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Kelly Campbell has become the latest Irish actress to join the cast of Ripper Street.

The Love/Hate star will feature in season three of the Victorian drama, which is currently filming in Dublin.

Flame-haired Kelly is to portray the mother of a leading character in the forthcoming instalment and is due on set at Clancy Barracks in the coming weeks.

The 33-year-old has appeared in several well-known productions in addition to her portrayal as Una - the wife of dentist Andrew (Peter O'Meara) - in Love/Hate.

She appeared in RTE's The Clinic and Bachelor's Walk and in 2013 played Aidan Gillen's demoralised other half in The Good Man.

Kelly also has plenty of experience on stage and starred in a leading role in the Abbey's The Plough and the Stars.

Filming for season three of Ripper Street began in May.

Earlier this year the show was embroiled in controversy, when it was axed by the BBC after reportedly poor audience figures.

MURDERS

The programme, set in London's Whitechapel in 1889, six months after the gruesome Jack the Ripper Murders, was saved by online retailer Amazon who has funded the next season.

It is expected that series three will premiere on Amazon Prime Instant Video at the end of the year before returning to BBC One at a later date.

And Kelly is not the only famous female Irish face on-board.

Monaghan native Charlene McKenna has reprised her role, playing former prostitute Rose Erskine on-screen.

After shooting finishes up in September, 30-year-old Charlene is due to pack her bags and head to New York, ahead of her Broadway theatre debut next March.

She stars in Richard Eyre's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic Ghosts. It ran at London's Trafalgar Studios earlier this year and was extended until March.

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