An actor from south east Northumberland has opened a new shop.
Melvyn Barnes, who has appeared in Our Friends In The North and a string of television advertisements, was in Ashington to open a new ex-catalogue shop, called Furniture 4U.
“I’m a people’s person, I like interacting with different people everyday, which is why I am opening my new furniture store in High Market, near Bothal Middle School,” he said.
“This shop is going to enable the local community to buy really good products at almost 60 per cent less than the in-store prices.
“Everyone will be a winner.”
Melvyn has just finished work on two films which are due out this year in the UK, made by Richwater films and being released by Universal films UK, and is looking forward to the release of another film, Bonded By Blood 2, later this year.
Aside from his new shop, he is now preparing to take part in a new film which will start shooting next month.
“I am filming in London in May for a new film production called We still steal the old way, which is a sequel to the hit film We still kill the old way,” he said.