Raynes Park actor brings 17th century horror to life
A real life horror from 17th century England will be brought to back to life this year with the help of a Raynes Park actor.
Molly Crows is a feature horror film based on the true story of Molly Leigh who was hung as a witch in the 17th century and buried in a small town in Stoke.
Daniel Jordan, 55, of Raynes Park, will star alongside 8-year-old Mercy Gaiger who plays Jessica in the film - a young girl who, possessed by Molly’s spirit, exacts revenge on the descendents of those that hung her.
Mr Jordan, one of the five principal characters in the film, originally studied law but dropped out to train at the Drama Studio London.
He made his professional debut with alternative company Wet Paint Theatre in the early eighties - known as the only punk theatre in London.
His most recent appearance was a lead role in "All in The Valley" - a western based in Victorian Cornwall.
He said: "I was attracted to the part because it was based on true events so there were bits of factual period drama to it with flash backs to the 17th century.
"It was a bit of a costume drama as well and it had a fantastic plot with a lot of twists and turns and the character are great as well."
He added: "The director Andrew Ray Wilkes is very good.
"He knows how to handle actors and the way he directed it was very inspiring.
"I think he will very prominent in the future."
George Newton also appears in the film, best known for his appearances in This is England and Dead Man’s Shoes.
Molly Crows is due for release in the Autumn of 2013 and has been submitted for consideration by the Cannes Film Festival.