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From Buxton to Bollywood

Buxton model Kate Hallam. Photo contributed.

Buxton model Kate Hallam. Photo contributed.

A Buxton model is to make her stage debut as a Holocaust survivor in a play which will tour India in December.

Former Miss England Kate Hallam will star as Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s step-sister, in a production entitled And Then They Came For Me.

Her first theatre role since Babes in the Wood with Peak Drama Group as a child, the role will involve playing Eva as a teenager, who was sent to Auschwitz with her Jewish family after being discovered hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

In preparation for the part, Kate met Eva, now aged 89, describing her as “an inspirational lady”.

The 29-year-old, who divides her time between India and London, has also been selected to star in the film version, which will commence production next year.

The former St Thomas More School pupil said: “She went through so much and it is a story of triumph over tragedy, and I hope the challenging times I have been through in my life help bring emotion to the character.

“Eva herself will be there for the opening night in Mumbai!

“We then are performing the play for the United Nations in Los Angeles and Hilary Clinton is hosting it.”

Mother to Dani and wife to Indian singer-songwriter Lucky Ali, Kate left Buxton in her 20s to become a cover girl for Take a Break magazine.

As well as featuring in John Lewis campaigns and treading the catwalk for high street fashion brands, Kate is also an ambassador for the Anthony Nolan Trust.

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