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Special screening of Wirral kickboxing champion's new film
A WIRRAL born actor and kickboxing champion will attend a special gala screening of his latest film at the Light Cinema in New Brighton later this week.
Lee Charles will take questions from the audience following screening of The Anomaly at the seaside venue on Friday, July 4.
The Birkenhead-born star got his chance to work in the Industry as a stunt man through Hollywood's top fight choreographer Benny "the jet" Urquidez back in 2007 where he worked alongside Hollywood A-Lister John Cusack.
His work has taken him all over the world, and in 2012 he got a call from Joey Ansar to work on Green Street 3 Never Back Down alongside Martial Arts Superstar Scott Adkins from Expendables 2.
It was this movie that saw Lee's acting career begin to take off, securing roles in movies such as I Am Soldier, Montana, London Fields and The Anomaly, among others.
Appearing in I am Soldier lead to his biggest role to date in The Anomaly, when Lee met with BAFTA winner Noel Clarke - who immediately cast him for the role of Patch.
A strong friendship was built and preparations began preparing for the role which would see Lee go onto to film on locations in London & New York.
The Anomaly also stars Ian Sommerhalder, Alexis Knapp, Brian Cox, Michael Bisping and Luke Hemsworth.
Lee will be appearing for photos, a special Q&A session and a gallery of pictures from the making of will be on display in the cinema's exhibition space, by screens one and two.
Looking ahead to the film's launch, Lee told the Globe: "It's great to be doing this in New Brighton, as it's my home town and I get to celebrate with all my family and friends.
"The opportunity to share this with them is overwhelming and I greatly appreciate all the help the Light Cinema has given me. We look forward to seeing you on July 4."
The Anomaly will be screened daily until Thursday, July 10.
Lee is a five times World Kickboxing Champion received a message back in November 2012 from Joey Ansah, who appeared in big screen hits Bourne and Snow White & the Huntsman.
Joey asked if Lee would be interested in making a film with Hollywood star Scott Adkins, who appeared in Sylvester Stallone’s action sequel Expendables 2. The film, Green Street Hooligans – Underground was made throughout December in locations across London.
On his film career, Lee said recently: "When I set out on my journey within the martial arts I never had the vision of myself becoming an actor in movies, even though like everyone else I dreamt of it.
"But it goes to show that with hardwork and dedication you can achieve your own personal dreams."
"I have had so much help and support from my parents family and everyone at my gym.
"Without this help and support I don't think I would have done what I have, so I owe a lot to them all."
Friday's screening of The Anomaly starts at 7.30pm.
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