Oscars 2018: Ex-Hollyoaks star uses sign language in acceptance speech
A film starring a six-year-old deaf British girl and made by two former Hollyoaks stars has won an Oscar.
The Silent Child, which tells the story of a girl who struggles to communicate, was named best live action short film.
It stars Maisie Sly, aged six, from Swindon, and Rachel Shenton, who played Mitzeee Minniver in the Channel 4 soap.
Shenton also wrote it and used sign language in her acceptance speech. It was directed by Chris Overton – AKA Hollyoaks cage fighter Liam McAllister.
Further read at: www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43282172