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'The Silent Child' starring Swindon's 6-year-old Maisie Sly scoops Oscar

Maisie on the red carpet with the film's writer Rachel Shenton and director Chris Overton. Photo: PA Images

Six year old Maisie Sly from Swindon was in Hollywood last night as the film she stars in won an Oscar.

The Silent Child tells the story of a little girl, Libby, who couldn't communicate until a social worker taught her sign language.

The film won 'Best Live Action Short Film' at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night.

It was written by Rachel Shenton a British actress who played Mitzee Minniver in Hollyoaks from 2010 to 2013.

She's also in the film and says she wrote it based on her own experiences as the child of a parent who became deaf.

When picking up the award Shenton signed her speech - something she says Maisie made her promise to do.