A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Scots girl has scooped a Best Actress awardat Cannes.

And the star-struck kid says she has now caught the acting bug.

Katherine Abuaglain appears in 10-minute film Bra-et Al Rouh – or Innocence of the Spirit – which was directedby Queen Margaret University media production lecturer Walid Salhab.

It tells the story of a young Palestinian girl who sees a homeless man on the streets of Edinburgh and sees similarities between his plight and that of refugees in the Middle East.

Despite her previous acting experience being limited to school shows, Katherine wowed the judges and won the glittering honour at The Indie Fest, part of the overall festival at Cannes.

Katherine, a pupil at Preston Street Primary in the capital, said: “I’m so excited to have been in the film and the children at school think it’s really good that I was in it.

“When I grow up I might want to be an actress.”

Katherine landed the role after her dad Waseem, 42, found out that Walid was looking for young actors.

He said: “I knew Walid through friends and he didn’t know I had a daughter.

“She was about the right age for the role and I was very happy to let her do it.

“I really liked the story and I thought she would be really good.

Source: Daily Record