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Andrew-Lee Potts made award-winning film in his cupboard

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Andrew-Lee Potts made award-winning film in his cupboard

Andrew-Lee Potts filmed an award-winning short movie in his cupboard.

The 35-year-old actor - who starred alongside Gary Oldman and Robert Carlyle in the 2005 action/comedy film 'Dead Fish' - was this year's Grand Prix winner at the annual reed.co.uk Short Film Awards for his movie 'Photo Finish' and has revealed how he handed the finished movie to his actress sister, Sarah-Jane Potts, and her husband, Joseph Millson, as a wedding gift.

The film's director exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I always wanted to direct her in something. I'd never done anything with her, so I cast her.

"We wrote it, we shot it in a day, finished it by the end of a week and edited it by the end of the week.

"And then we gave it to them as a wedding present, on their wedding day. They screened it in the evening for all the wedding guests."

Andrew-Lee dreams of directing his own feature film and revealed he hopes one day to reunite with his former 'Dead Fish' co-star Gary Oldman.

He said: "My go-to favourite actor at the minute has to be Gary Oldman. I was so unbelievably lucky that I did a movie a few years ago called 'Dead Fish', in which I was cast as the lead opposite Gary Oldman ... it was just a dream.

"I got to work every single day with Gary Oldman and it'd be weird directing him - I'd be really nervous!"