London, May 22 (PTI) Actress Sarah Lancashire says the future of older actresses looks secure but the film industry still has a long way to go. Also Read - Pilot Draws Raised Fist on Map of Canada to Honour George Floyd And Show Support For #BlackLivesMatter, Completes Flight in 2.5 Hours

The “Happy Valley” star, who started her TV career playing a barmaid in ITV soap “Coronation Street”, says she is lucky to have got two of her best roles in late 40s, reported Sunday Mirror. Also Read - Urvashi Rautela Gets Emotional on Rumoured Boyfriend Hardik Pandya's Throwback Picture | SEE POST

“Two of the best roles I’ve ever had have happened in my late 40s. I’m 53 this year. It started at 49 with Tango in Halifax and then Happy Valley. I can’t complain at a time when most actors are disappearing. I seem to have become very visible. Also Read - UK revokes ISIS jihadi bride's citizenship

“Age affects us all in the workplace. We all get a little less appealing as we get older, unfortunately. We should gather strength from the fact that the climate is looking very promising for women. But it’s very early days, and too soon to celebrate,” Lancashire says.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.