A BRADFORD cabbie has been mingling with movie stars on the red carpet.

Grandfather-of-four Mehmood Sultan, who doubles up his day job as an actor, was at the London premiere of a big-screen thriller out next month called Lies We Tell.

Mr Sultan, from the Chellow Dene area of the city, appears in five scenes of the northern noir whose cast includes such big names as Oscar-nominated Harvey Keitel and Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne.

Game of Thrones actor Mark Addy, Gina McKee, Toyah Willcox, Sibylla Deen and Emily Atack are also in the cast.

The film, shot largely in Bradford, was unveiled by production company Bradford International Film Associates at the world-famous Raindance Film Festival in September and Mr Sultan joined his fellow actors posing for red carpet photos.

He wore a blue silk suit he had made specially for him in Pakistan to make sure he looked the part.

“I was very happy to be there. It made me very proud,” said Mr Sultan.

He will be taking his family to see the film when it is on general release on February 2 and comes to Bradford.

In the film, billionaire boss Demi (Keitel) dies and his chauffeur Donald (Byrne) is given one final job: to wipe out any evidence of Demi’s relationship with his mistress, Amber.

But Donald’s task soon unravels when Amber’s life is threatened and he finds himself her reluctant protector, drawn into a dangerous urban underworld.

Lies We Tell official trailer

Mr Sultan has the role of a friend of Amber’s family and in one scene conducts a Muslim wedding ceremony ritual.

“Bad, terrible things happen in the film,” added Mr Sultan, who is tipping it as a blockbuster.

Its producer Andy McDermott told the T&A in August the film had a “terrific cast”.

“Everyone was friendly on set. I loved it,” said Mr Sultan, 66, who has recently been filming on another project in Thailand and has been in ITV police drama DCI Banks and countless other dramas and films since the 1970s.

Lies We Tell was shot at various locations in the city and Keighley using local extras.

Last summer Yorkshire was named the fastest growing region for TV and film in the country.

Screen Yorkshire figures revealed that the growth of the region’s film and TV industries had outstripped every other part of the UK.

Films and TV dramas shot in Bradford in 2017 included Peaky Blinders at City Hall and the Midland Hotel; Gunpowder starring Game of Thrones leading man Kit Harington at Keighley’s Dalton Mills; Funny Cow starring Maxine Peake at Saltaire and Shipley; soap Emmerdale which shot court scenes at City Hall and then Gold, a new film about India’s first Olympic Gold win after Partition.