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Actress Natalia Gomes was born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire on the 1st September 1984. Her parents are Sheila and Danny, an electronic engineer.
She started acting in local productions when she was aged 13 years old. Whilst at secondary school at Ellon Academy she took part in a part-time acting, dance and music course.
After leaving school she completed a Diploma programme in Acting for Film and Television at The New York Film Academy, New York City. Then Natalia studied film and media at Stirling University, Scotland.
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The Aberdeen skies are under attack from an enemy jet. It is spilling a strange yellow smoke. Minutes later, people start killing each other.
Former Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner Jason Harper witnesses this and then his wife, Pippa, telephones him, shouting that she needs him. They then get cut off. He sets straight out, unprepared for the nightmare that unfolds during his journey. Everyone seems to want to kill him.
Along the way, he pairs up with fellow survivor Imogen. But she enjoys killing the living dead far too much. Will she kill Jason in her blood thirst? Or will she hinder his journey through this zombie filled dystopian landscape to find his pregnant wife?
The Fence is the first in this series of post-apocalyptic military survival thrillers from the torturous mind of local horror and science fiction novel writer C.G. Buswell.
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In 2005 she worked on the film The Jacket which starred Jennifer Jason Leigh, Daniel Craig, Kris Kristofferson and Keira Knightley. Natalia's role was to have been an extra for scenes to be shot in Glasgow, but she became the stand in for Jennifer Jason Leigh whose character was Doctor Lorenson. Natalia walked through the parts played by Jennifer Jason Leigh so that the set crew could adapt the lights and props for the actress.
Natalia Gomes is currently studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York, USA.
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Have you seen my beautiful golden retriever Lynne out and about in Aberdeen? Ask her for a high-five! She's a Bravehound PTSD assistance dog, so we'll often be in shops, restaurants, and the cinema together.
We've written a book where I talk about growing up in Aberdeen and then joining the army to be a medic and nurse, and developing military Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I also talk about losing my son to suicide and the therapy I have had at Royal Cornhill Hospital and grief support groups in Aberdeen.
The author, Damien Lewis, said of Lynne:
"A powerful account of what one dog means to one man on his road to recovery. Both heart-warming and life-affirming. Bravo Chris and Lynne. Bravo Bravehound."
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An army veteran moves his family back to his Aberdeenshire home, but his nightmare neighbour starts a battle of wits with him. Who will win this One Last War?
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