Steve Owens – Entertainment world we chat with Kierston Wareing UK based actress about her new role Kathy in “100 Streets”. You may have seen Kierston Wareing in the past on UK Hit Series “The East Enders” as Kirsty Branning. In speaking with we find out the film the process, she goes through as an actress and how this role is different from the Bad Girl. 

Kierston Wareing stars as Kathy in Idris Elba’s gritty and contemporary drama ‘A Hundred Streets.’

 

BAFTA nominated actress Kierston Wareing goes back to her roots in the gritty feature A Hundred Streets alongside Idris ElbaGemma ArtertonCharlie Creed-MilesFranz DramehTom Cullen and Ken StottJim O’Hanlon directs the multi-stranded drama, which tells 4 stories of a group of people who live within one square mile of each other in London.

 

A layered and gripping drama, it takes a fresh look at the vibrant and compelling life of a group of individuals in contemporary London – destination capital of the world. A Hundred Streets intersect the film’s setting. Chelsea is just down the road from high-rise estates, riverside opulence contrasts with the day-to-day grind. It’s in these streets that the characters face defining moments, major choices and fundamental change in their separate lives, as they negotiate their paths through life, paths that often interweave through our hundred streets.

Wareing known for her work in Top BoyLuther and Fish Tank, previously worked with Idris in season two of Luther and was named one of the Stars of Tomorrow by Screen International, alongside Gemma Arterton. In 2007 this talented actress was nominated for a BAFTA alongside Dame Judi Dench and Dame Eileen Atkins for her work in Ken Loach’s It’s a Free World.  In Fish Tank, directed by Oscar nominated director Andrea Arnold, Kierston starred alongside Michael Fassbender and in other productions with the award winning actors Tom Hardy and Chiwetel Ejiofor. In A Hundred Streets, Wareing plays Kathy, in a never seen before role, as an East London nurse.

The filmmakers describe the project as a gritty, contemporary and poignant multi-layered drama, with the underlying message being one of hope, and that by working as a community, things can only get better. A Hundred Streets is written by Leon F. Butler and produced by Idris Elba.

A Hundred Streets is released in the US in January 2017.

 

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