Michelle Keegan confirmed for new BBC drama Ten Pound Poms after jetting to Australia to film


Michelle Keegan confirmed for new BBC drama Ten Pound Poms after jetting to Australia to film alongside Games Of Thrones star Faye Marsay and Luther actor Warren Brown

Michelle Keegan will star in new BBC drama Ten Pound Poms, created by Bafta-award winner Danny Brocklehurst.

The actress, 35, will lead the original six-part series, set in Australia, alongside Games Of Thrones star Faye Marsay and Luther actor Warren Brown.

The drama will follow a group who have been promised a better quality of life in Australia for only £10, leaving behind post-war Britain.

New role: Michelle Keegan, 35, will star in new BBC drama Ten Pound Poms, created by Bafta-award winner Danny Brocklehurst

New role: Michelle Keegan, 35, will star in new BBC drama Ten Pound Poms, created by Bafta-award winner Danny Brocklehurst

Creator Danny said: ‘Ten Pounds Poms demands an ensemble cast that we are always rooting for – actors we love and want to succeed.

‘I am thrilled to have found those actors. It is a delight to welcome so much exciting Australian talent as well as working with the brilliant Faye and Warren for the first time.

‘This is my third outing with the wonderful Michelle Keegan and I’m positive we will make another winner together.’

Screenplay: The actress, will lead the original six-part series, set in Australia, alongside Games Of Thrones star Faye Marsay (Faye pictured in 2019)

Screenplay: The actress, will lead the original six-part series, set in Australia, alongside Games Of Thrones star Faye Marsay (Faye pictured in 2019)

Michelle will play young nurse Kate, who arrives in Australia without her fiancé and will do whatever it takes to ‘rewrite her devastating past’, the BBC said.

At the heart of the drama is Annie and Terry Roberts, played by Marsay and Brown, who are trying to do the best for their family despite the poor living conditions of the migrant hostel and local attitudes towards immigrants.

They will star alongside Leon Ford’s character Bill, who has lost his family business and wants to prove he is living the Australian dream.

All stars: Luther actor Warren Brown will also appear, with creator Danny saying it was a 'delight' to welcome them on set (Warren pictured in 2020)

All stars: Luther actor Warren Brown will also appear, with creator Danny saying it was a ‘delight’ to welcome them on set (Warren pictured in 2020)

Declan Coyle will appear as teenager Stevie, who comes from a troubled background and wants to escape his oppressive father, alongside Rob Collins, who plays indigenous Australian war veteran Ron, who is struggling with feeling like an outsider in his own country.

The cast, which includes David Field, Stephen Curry, Hattie Hook, Finn Treacy and Emma Hamilton, is filming in Australia.

The show will follow the triumphs and pitfalls of a group adapting to a new life and struggling with their new identity as immigrants, the BBC added.

Struggles: Michelle's husband Mark Wright recently revealed his long distance relationship with his wife Michelle is 'hard' after she jetted off to Australia for her dream role

Struggles: Michelle’s husband Mark Wright recently revealed his long distance relationship with his wife Michelle is ‘hard’ after she jetted off to Australia for her dream role

It is produced by Eleven, the team behind Netflix’s Sex Education, and directed by Jamie Stone and Ana Kokkinos.

Michelle’s news comes after her husband Mark Wright admitted his long distance relationship with Michelle is ‘hard’ after she jetted off to Australia for the dream role. 

The television presenter, 35, appeared on Loose Woman earlier this month, where he joined Ruth Langsford, Frankie Bridge and Steven Bartlett.

Tough: He told ITV viewers that he was recently given some advice from Piers Morgan that he should see his partner every three weeks, no matter the distance

Tough: He told ITV viewers that he was recently given some advice from Piers Morgan that he should see his partner every three weeks, no matter the distance

He told ITV viewers that he was recently given some advice from Piers Morgan that he should see his partner every three weeks, no matter the distance, but said ‘the longer you go, the more pressure there is’.

When Ruth asked what it’s like seeing your partner after long periods of time, Mark replied: ‘If you’re in love and in a happy relationship you will be happy to see each other. 

‘You have to learn that you’ve been together for a long time and not seen each other in three weeks so it’s exciting at first but then it goes back to being a 10 year relationship.

‘The longer you go, the more pressure there is because the longer it’s been. But I was in LA and had a dinner with Piers Morgan and I told him it was hard. He said, “I had this with my wife and we have a 3 weeks rule so don’t let it go past 3 weeks.”‘

When Frankie asked about their current situation Mark said: ‘It’s tough though with Australia, it’s a lot of flying.’

Speaking out: The television presenter, 35, appeared on Loose Woman where he joined Ruth Langsford, Frankie Bridge and Steven Bartlett

Speaking out: The television presenter, 35, appeared on Loose Woman where he joined Ruth Langsford, Frankie Bridge and Steven Bartlett

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