London, England -- Susan Boyle is making her big-screen acting debut in a Christmas-themed British period drama.
The Scottish singer will appear in "The Christmas Candle," a story of angels and wishes set in an English village in the 1890s. Her role hasn't been disclosed.
The movie, due for release later this year, also stars British actors Lesley Manville, John Hannah and Susan Barks, who recently played Eponine in "Les Miserables."
In a statement, Boyle said she was enjoying filming and "everyone on set is a delight to work with."
The shy church volunteer from a small Scottish village became a global sensation in 2009 after she performed "I Dreamed a Dream" on the television program "Britain's Got Talent." She has since sold millions of records around the world.