Tuesday 28 January 2020

McClure tries comedy in new role

Vicky McClure has started filming for new movie Svengali
Vicky McClure has started filming for new movie Svengali

Vicky McClure says her new film is a chance to be funny on screen after her heavy role in This Is England.

The actress, who won a Bafta for her part in Shane Meadows' Channel 4 drama, has just started filming Svengali with Maxine Peake, Martin Freeman and Paul Gallagher.

The film, about a man from the Welsh Valleys taking a band he thinks will be the next big thing to London, is based on a YouTube series of the same name written by Jonny Owen and Dean Cavanagh.

Vicky said: "I play Shell, the girlfriend to Dixie, the lead character - played by Jonny. He's got this amazing band he wants to get out there. It's set today and it's a comedy - we'll have to see how funny I am!"

But the actress added that if there is another This Is England, her character Lol would be in a better place than she has been before.

She said: "If we go again she'll definitely have an easier go of it.

"I'm confident there will be another one but I don't know for certain. I know Shane has ideas for 1990."

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