A JEDBURGH-born actor has landed a lead role in independent feature-film Scott and Sid.

Former soldier Colin Fox will star as Gavin Watson, an unsavoury character whose involvement with protagonists Scott and Sid, lands the boys in trouble.

The 39-year-old told us: “Working on Scott and Sid is something I will never forget, they assembled an amazing and talented cast and crew who all showed such generosity of spirit...even on those cold, long evenings.

“Scott [Elliott] is quite some lad to work with... we ended up in a situation with poor Tom [Blyth] being literally smashed through a door and a poor lady just about having a heart attack... meanwhile everyone ran for it, Scott at the front of the pack.”

Having served with the Scots Guards for four years after leaving Jedburgh aged 17, this is Fox’s first feature film.

Scott and Sid director, Scott Elliott, said: “Colin was exactly what we needed for the role of Gavin. He was always professional and gave his all to the role.”

Fox stars alongside Andy Porter as the two bad-boys terrorise the eponymous Scott and Sid, played by young actors Richard Mason and Tom Blyth.

Having never written, produced or directed a film before, Scott Elliott and Sid Sadowskyj’s true story of triumph against adversity will be brought to the silver screen in March.

The feature-film is a tale about friendship and coming of age as the boys navigate the distance from dream to reality, never letting themselves succumb to an ordinary path through life. For more information, visit: www.scottandsid.com