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Actress and director from Suffolk is a hit in Hollywood

PUBLISHED: 15:20 15 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:20 15 September 2018

Bethany poses for a photo with Ron Howard Picture: B MILNER

Bethany poses for a photo with Ron Howard Picture: B MILNER

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A former Suffolk schoolgirl has become the talk of Tinseltown after winning several awards for a film she wrote, produced and starred in.

Buffy attended several red carpet events during her time in the USA Picture: B MILNERBuffy attended several red carpet events during her time in the USA Picture: B MILNER

Bethany Milner, known to her celebrity friends as Buffy, 23, from Bildeston, now lives in Los Angeles having completed her A-levels at One Sixth Form College in Ipswich.

After leaving Suffolk, Bethany headed over the pond to take up a place at the New York Film Academy where she studied for a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting for film and has since won several accolades for her screenplay, Type.

Buffy said: “The film is a coming-of-age story about the social struggles of a girl recently diagnosed with type-one diabetes.

“I am so overjoyed and overwhelmed that it is now doing so well and receiving recognition on this scale.

Bethany has won several awards for her work in Type, which wrote, produced and starred in Picture: B MILNERBethany has won several awards for her work in Type, which wrote, produced and starred in Picture: B MILNER

“In terms of the future, I have proved that hard work pays off and I will continue to work hard to achieve the career I desire.”

As part of her studies at university, Bethany spent time in Hollywood meeting the likes of Jonny Depp and Oscar-winning film director Ron Howard.

While finding the time to liaise with A-listers such as Bryan Cranston, George Clooney and Charlize Theron, Bethany also managed to graduate with honours from the academy before throwing herself into scripting her film.

Back in Suffolk, director of curriculum at ONE sixth form, Lois Hinsley, was delighted 
by her former student’s success.

She said, “We are thrilled for Buffy.

“She was a talented actress and she is now proving this on an international scale.

“We are passionately committed to performing arts courses and creative careers at ONE, so 
whilst Buffy may be the first former student from ONE to take the film world in America by storm, I’m sure she won’t be the last.”

Currently Buffy has won several awards for her fantastic work with best actress in an indie film awards from several organisations including the Tops Shorts Festival, Festigious International Film Festival, the Actor 
Awards and IndieFEST Film Awards.

Buffy was also recognised for her role as a director at the International Independent Film Awards.

Type has been selected to for a screening at the Glendale International Film Festival.

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