From Nailsea with love a song for Valentine's Day

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By Carol_Deacon | Thursday, February 07, 2013, 17:39

A Bond girl who went to Backwell School is releasing her first record on Valentine's day.

Charlotte Fortune, aged 26, who grew up in Nailsea now lives in London where she works as an actress, singer, dancer and model.

As Charley Forture she has recorded a cover version of the Neil Young song Only Love Can Break Your Heart.

Her romantic rendition is being released on iTunes on Thursday, February 14.

Charlotte has made numerous television, film and stage appearances including the BBC series Casualty and Dr Who as well as starring in commercials for Sony and Nissan and as a singer aboard a P&O Australia cruise ship.

Her most recent film The Pink Marble Egg is due for release later this year.

The film is produced by impresario Jonathan King and in it Charlotte plays a Bond girl called Heidi.

Some of her biggest fans are her family who still live at Trendlewood Road, Nailsea.

Dad Phil has his own carpentry business and up until recently her mum Wendy worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland while her twin brother James is a self-employed plumber.

James, of Silver Street, was a successful rap artist for a while, said Charlotte who comes home for visits on a regular basis.

While growing up Charlotte had parts in all her school productions including playing Marty in Grease and Cosette is Les Misérables.

She said: "Backwell School has such a high standard for its drama productions and I really enjoyed my time there."

Charlotte also appeared with Bristol Musical Youth Productions, Bristol Amateur Operatic Society and Bristol Light Opera Club at the Bristol Hipodrome, QEH Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and The Redgrave Theatre, Clifton.

Her other talents include scuba and sky diving.You can watch the musically talented artist who trained at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Art set up by Paul McCartney by clicking HERE.

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