Monday 2 October 2023

In The Spotlight: DEBORAH HIRZEL

1. How did you get into the acting / modelling industry? 

Quite by accident in my 40s. I was spotted in a charity fashion show and was also a runner up in Specsavers Spectacle wearer of the year, both of which led to me being signed. I threw myself into it full time after I turned 50. 

2. Your best piece of advice for aspiring models / actors?

Be yourself. There's so much rejection in this industry, so just remember, if you don't get the job, they weren't looking for you & move on to the next one. 

3. The shoot you are most proud of booking, to date? 

My first speaking role in a TVC filmed in Copenhagen. An incredible experience that allowed me to stretch my modelling career in a new direction.

4. If you had to choose someone (besides yourself) to play you in a movie, who would you choose & why? 

When I was a teenager I was told I looked like Brooke Shields, in my 20s Demi Moore and Elizabeth Hurley, in my 30s Jennifer Aniston and in my 40s Kate Middleton and Bobbi Brown. Now my hair is going grey that's a tricky one. My kids think I look like the Bride of Frankenstein with my white side streaks!! 

5: Best thing about being represented by Face? 

Face were one of my first agencies and the variety of jobs I've had gave me the confidence to pursue this career full time after being a stay at home mum for 20 years. 

6. Your dream brand to model for?

A big hair brand. Don't rule me out because I'm going grey.