Michelle Keegan wants Downton Abbey role
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 February 2013
Michelle Keegan has been practising her "posh accent" in the hope of landing a role in ITV period drama 'Downton Abbey' or historical series 'The Tudors'
Michelle Keegan wants to star in 'Downton Abbey'.
The 'Coronation Street' actress - who portrays northern barmaid Tina McIntyre in the soap - has been working on her "posh accent" in the hope of landing a dream role in the ITV period drama or historical fictional BBC Two series 'The Tudors'.
She told this month's FHM magazine: "I'm working on [the accent] at the moment actually!
"I really want to do a period drama one day, I'd love that. Something like 'The Tudors' or 'Downton Abbey'."
It's not the first time the brunette beauty has expressed a wish to star in a period drama. She recently revealed she is perfectly "qualified" for a role in new ITV series 'Mr. Selfridge' - which tells the story of Harry Selfridge, who founded Selfridges department store - after working in the iconic shop in Manchester during her younger years.
The 25-year-old star - who is currently dating former 'The Only Way is Essex' hunk Mark Wright - explained: "I would absolutely love a part in 'Mr. Selfridge'. I'm qualified after all, and I know the history behind it all.
"When I first started working in Selfridges, we had a big talk about when and how it first opened and they talked about founder Mr. Selfridge as well."