Michelle Keegan keeps warm Ugg boots and a hot water bottle on the set of Ten Pound Poms

Michelle Keegan attempts to keep warm with Ugg boots and a hot water bottle amid the Australian winter on the set of her new 1950s drama Ten Pound Poms

Michelle Keegan attempted to stay warm with a hot water bottle and Ugg boots as she filmed scenes for her new 1950s BBC drama Ten Pound Poms amid the Australian winter on Thursday. 

The former Coronation Street actress, 35, is set to star as a young nurse named Kate in the six-part period drama. 

And filming continued on set on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, with Michelle also donning a long black padded jacket in a bid to keep away the chill.

Staying cosy: Michelle Keegan attempted to stay warm with a hot water bottle and Ugg boots as she filmed scenes for her new 1950s BBC drama Ten Pound Poms amid the Australian winter on Thursday

Staying cosy: Michelle Keegan attempted to stay warm with a hot water bottle and Ugg boots as she filmed scenes for her new 1950s BBC drama Ten Pound Poms amid the Australian winter on Thursday

The TV star transformed into her role as the 1950s nurse, donning a vintage style lilac midi dress with a white collar.

Her raven locks were swept into an elegant up do kept in place with a hair slide, while she sported a neutral but radiant make-up palette.

At one point she looked lost in thought as she took a moment to herself on the set.  

Other images saw Michelle don a smart grey trench coat which she teamed with a navy nurse’s cap. 

Role: The former Coronation Street actress, 35, is set to star as a young nurse named Kate in the six-part period drama

Role: The former Coronation Street actress, 35, is set to star as a young nurse named Kate in the six-part period drama

Wrapped up: Filming continued on set on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, with Michelle also donning a long black padded jacket in a bid to keep away the chill

That's a wrap: The star looked in good spirits as she bundled up during the Australian winter

Wrapped up: Filming continued on set on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, with Michelle also donning a long black padded jacket in a bid to keep away the chill

Wrapped up: filming continued on set on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, with Michelle also donning a long black padded jacket in a bid to keep away the chill

Happy days: The Our Girl star flashed a smile as she threw herself into her latest role 

Six-part series Ten Pound Poms follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world.

For only a tenner, they have been promised a better house, better job prospects and a better quality of life by the sea in sun-soaked Australia.

But life down under isn’t exactly the idyllic dream the new arrivals have been promised. Struggling with their new identity as immigrants, we follow their triumphs and pitfalls as they adapt to a new life in a new country, far from Britain and familiarity.

At the heart of the drama are Annie (Faye Marsay) and Terry Roberts (Warren Brown). They try to make the best of the situation for their family, but the poor living conditions at the migrant hostel and local attitudes towards immigrants test them in ways they couldn’t have imagined. 

Costume: The TV star transformed into her role as the 1950s nurse, donning a vintage style lilac midi dress with a white collar

Costume: The TV star transformed into her role as the 1950s nurse, donning a vintage style lilac midi dress with a white collar

Stunner: Her raven locks were swept into an elegant up do kept in place with a hair slide, while she sported a neutral but radiant make-up palette

Looking good: Michelle looked elegant in the purple dress which cinched her in at the waist

Stunner: Her raven locks were swept into an elegant up do kept in place with a hair slide, while she sported a neutral but radiant make-up palette

Details: Her look was finished with semi-sheer tights with a seam at the back

Details: Her look was finished with semi-sheer tights with a seam at the back

Penny for them? At one point she looked lost in thought as she took a moment to herself on the set

 Penny for them? At one point she looked lost in thought as she took a moment to herself on the set

They aren’t the only people at the hostel avoiding the truth. Kate (Michelle Keegan) is a young nurse who arrives without her fiancé and will do whatever it takes to try and rewrite her devastating past.

Bill (Leon Ford) has lost his family business back home and is so desperate to prove he’s living the Australian dream that he’ll stop at nothing in order to get a lifestyle he can’t sustain.

Teenager Stevie (Declan Coyle) comes from a troubled background and hopes to use this new adventure to escape his oppressive father. Meanwhile, Ron (Rob Collins), an Indigenous Australian war veteran, struggles with feeling like an outsider in his own country.

The Ten Pound Poms filming images comes after it was reported Michelle is to take in £2.5m from her TV work, as she and husband Mark Wright are thought to be TV’s richest young couple.

Vintage: Other images saw Michelle don a smart grey trench coat which she teamed with a navy nurse's cap

Vintage: Other images saw Michelle don a smart grey trench coat which she teamed with a navy nurse’s cap

Elegance: Her hair was styed into soft curls which tumbled over her shoulders

Elegance: Her hair was styed into soft curls which tumbled over her shoulders

With an estimated combined net worth of around £12m, it’s no wonder the pair are splashing the cash into their luxe new ‘dream home’.

Michelle uses her own company, Rosia Promotions Limited, for her various TV work – with the actress filing accounts for the business in June.

And detailing her earnings up to the end of September last year, the document showed that the actress had taken in an impressive £2,530,922 in assets after earning £1,192,802 from acting.

It’s onwards and upwards for the star, who’s profit is up £450,912 from the previous filing- cashing in £2,313,678 after costs and deductions.

Programme: Six-part series Ten Pound Poms follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world

 Programme: Six-part series Ten Pound Poms follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world

It’s no surprise, as Michelle has become a household name after her long-standing stint in Coronation Street, followed by roles in Our Girl and Tina and Bobby.

And it’s only a portion of her joint fortune with husband Mark – as they are thought to have a joint net worth of £12m.

Splashing the cash, the pair have bought their ‘dream home’ – a £1.3million Essex mansion.

Mark and Michelle have been completely renovating the property since purchasing it in October 2019, and even have an Instagram account dedicated to the home.

Construction experts have estimated the demolition and rebuild of the home will cost around £3.5million. 

Character: Kate (Michelle Keegan) is a young nurse who arrives without her fiancé and will do whatever it takes to try and rewrite her devastating past

Character: Kate (Michelle Keegan) is a young nurse who arrives without her fiancé and will do whatever it takes to try and rewrite her devastating past

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