Michelle Keegan confirms first movie role: ‘It’s a huge opportunity’

Michelle Keegan’s post-Coronation Street career is going from strength to strength.


by Jack White |
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The 27-year-old has revealed she’s landed her first movie role – is she about to say goodbye to soapland for good?

Speaking to The Sun, Michelle said: “I have been offered a role, which is so exciting. It’s a feature film. I can’t say much more about it but it’s a huge opportunity.”

Mark Wright’s fiancé certainly hasn’t been short of work since walking out Weatherfield last year.

Michelle will become Mrs Wright this year
Michelle will become Mrs Wright this year

She recently finished filming for BBC drama series Ordinary Lies, and has her fashion range with Lipsy.

Of Ordinary Lies, Michelle said: “The first job after Corrie was either going to make me feel like I’d made the right decision or the wrong decision.

“But I wasn’t homesick. Everyone was really welcoming. I’m feeling really positive about this year.”

Another reason Michelle has to be excited is, of course, her upcoming wedding. Speaking recently about her and presenter Mark’s big day, Michelle confessed she will be taking his name.

She told Hello! magazine: “We will be Mr and Mrs Wright. I will keep the name Keegan for work but for everything else in my life I will be Michelle Wright.”

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Michelle Keegan's life in pictures


From check-in girl to Corrie star: Michelle Keegan's life in pictures

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After a blissful nine months together, Mark pops the question to Michelle in Dubai, with the soap star accepting his proposal. Mark says Michelle is 'all he's ever wanted.'

Born 19872 of 13

Born 1987

Michelle Keegan is born to a Spanish mother and English father in Stockport, Manchester.

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Michelle makes her exit from Corrie, six years after she first appeared on our screens. Her character, Tina, meets a grisly end.

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In late 2007, Michelle lands the role of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street, beating 900 other hopefuls. She first appears on our screens in January 2008.

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Michelle begins dating male model Brad Howard. Now that is one denim-tastic duo.

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After splitting from model Brad Howard, Michelle begins dating Max Howard of the Wanted, after meeting him at a gig.

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After just four months together, skinhead star Max popped the question to Michelle, with the pair becoming engaged in April 2011. Sadly work schedules, combined with a picture of Max kissing a blonde in a nightclub, came between the pair, and they split in the summer of 2012.

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FHM glory

Michelle gets the attention of lad's mags everywhere, and starts appearing in FHM's sexiest 100, plus starring on several covers.

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Making friends with Chez

Fellow brunette beauty Cheryl Cole appears on Coronation Street as Michelle's long-lost friend.

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Putting her eye for style to good use - Michelle works alongside Lorraine and Closer's Kat Byrne at the High Street Fashion Awards. And doesn't she look lovely?

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In late 2012 Michelle met TOWIE star Mark Wright, and the pair began dating soon after.

Childhood12 of 13


Growing up in Manchester, Michelle takes a job in the local Trafford Centre, before becoming a Check-in girl at Manchester airport.

To be continued...13 of 13

To be continued...

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