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  • 5 March 2014, 4:06

Cara Delevingne To Make TV Debut In Sky Show

She is queen of the catwalk but Cara Delevingne is to make her television acting debut, appearing alongside veteran actress Sylvia Syms.

The 21-year-old will play a woman whose fiance is serving in Afghanistan, an experience which brings her closer to her great-grandmother in a new Sky Arts drama called Timeless.

The programme is part of a new series of one-off comedies and dramas for the Playhouse series which also features Friends star Matthew Perry, comedienne Jo Brand and Ben Whishaw, who starred as Q in Skyfall.

Delevingne, who has been modelling for Chanel at Paris Fashion Week, has been trying to launch an acting career with a brief role in the 2012 screen adaptation of Anna Karenina and a forthcoming role in the Michael Winterbottom thriller The Face Of An Angel.

Timeless has been scripted by Tim Firth, who was the writer behind Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots, and will be screened on June 19.

Perry will appear in a film written and directed by Jon Ronson called The Dog Thrower, which features a soundtrack composed by enduring indie act Belle & Sebastian.

Whishaw features in a story called Foxtrot - created by playwright Polly Stenham - along with Billie Piper about an ill-fated heist by a girl gang.

And Brand stars in the comedy Damned - which she co-wrote with Morwenna Banks - set in a social services department.

Other films in the new Playhouse series feature Simon Callow, Jane Horrocks, Daniel Mays and Mark Strong.

Director of Sky Arts James Hunt said: "We're delighted that such outstanding writers, directors and actors, all at the very top of their game want to come and 'play' with us."

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