Comic legend’s daughter in film

Charlotte Dawson
Charlotte Dawson

THE daughter of comic legend Les Dawson hopes to boost her acting career in a gritty screen drama by Wakefield’s Howitzer Films.

Model Charlotte Dawson shot scenes at West Yorkshire locations including Featherstone Rovers’ Big Fellas Stadium for black comedy Rough and Ready.

But rather than making mother-in-law jokes, the 18-year-old is putting her modelling skills to good use in the film, which features a heady mix of bent cops, racial conflict and a home secretary with problems.

Producer Jim Dickinson, said: “Because Charlotte’s scene was a dream sequence we thought, ‘we can do this anywhere’.

“We wanted a good backdrop so we looked for something unique to the area, and Featherstone Rovers did just that. It was a fantastic location.”

The low-budget indie flick, due to come out at the end of the year, was partially filmed at the rugby club’s Post Office Road site.

Miss Dawson is starring opposite lead actors including Steve Garry.