Cara is a star pupil at Calder­wood Pri­mary

Calder­wood kid Cara lands triple roles in ma­jor movie

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Young Ruther­glen star­let Cara Whyte has en­joyed an ac­tion-packed start to her bud­ding film ca­reer.

The nine year old from Avon­bank Road landed three roles in the forth­com­ing movie Tommy’s Hon­our, about golf­ing leg­end Tom Mor­ris.

A young Ruther­glen act­ing star­let has just com­pleted her first ma­jor film role.

Cara Whyte ( 9), from Avon­bank Road, landed three sep­a­rate parts in a movie on the life of golf­ing leg­end Tom Mor­ris.

“She was so ex­cited,” said proud mum Shirley.

“She couldn’t be­lieve she would be work­ing with di­rec­tor Jason Con­nery.”

Jason is the son of big screen megas­tar and for­mer Bond hero Sean.

Cara is signed to the All Tal­ent Agency run by So­nia Scott.

“So­nia sub­mit­ted Cara’s photos to the film’s pro­duc­ers and she was signed up from that alone – she didn’t even need to au­di­tion,” added Shirley (44).

The pri­mary six Calder­wood pupil then spent three days at dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions film­ing her parts in the movie called Tommy’s Hon­our.

Shirley said: “In one scene Cara is in a church and goes round with a col­lec­tion box and in another she had to go to a shop and buy flow­ers for her mother.

“The only words she had to say were ‘ thank you’ – but ev­ery­one has to start some­where.”

Cara cur­rently trains in act­ing and danc­ing with April Street Fleet based in Cly­de­bank and has her heart set on a ca­reer in film or tele­vi­sion.

“Her aim is to take this for­ward and, hope­fully, she would like to land more roles in a drama se­ries or soap opera and films,” added Shirley.

The movie, Tommy’s Hon­our, fea­tures Juras­sic Park and Omen III star Sam Neill as well as Trainspot­ting icon Peter Mul­lan.

“It was such a thrill for Cara to be work­ing with peo­ple of this cal­i­bre and she thor­oughly en­joyed ev­ery minute of it,” said Shirley.

But the mum-of-three is de­ter­mined that Cara stays fo­cused on her school­work too.

“The act­ing is im­por­tant to her and we hope it works out; but I’ve stressed that it’s vi­tal that she also keeps up to speed with things at school.

“Act­ing is such a fickle busi­ness and she needs to make sure there is a backup plan go­ing for­ward.”

Shirley also says she would like to see pri­mary schools put more em­pha­sis on drama.

“We’ve had to send Cara for drama tu­ition our­selves but I think schools should be do­ing more to en­cour­age young­sters to take it up.”

Tommy’s Hon­our tells the story of Tom Mor­ris and his son, young Tom, who are con­sid­ered to be in­no­va­tors of the game of pro­fes­sional golf.

Young Tom won four con­sec­u­tive Open Cham­pi­onship ti­tles by the time he was 21 but died aged only 24 on Christ­mas Day at his home in St An­drew’s. The movie is sched­uled for gen­eral re­lease in the sum­mer of 2016.

Star turn Cara with the books out­lin­ing the story be­hind the movie Tommy’s Hon­our

NHS La­nark­shire has ad­vice for peo­ple in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang who want to im­prove their health.

Top­ics like drink and drug ad­dic­tion, sex­ual health, get­ting fit, and win­ter health are all avail­able on their web­site.

Go to http://www. nhsla­nark­shire.org.uk/ HealthyLiv­ing/Pages/ de­fault.aspx for info.

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Juras­sic Park’s Sam Neill stars in the film

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