ‘Card­board Gang­sters’ will be re­leased in the UK on Au­gust 4, with lim­ited re­lease in London, Manch­ester, Liver­pool, and Glas­gow.

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