AN ACTRESS from Pendle made her latest screen appearance last night in a new BBC drama.

27-year-old former Colne Park High School pupil Amy Strange played a young mum in the drama Frankie.

She said: “Frankie is a district nurse and each episode features a couple of different patients, and I was one in the first episode.

“I played a young, struggling mum who was also pregnant.”

The six-part drama series, starring Eve Myles in the title role, was filmed in Bristol.

Amy said: “I did most of my filming with Eve Myles and also a 10-year-old actress who played my daughter who was really cool.

“It was a similar role to others I have played in the past. I always seem to get the struggling young mum role. I’m not sure if it is because of my accent but it’s a role I’ve played a lot.

“This was a slightly different role though as I wasn’t using my accent. I had a London accent and I had a husband who was a soldier serving abroad.”

Amy’s real last name is Simpson but she has adopted her mum’s maiden name of Strange for the stage.

When she still lived in Colne she appeared in productions for Pendle Borderline Theatre Company and did A-Levels at Nelson and Colne College.

After attending an acting school at the University of Essex, Amy secured one of 24 highly-coveted places at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Amy, who now lives in London, has previously appeared in the six-part ITV drama Homefront and in one episode of Law and Order.

She said: “Things are going pretty well but it is really tough.

“I’m working full-time in a pub so that I have a steady income as with acting you never know where your next work is going to come from.

“I have also worked on a couple of films which are due to come out later this year and I’m making a series of short films at the moment as well.”