She’s come a long way since leaving the Coronation Street cobbles, with roles in everything from Our Girl to Brassic. But Michelle Keegan has taken her biggest leap yet for her next role — quite literally. She’s flown 10,000 miles to Australia to film a new BBC drama from the team behind Netflix’s raunchy Sex Education.
The six-part series, Ten Pound Poms, follows a group of British emigrees as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world. And the role will let Michelle tick off one of the jobs on her bucket list. A friend of Michelle’s told me: “Michelle has always had one big dream, which is appearing in a period drama and Ten Pound Poms will let her dip her toe in those past times”.
Danny Brocklehurst, Michelle’s boss on Sky Max’s Brassic and BBC One’s Ordinary Lies, is behind the show. He said: “It is a big, bold character piece about what it means to start again, to be an outsider in a new land. It asks questions about success and failure, identity, parenthood and belonging. The assisted migration programme is a little-known part of British and Australian history but offers endless stories about the people who travelled to the other side of the world in search of a better life”.
The show will expose Michelle to a whole new audience as Ten Pound Poms will air in Australia too. But there’s just one problem — it will mean being away from husband Mark Wright for months.
Source : thesun.co.uk