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INTERVIEW: 'Beverly Hills 90210's Luke Perry Talks New British Film 'The Beat Beneath My Feet'

23/09/2014 13:23 BST | Updated 23/09/2014 13:59 BST

'Beverly Hills 90210' veteran Luke Perry has swapped the glamour of LA's swankiest postcode for the gritty streets of London's Balham SW12.

Perry, who became a teen sensation as Dylan McKay in the seminal 1990s American TV series, cuts a dramatically different figure in his new film, 'The Beat Beneath My Feet'.

WATCH ABOVE: In this video, Perry, now 47, talks about the role in this, his first British independent film, his hopes for the movie and his love of rock guitar music.

In this comedy drama, Perry plays a broken down American rock guitarist called Max Stone, who has faked his death after tragedy and financial ruin destroyed his life. Stone re-surfaces in South London, where he is recognised and blackmailed by an obsessive teenager called Tom, played by newcomer Nick Galitzine.

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Max (Luke Perry) must learn to cope with life post-rock stardom

Tom is hell-bent on becoming a guitarist and their unlikely friendship makes for a moving and entertaining story that has been receiving a positive reaction on the independent film circuit. The movie launches at London's Raindance Film Festival on Thursday (25 September),

'The Beat Beneath My Feet' will be shown at Raindance Film Festival on 25 September and 4 October. For tickets visit www.raindance.org. For future general release details visit www.scoopfilms.com. Watch the trailer below...

The Beat Beneath My Feet - Trailer from Scoop Films on Vimeo.

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