Cara is a star pupil at Calderwood Primary
Calderwood kid Cara lands triple roles in major movie
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
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Jurassic Park’s Sam Neill stars in the film