Local actor to tell greatest golf tale

chariots of fire. Jack Lowden as Eric Liddell
chariots of fire. Jack Lowden as Eric Liddell

A Berwickshire actor is returning to his roots later this month to film scenes for a movie about golf.

Jack Lowden has had leading role success on stage in the play ‘ Black Watch’ and the theatrical adaptation of ‘Chariots of Fire’

He has also appeared in the much-praised TV series ‘Wolf Hall’.

And he is now set for a movie role as he will star in ‘Tommy’s Honour’, to be directed by Jason Connery, the son of former James Bond sctor and Scottish icon, Sean.

The film tells the story of the first ever green keeper at St Andrews and his 17-year-old son, who remains the youngest ever winner of The Open Championship.

The cast, which includes Peter Mullan(‘Sunshine on Leith’, ‘Warhorse’), will head for the Borders on August 20 for location filming.

There are already plans for shops around Northgate and Bridgegate in Peebles to beadapted for the 19th century story.

Lowden, 25, grew up in Oxton, was deputy head boy at Earlston High School, and graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2011.

Last year he won a prestigious Olivier Award as well as the Ian Charleson Award for his performance as Oswald in Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts’ on the London stage. Jack has also previously been the face of Irn Bru in the drink’s TV adverts.