Former Neighbour boosts pool campaign

IT'S a long way from Ramsey Street, but a former Neighbours actress is today supporting an Ipswich film.Lisa Armytage, who played Dr Beverly Marshall in the hit soap between 1987 and 1989, has filmed scenes for a feature length film from an Ipswich film-maker, James Sharpe.

IT'S a long way from Ramsey Street, but a former Neighbours actress is today supporting an Ipswich film.

Lisa Armytage, who played Dr Beverly Marshall in the hit soap between 1987 and 1989, has filmed scenes for a feature length film from an Ipswich film-maker, James Sharpe.

Halfway To Heaven tells the story of a man who is visited in his sleep by God and told he will be spending time at a halfway house when dead, until God can make up her mind about where to put him.

Ms Armytage plays a modern-day hitchhiking angel in the film, which is raising money for the Broomhill Pool Trust.

She said: “It's a pity Neighbours was so long ago now, it would have made it easier to get work in England where I'm living now. But it was a very good experience at the time.

“I'm doing this film because I've got a link to Ipswich because I was working with Eastern Angles, so I'm happy to be working on a project which will raise money for Broomhill Swimming Pool.”

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Mr Sharpe, the 35-year-old director, script-writer, producer and editor of the film, said Ms Armytage had been a delight to work with.

He said: “She listened to what I said and was professional. People who are experienced are a lot more down-to-earth than you expect.

“It is my first feature film and I hope it will be sold on DVD. It isn't finished yet and you can't judge it until it is, but I think it will be good.

“I want to be a film director and make a real living out of it.

“Hopefully one of my films will get sold eventually.”

He added that 40 per cent of any money made would go to the Broomhill Pool Trust, which he is a member of.

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