A young comic finds her way into the movies

ACTRESS SAMANTHA BAINES has been busy publicising her role in a movie out this week but she also has a show on Hoxton Radio, the lively internet station.

The movie is A Royal Night Out, the radio show Ladies What Brunch. She presents it with Helen Sorren, another London actress. Both are also comedians — Baines has a 2015 award to her name.

She writes a bit of verse, too. A few of the lines she wrote about Madonna, an open poem to the singer, are worth reproducing:

Pulled down the stairs by your horny dancers,

Did the cape malfunction? We are looking for answers

You could say: What would you expect from someone nearing 30 about a star nearing 60? But cheeky taunts can pay off for a person early in their career, or in Baines’s case, careers.

Her role in A Royal Night Out is not central and the film is not going to win any Oscars. Still, a role in a multimillion-pound feature is usually worth taking.

Baines, who lives in Islington, told Loving Dalston: “Presenting on Hoxton Radio with Helen Sorren is a fun job but acting in films involves better outfits.

“In A Royal Night Out I play Cockney girl Mary and I am all 1940d up. As a Londoner, it was amazing to film my scenes in Trafalgar Square and outside Buckingham Palace, although I had to smoke a lot of herbal cigarettes.”

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A Royal Night Out is released on Friday 15 May 2015. Ladies What Brunch is on Hoxton Radio on Saturdays 10-noon. 

Main picture: Who says you can’t toast with tea? Baines, right, and Sam say: “Here’s tea Hoxton Radio.” Pic © Stephanie Bor

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