Suffolk film star wins best actress awards in America


Suffolk film star wins best actress awards in America

An actress and director from Suffolk has just received two awards for a film she made about diabetes.

Bethany (Buffy) Milner has had an incredible few years since learning her craft whilst studying performing arts at One.

The 22 year old from Bildeston completed her A Levels and secured a place at the New York Film Academy in 2014.

She has subsequently graduated from the academy with a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting for film.

As part of her university experience, she spent time in Hollywood, meeting the likes of Jonny Depp on the red carpet of a film premiere.

She has also met other A-listers including Bryan Cranston, George Clooney and Charlize Theron.

Most recently, Buffy picked nine nominations for a film that she wrote, produced and starred in called Type.

She received an INDIEfest award for leading actress and an Actor Award for best actress in a drama.

In terms of the film and awards, she said, "The film is a coming of age story about the social struggles of a girl recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I am so overjoyed and overwhelmed that it is now doing so well and receiving recognition on the festival circuit."

Whilst at One, Buffy starred in a performance of Guys and Dolls, she auditioned to join up with the New York Film academy.

Hear of curriculum, Lois Hinsley, said, "We are thrilled for Buffy. She was a talented actress and she is now proving this now 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."