Longtime European Tour member, Ryder Cup player and Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance tweeted out a celebratory message today:
The message was to his daughter, Phoebe Torrance, an aspiring actress.
And Phoebe is an actress who, while currently light on credits, is brimming with talent and potential. You don't get into the The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, where she previously studied, or the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she currently studies, without sparkling talent. Those are two of the (probably the two) most famous and most prestigious artist academies in the world.
Like her father, Phoebe plays golf. But there was always a competing urge to perform: After all, her mother is the English actress Suzanne Danielle. In that household, Phoebe gravitated toward her mother's profession.
Signing on with Storm Management - which prompted papa Sam's tweet - is, itself, a very big deal for Phoebe. Storm is one of the iconic names in artist management. As the agency itself puts it, Storm "is renowned internationally for representing many of the world’s most iconic faces, including Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Cara & Poppy Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Cole and Eva Herzigova." Check out the page of Storm Artists that now includes Phoebe Torrance and you'll find many, many more recognizable names and faces.
Phoebe's IMDB page shows a few credits to date: a 2012 short called You Love Me; a 2013 short called The Bouncer; and a 2014 independent flick called Game Over.
You can watch Phoebe's showreel here, on the website of her UK representative, Curtis Brown.
With that talent - and that face - there's little doubt we'll be getting to know her much better in the years ahead. And who knows, once she's famous (I'm just going to go ahead and call it: Phoebe is destined for fame) maybe we'll even get to see her golf game in one of the tour's pro-ams.
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