Seylan is a surprise witch in major new Macbeth movie blockbuster

Seylan has starring role in new Macbeth film
Seylan has starring role in new Macbeth film

A Milngavie musician has

accidentally found herself playing a starring role in the new blockbuster film version of Macbeth.

Cellist Seylan Baxter (47), responded to an advert on facebook for women with a Scottish accent and experience in Gaelic singing to take part in a film.

But she had no idea that she was applying for a leading role as one of the three witches in the Shakespearean tragedy starring Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth.

The film opens in the UK this Friday (October 2) and Seylan attended the UK premeire last Sunday (September 27) in the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh followed by an afterparty at the National Museum of Scotland.

Seylan said: “It’s all been very exciting - I thought I was just applying to be an extra.

“I absolutely loved every second of it - it was a terrific experience.

“Michael Fassbender was lovely, he’s a very nice guy, we had lots of fun between takes.

“Marion and the director Justin Kurzel were also great - everyone was a joy to work with.”

Seylan has now signed with an acting agent.

Last month she filmed a part in Tommy’s Honour, starring Peter Mullen and directed by Jason Connery. She has also been in another feature film (The Last Photograph) and had a small part in a major international TV series.

But Seylan hasn’t given up music, she recently played in Gerda Stevenson’s band and next week she has a solo spot at a Cowalfest concert.