Cumbernauld actress did star turn in BBC drama

A Cumbernauld actress was a key figure in an episode of the BBC drama ‘The Trials of Christine Keeler’ last week.

Talented Charlene Boyd who has also appeared in Scot Squad played a witness in a key section of the drama - which dealt with the trial of Miss Keeler’s friend, Dr Stephen Ward played by James Norton.

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Miss Boyd’s character ,Scot Ronna Ricardo had been implicated in the trial amidst claims that Mr Ward had been living off immoral earnings.

Producers wanted a Scottish actor to play Miss Ricardo - but as it was not know where in Scotland she came from, Miss Boyd - who attended the RSAMD- was told to use her own accent in the cliffhanger scene.

She has a number of stage roles under her belt too in productions like Macbeth and has even played Carmen (pictured) in a Scottish dramatisation of the famous opera.