Can Cara Delevingne Act? Watch The Trailer For Her First Major Role In Sky Arts' 'Timeless'

09 June 2014 by

It's no secret that Cara loves to act - it's her favourite interview topic. Now we get to have a look at her debut film role as the trailer for the 30-minute Sky Arts' Playhouse Presents drama Timeless has landed. Her co-star Sylvia Sims compared her to Audrey Hepburn as she said to the Evening Standard: "She is real and an absolute joy to work with. I was told I was going to work with a model and I had never heard of her but I literally fell in love with her on the first day. The other girl I loved was Audrey Hepburn." Can't wait to see the rest? It airs on Sky Arts on June 19th.

March 2014

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Cara Delevingne's IMBD page is littered with 'post-production' work, but over the next few months we're finally going to see Cara Delevingne: The Actress. You might remember that Cara is making her TV debut in drama Timeless with Sylvia Syms, commissioned by Sky Arts as part of their Playhouse Presents series and although it's not airing for another two months, we have a first look at her excellent 'crying face'.

Yes, stills from her TV debut have landed and it looks like Cara could take on Claire Danes in the sobbing stakes. The 21-year-old plays a young woman, Chloe, whose fiance is serving in Afghanistan, and it follows her relationship with her great grandmother Alice. The show will air on Sky Arts, as part of a series of dramas for Playhouse and she joins an impressive list of actors who are in the series, including Jo Brand, Ben Whishaw and even Chandler Matthew Perry!

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'Thank you skyarts and everyone involved in making Timeless,' Cara trilled on her Instagram account yesterday along with photos of her acting alongside Sylvia Syms. 'I am so lucky to have worked with this woman and be able to call her my friend, she has taught me so much!'

Delevingne's co-star Sylvia Syms was certainly impressed by Cara as she compared her to Audrey Hepburn. Sylvia told the Evening Standard: "I worked years ago with a beautiful girl who became very famous. This child here has the same quality which is known as not acting for the camera. She is real and an absolute joy to work with. I was told I was going to work with a model and I had never heard of her but I literally fell in love with her on the first day. The other girl I loved was Audrey Hepburn."

But there's one thing the model won't do. Cara claims she's been offered numerous parts in films but has rejected the scripts as they require her to strip down to her birthday suit. 'I've had lots of film offers where I have to get naked. But I do have morals - and I want to keep them,' she said. Despite taking the catwalks by storm, she confirms that acting is her first love. 'The first time I went on stage, I just wanted to be an entertainer, a performer. It's all I wanted - so doing this show is like living a dream. I prefer acting to modelling, although that's where I started and I'll never turn my back on it. I thank it for everything I've done.'

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Cara also admitted that she pursued a career in acting before she started modelling for brands such as Burberry and Chanel, but wasn't thick-skinned enough to handle being turned down. 'I started auditioning for movies before I started modelling but I couldn't deal with the rejection. When I got turned down for something it would take me weeks to get over it. Now I still care but it's less of a hit.'

Over the past year Cara's acting career has ramped up a notch or two. She is starring alongside Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess and Billy Bob Thornton in the film adaptation of London Fields by Martin Amis. She has also appeared in Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley and British flick Kids in Love. Plus Cara is playing Melanie, a central character, in director Michael Winterbottom’s The Face Of An Angel. Does this mean we'll be seeing less of Model Delevingne? Only time will tell...

See Cara's greatest style hits in the gallery below >>

Cara Delevingne at Club Monaco Garden Party in Eaton Square Gardens, London - 03 July 2014 

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Cara Delevingne wearing Mulberry at Serpentine Summer Party - 01 july 2014  

Cara Delevingne in Burberry Prorsum at the GQ Awards, London - September 2014

Cara arrives for a dinner hosted by the Duke of Cambridge on May 13th 2014

Cara Delevingne is seen at the after-party for The Costume Institute Benefit Gala in New York on May 5th

Cara Delevinge at the 2014 'Met Ball'

Cara Delevingne at the Burberry brings London to Shanghai event, April 24th 2014

Cara Delevingne at the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week, March 4th

Cara Delevigne walks the runway during the Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week

Cara Delevingne leaves the Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week, March 2014

Model Cara Delevingne walks in the run through for the Giles show on February 17th in London

Cara walks the runway at the Burberry Prorsum show in London

Cara Delevingne attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 in London

Cara Delevingne walks the runway at the Burberry Prorsum Ready to Wear in London

Cara Delevingne wearing Giles Ready to Wear at London Fashion Week 2014

Cara Delevingne on the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week, March 2014

London on the 13th of March in a Burberry suit

London on the 12th of March

London on the 12th of March

Paris on the 4th of March

Paris on the 3rd of March

London on the 18th of February

London on the 17th of February

London on the 7th of February in a Mulberry suit

London on the 14th of February in a Burberry suit

London on the 12th of February

London on the 10th of February

London on the 7th of February

Cara Delevingne at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Rio - 4 October 2013

Cara Delevingne in Burberry at the Art of the Trench in Shanghai - 29 August 2013

Cara Delevingne out and about in London - 20 August 2013

Cara Delevingne in Burberry at the Animal Ball, London, Britain - 09 July 2013

Cara Delevingne at Barclaycard British Summer Time Concert, London - 06 July 2013

Cara Delevingne in a Matchless leather jacket, Le Specs sunglasses and DJ by Dominic Jones necklace at Glastonbury - June 2013

Cara Delevingne in Burberry at Met Gala – 6 May 2013

Cara Delevingne wears Hudson MOTO Skinny Jeans in black SELFRIDGES Exlcusive, Y-3 jacket and Le Specs sunglasses at Glastonbury - June 2013

Cara Delevingne in Burberry at The Great Gatsby premiere at Cannes Film Festival - May 2013

Cara Delevingne in Citizens of Humanity leather skinny jeans out and about in New York - April 2013

Cara Delevingne in Burberry at British Fashion Awards 2012

Cara Delevingne in Burberry at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Nov 2012

Cara Delevingne at the Victoria's Secrets Show Afterparty, Nov 2012

Cara Delevingne at the Leon Max launch party, Nov 2012

Cara Delevingne at Garage Magazine's Paris Fashion Week celebration, Sept 2012

Cara Delevingne at the Osklen afterparty, Sept 2012

Cara Delevingne in Burberry at Anna Karenina premiere, Sept 2012

Cara Delevingne in Burberry at The Serpentine Summer party, June 2012

Cara Delevingne at the Mulberry firepit party, June 2012

Cara Delevingne at the New Museum exhibition opening, May 2012

Cara Delevingne at Vertu's Live Debate Cocktail Party, April 2012

Cara Delevingne at 'A Dangerous Method' Film Premiere after party, Jan 2012

Cara Delevingne in Burberry at Women of the Year Awards, Nov 2011

Cara Delevingne at the UGG Australia flagship store launch, Nov 2011

Cara Delevingne at GQ Style / Carolina Herrera drinks, Nov 2011

Cara Delevingne at the Moet & Chandon Etoile Awards, Sept 2011

Cara Delevingne at Virgin Mobile V Festival, Aug 2011

Cara Delevingne at Vivienne Westwood's 'Get a Life' Palladium Jewellery Collection launch, Feb 2011

Cara Delevingne at Virgin Mobile V Festival, Aug 2010


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