Danniella Westbrook wants Mr Selfridge role

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Danniella Westbrook as Trudy

Danniella Westbrook as Trudy

Former 'EastEnders' actress Danniella Westbrook wants to appear in 'Mr Selfridge', and insists her 'Hollyoaks' co-star Claire Cooper is "perfect" for a role in the period drama.

Danniella Westbrook wants to star in 'Mr Selfridge'.

As well as the ITV period drama, the 39-year-old actress - who previously played Sam Mitchell in 'EastEnders' in the 1990s - would love to appear in BBC shows 'Prisoner's Wives' or 'Call the Midwife' because the time they are set in is so different from the world nowadays.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I really like watching 'Mr Selfridge' so I would quite like to star in something like that. A really good period drama like that or 'Prisoner's Wives' or 'Call the Midwife', something from around the Krays' era.

"People just love those shows because it's so far away from their life now."

But before she can achieve such dreams Danniella is to make her 'Hollyoaks' debut next week as ex-jailbird Trudy - a former cellmate of Claire Cooper's alter-ego Jacqui McQueen - and she believes her co-star would do a great job in 'Mr Selfridge'.

She added: "Claire would be perfect for playing Katherine Kelly's role in 'Mr Selfridge'. I could see her in a period drama.

"She's completely nothing like her character. If you look at pictures of Claire how she looks normally and on the red carpet she looks so different, and she's really is a good actress."

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