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Charlie has his sights set on Hollywood

The Hampshire actor now lives in Hollywood Credit: Charlie Clark

An actor from Portsmouth is so determined to break into the big time that he's moved to Hollywood. Charlie Clark, who's 24, is studying at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting. Former students include Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland.

It's a very competitive place, and you have to work your socks off. It's a little strange when you get invited to a George Clooney party. A couple of years ago I was catching the train from Cosham to Commercial Road every day. Now I'm next to the beach with palm trees everywhere. I have some upcoming projects and I'm really excited.

– Charlie Clark

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Fundraising campaign underway to save costume collection

An historic costume collection which has been a vital resource for local theatre groups is facing the final curtain. 88 year old Alex Graham has looked after a vast array of theatre costumes for more than half a century.

But her life's work is in jeopardy because of rent owed to the Oxfordshire warehouse where the clothes are stored. Asana Greenstreet reports on the latest act in this 'costume drama'.