Louis Healy says Bill Nighy film role isn’t down to his famous family

Louis Healy is excitedly awaiting the cinematic release of his new movie.

And the 18-year-old actor is out to prove he landed the starring role thanks to his talent, and not because of who his parents are.

Louis, the youngest son of Denise Welch and Tim Healy , is starring alongside Bill Nighy in movie Sometimes Always Never.

He's confident his performance will show people he earned the role on his own.

The teenager, who's older brother Matthew is frontman of band The 1975, said while his parents inspired him to take up acting, they're not the reason he's finding success – that's all down to him.

In fact, Louis says he had to convince his dad to let him audition for his first role when he was just 12.

The actor opened up about his budding career during an exclusive chat with Mirror Online at this year's British LGBT Awards, which he attended with his mum.

He told us: "I don't feel that there's pressure on me, definitely not from my family, my parents have never been pushy stage parents.

"They don't put any pressure on me but the little bit I probably do feel is the pressure to have a career as successful as my mum and dad, but I like that, I think I've always worked well under pressure and if I know people are going to be judging me it's going to make me do a good job.

"I've already had people saying I've only got a job because of who my mum and dad are.

"There is a bit of a stigma around it, about famous people's kids, but it's good for me to try and disprove that."

"I think people need to realise that my parents probably wouldn't be powerful enough to make that the case," he laughed. "Not that I'm slating my mum and dad at all."

In the movie, Louis plays the grandson of Nighy, who has spent the last 30 years of his life searching for his missing son.

Louis' character ends up having to share a bunkbed with his grandfather.

"It's set about 30 or 40 years after his son has run away and you find out his whole life since then has been dedicated to it," Louis said.

"He moves in with his other son in the hope he'll help find his missing brother.

"The other son, my dad, tells him to give up but it's about the old man's desire to find out what happened to his son before he dies."

Louis can't wait for the movie to be released in cinemas, and he's hoping his performance could see him land more acting jobs in the future.

He said: "I can't wait. You hear actors talk about the snowball effect of one job leading to another and I'm hoping it goes down as well as I think it will.

"It's really cool and I'm excited to see what people think of it."

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