Film star Nico Mirallegro

Former 'Hollyoaks' star Nicol Mirallegro has landed his first movie role in 'McQueen the Movie', which is based around suburban life in Manchester in the 90s

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Nico Mirallegro

Nico Mirallegro

Former 'Hollyoaks' star Nico Mirallegro has landed his first movie role.

The 19-year-old actor - who is best known for his portrayal of Barry 'Newt' Newton in the Channel 4 teen serial - has landed a part in upcoming film 'McQueen the Movie'.

He said: "It's about suburban life in Manchester in the 90s. It's a good cast and it should be really good."

The movie will see the actor team up with former 'Coronation Street' beauty Tina O'Brien, 'Shameless' star Ciaran Griffiths' and 'Waterloo Road' actress Linzey Cocker.

He tweeted: "Start shooting the feature film 'mcqueen' next weekend! Great cast, Great crew! Should be fun!!(sic)"

Since he left 'Hollyoaks' under new producer Paul Marquess, nicknamed 'The Axe Man', Nico has been guest-starring in daytime BBC One show 'Doctors'.

In the series, the actor plays Italian foreign exchange student Giovanni Mannasorri, who arrives in the area to begin studying at university.

The upcoming storyline will be aired in September.

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