Sam’s special message for Christmas movie-goers

Samantha Barks in The Christmas Candle

Samantha Barks in The Christmas Candle

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Manx movie star Sam Barks sent a personal message to the Centenary Centre in Peel before the screening of her new movie, The Christmas Candle.

Talking from Pinewood Studios, where she said she was currently filming, Sam thanked all the people attending the film in a surprise message, arranged by her father, which was played to the audience at the start of the night.

She thanked everyone for their support and showed us glimpses of her filming her latest movie.

She said: ‘Hi to everyone at the Peel Centenary Centre. I’m so excited that you’re screening the Christmas Candle.

‘I’m so sorry that I can’t be there to come and watch but I’m filming at the moment at Pinewood Studios, so I just thought I’d show you round a bit.’

Sam then showed shots of her in a water tank saying: ‘We’re actually filming in the Pinewood James Bond tank so this is my chance to be a Bond girl for the day.

‘Basically we’re filming part of my dream sequence, you’ll see me floating amongst the lily pads so it’s all very dreamy.

‘I’m sending all my love and I wish I could be there.’

Organisers said the evening was a huge success with tickets selling out just five days after their release.

Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies were offered before the movie started to get everyone in the festive spirit.

The film is set in the English countryside but was partly filmed in the island and also features ‘Clash of the Titans’ and ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ actor Hans Matheson, former Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy, and John Hannah of ‘Spartacus’ and ‘A Touch of Cloth’ fame.

Also starring in the film was singer Susan Boyle, originally made famous by Britain’s Got Talent.

The centre has also announced its upcoming films.

On January 8, ‘Love is all you need’ starring Pierce Brosnan, on January 22, ‘The Sapphires’, on February 12 racing driver James Hunt’s biopic ‘Rush’ and on February 26, ‘The Selfish Giant’.

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