Agyness Deyn ditches catwalk for gritty role in indie film Electricity

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With her unassuming brown hair and quiet sensibility it’s hard to recognise Agyness Deyn these days. She looks nothing like the platinum pixie-haired punk who perennially graced high fashion tomes and the runways of New York and London for the best part of the last decade. Now 32, she has hung up her modelling portfolio and thrown herself into acting. And the industry seems more than happy to embrace her, with a slew of indie and Hollywood films set for release in the next two years. Deyn’s latest project, a film called Electricity, sees her play a woman with epilepsy, something which she found both eye-opening and confronting.

With her unassuming brown hair and quiet sensibility it’s hard to recognise Agyness Deyn these days.

She looks nothing like the platinum pixie-haired punk who perennially graced high fashion tomes and the runways of New York and London for the best part of the last decade.

Now 32, she has hung up her modelling portfolio and thrown herself into acting.

And the industry seems more than happy to embrace her, with a slew of indie and Hollywood films set for release in the next two years.

Deyn’s latest project, a film called Electricity, sees her play a woman with epilepsy, something which she found both eye-opening and confronting.