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September 12, 2015 • 0 Comments

YOU – The talented 21-year-old actress from Oldham is a tragi-comic tour de force in the highly acclaimed new comedy drama Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Who is she? Still only 21, this talented young actress from Oldham has quietly been making a name for herself. After impressing as a traumatised girl alongside Sam Claflin in last year’s horror flick The Quiet Ones, she now plays the female lead in highly acclaimed new comedy drama Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. TV fans will also recognise her from dark drama series Bates Motel, with Freddie Highmore.

Big break Me and Earl was a sensation at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, scooping both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. Olivia plays Rachel, an American teenager with leukaemia who forms an unlikely friendship with two boys from her school. The film is quirky, funny and moving – think a platonic The Fault in our Stars meets (500) Days of Summer.

The groundwork Olivia researched her role rigorously, meeting with a teenage cancer patient and doctors. ‘I didn’t ever want Rachel to be seen as a victim or a tragic character – I wanted her to be this beacon of strength and heart,’ she says. ‘But at the same time I did want her illness to be realistic.’ Shaving her head, she says, ‘was the best thing I did to get into the character. I thought it would be really disrespectful, because the movie’s so honest, if you saw me wearing this big, bulky bald cap.’

Fast fact Aged 17, she got a piggyback from Harry Styles in a One Direction tour video, making her the envy of teenage girls everywhere – except perhaps her own mates: ‘None of them likes their music, so I think it was more embarrassing than it was cool…’

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is in cinemas now

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