Michelle Keegan 'fantastic' in first film role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 July 2015
Michelle Keegan at Lipsy launch

Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan has been praised for her performance in 'Strangeways Here We Come' - her first film role since leaving 'Coronation Street' - by her co-star Stephen Lord

Michelle Keegan was "fantastic" in her first ever movie role.

The 28-year-old actress' has landed her first film part since leaving 'Coronation Street' in June 2015 in British drama 'Strangeways Here We Come' in which she plays a student accused of murdering a loan shark.

Michelle stars alongside Stephen Lord in the gritty flick and he is very impressed by how well she has made the transition from the cobbles of Weatherfield to a movie set.

Stephen, 42, told Fubar Radio: "It's set in my hometown of Salford, on the precinct, so you have got this eclectic mix of characters.

"Michelle was fantastic - as was everybody in it. Everyone was chosen on the merit of them bringing what they can to the party, and I think that's one of the things I love. It's great when you see people, the perfect fit for the role, and give them the opportunity to do it right.

And the former 'EastEnders' star is predicting a big future for Michelle - who recently married former 'TOWIE' star Mark Wright - in films if she retains the same work ethic to go with her talent.

He added: "Michelle's absolutely lovely - she's got a great part and she does brilliantly. She's going from strength to strength. She's just got the lead in BBC Army drama 'Our Girl', she's doing well."

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