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James' Joy of licks.

Byline: Billy Sloan

First Division: James, right, stars with Joe Riley in Control

ACTOR James Anthony Pearson has revealed he learned to play guitar from scratch for his role in Anton Corbijn's stunning movie Control.

He plays Joy Division's Bernard Sumner Bernard Sumner (born 4 January 1956 in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England, and also known as Bernard Dickin, Bernard Dicken, Bernard Albrecht and Bernard Albrecht-Dicken) is a British singer, guitarist and keyboardist, originally with Joy Division and currently with New  in the film, which tells the tragic story of singer Ian Curtis.

James said: "I taught myself guitar on an old bashed-up Fender and when we shot the movie it was us playing live in front of 100 diehard diehard

nickname for the Scottish terrier.
 Joy Division fans. Bernard also gave us the thumbs-up."

He will also star in New Town Killers, directed by ex-Skids star Richard Jobson and shot in Edinburgh.

Control will be released on DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.
 on February 11.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 3, 2008
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