Considered one of the top models of the 2000s, runway beauty Agyness Deyn has decided to shift focus from fashion to film at the age of 29. A chameleon in the beauty world—thanks in part to continuous variations on her usually short-cropped hairstyles—Deyn’s first formal acting credit is 2010’s Clash of the Titans, in which the model fittingly played Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love. To prove herself as more than just an unfairly symmetrical face, the formerVogue cover model veers into the seedy underworld of gangsters, drugs, and sex next, in the forthcoming thriller Pusher. In the remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 original, Deyn co-stars as Flo, the stripper girlfriend of the film’s downward-spiraling drug pusher (Richard Coyle). by Julie Miller
At the age of 13, Agyness Deyn bought her first pair of Dr. Martens.
This became a defining moment in the creation of her original style and identity – a statement of self expression, a stamp of belonging as well as rebellion. An attitude, a spirit and instinct which is shared by countless individuals, tribes and subcultures across the world.
Now Agyness and Dr. Martens are taking this relationship one step further, by creating a collection together which brings together two British icons to celebrate what they both stand for – championing personal style & identity.
The apparel and accessories collection with a neo-grunge feel that Agyness Deyn has turned out for her inaugural collaboration with Dr. Martens (which she unveiled in London yesterday and goes on sale this August), reads like a list of thrift-store finds the model turned actress might have steadily accrued since her breakout years in the mid-2000s. Among them: velvet platform creepers, daisy-print tea dresses, reversible bomber jackets, jacquard knits, and a bold, thigh-grazing interpretation of the classic DM boot (the originals were Deyn’s footwear of choice throughout her high school days and, even more recently, several red-carpet appearances). “I looked at the sexy boyishness of Juliette Lewis and Winona Ryder,” she says of the early-nineties actresses who inspired her. “And Angela Chase [Claire Danes] from My So-Called Life—she had a nerdy, awkward quality which I like.”
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AGYNESS DEYN has been chosen to star in a film adaptation of legendary Scottish novel Sunset Song, directed by celebrated British filmmaker Terence Davies.
The Vogue cover girl will star alongside War Horse star Peter Mullan in the film, adapted from the 1932 novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Deyn, who received critical acclaim for her part in The Leisure Society in London’s West End earlier this year, will play the film’s female protagonist Chris Guthrie – the resilient heroine of the piece.
“When I read the script I fell completely in love with the character and the story, I’m so honoured and excited to be working with Terence, he’s such an incredible director,” Deyn said. “I can’t wait to get started and just hope that I can do Chris Guthrie justice!”
Set in the early 19th Century in a poverty-stricken rural community in the north-east of Scotland, Sunset Song charts the struggle of Deyn’s character Chris to hold her family – and its floundering farm – together amid personal pressures and the social and economic changes imposed by industrialisation and the looming Great War.
i-D Spring 2012 Cover
Model: Agyness Deyn
Photographer: Scott Trindle
Stylist: Caroline Newell
Our fifth fab Lights, Camera, Action Issue cover star is Agyness Deyn, the iconic British model and actress, who proves her talent knows no bounds in her cinematic debut, Pusher. In our Summer 2012 issue, Agyness is shot by Scott Trindle, styled by i-D Fashion Editor, Caroline Newell and interviewed by Paul Flynn.