Sheffield girl’s GLEE at making it big

Catchline: GLEEEB''Sheffield's Hayley Nolan is becoming a hit in Hollywood after moving to LA and making a spoof Glee video.
Catchline: GLEEEB''Sheffield's Hayley Nolan is becoming a hit in Hollywood after moving to LA and making a spoof Glee video.
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CULT TV show Glee could soon star an ambitious export who has swapped the Sheffield peaks for the Hollywood hills.

Hayley Nolan, born and bred in Stannington, moved to Los Angeles three months ago with dreams of making it big in showbiz.

And she is tipped for a cameo in Glee - the hit musical comedy series about a school show choir - after she filmed a sketch where she pretended to be the British daughter of character Sue Sylvester.

The video has become a hit on YouTube, with actress Jane Lynch, who plays Sue, lobbying for her to get a part in the show.

Hayley, 24, said: “I am actually amazed at the Glee fans’ reactions. Fans are always very protective of their favourite characters so I thought they would be most critical but they love the idea of Sue Sylvester’s daughter and how I played her in the sketch.”

Former Shooters Grove Primary pupil Hayley wrote, as well as acted in, a West End play and hopes to act in television and film.

She has presented live from red carpets for NBC Universal and believes the Glee cameo could catapult her into the limelight.

Hayley said: “My family are so proud, which makes me tear up every time they say it. They keep reminding me how far I’ve come.

“Of course a cameo in Glee would be amazing - I am a genuine fan. But frankly I’ll take my TV or movie break wherever I can get it. The plan is to produce films I’ve written myself and star in.

“You’ve got to be ambitious in Hollywood!”

It’s a long way from Stannington to the home of movie studios and gleaming American smiles.

But Hayley says despite people seeing her accent as a ‘novelty’ there are similarities.

“The Hollywood hills aren’t so different to the Peak District,” she said.

“I miss wrapping up warm to go to the local pub for lunch.

“But people are really charmed by British accents. They even think my northern twang is posh, which is hilarious.

“I’m definitely going to capitalise on my Britishness - whatever helps make me stand out.”

* Follow Hayley on Twitter @TheHayleyNolan

* VIDEO: Watch the video which has become a YouTube hit - CLICK HERE