Meadows 'put Midlands on the map'
Published 24/04/2011 | 07:08
Sophia Di Martino has revealed she's love to work with Shane Meadows because he's "put the Midlands on the map".
The 27-year-old actress, who bows out of Casualty at the end of this month, has said her dream job would be to work with the This Is England and Dead Man's Shoes director, who hails from her home town of Nottingham.
"I find it so exciting to hear a Nottingham accent in a film or on the television," she said.
"It's something I worried about a little bit when I was younger, that I had a regional accent, and an actor has an 'actor's accent'.
"I think he has really put the Midlands on the map. People know what a Midlands accent sounds like now and it's OK to sound like that. I find it really exciting."