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Friday, 17 August 2012

Stephanie Cole to star in BBC Christmas drama

Stephanie Cole, who plays Roy Cropper's mum Sylvia in Coronation Street, will be starring in a BBC Christmas drama.  It's a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, a 90-minute drama set to be screened at Christmas and being filmed in Budapest.

Hopefully this means that Stephanie is now over the illness she has been suffering from, which Corrie Producer Phil Collinson revealed earlier this month.

The Lady Vanishes centres around a woman who falls asleep on a train from the Balkans in 1931 to find that a fellow passenger seems to have disappeared. The woman, played by Tuppence Middleton, is convinced she has been kidnapped unlike her fellow passengers.

BBC Drama's controller of series and serials Kate Harwood said "I am delighted with the incredible cast and crew we have assembled for the project. The Lady Vanishes will be a thrilling treat for BBC One audiences this Christmas."

Anyway speaking of Hitchock, he once appeared in Coronation Street too you know - well, in a photoshoot if not on the cobbles themselves.

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3 comments:

njblas said...

Is she REALLY coming back to Corrie? I thought ITV didn't like lending their stars to BBC productions? Or maybe she's not under contract? Hmmmm....

Dolly Tubb said...

I really hoe she stays on t'Cobbles, and if it means letting her do other things form time to time that seems like a good compromise. I love Sylvia and her interactions with Roy and Hayley.

Anonymous said...

To be honest I'm not at all bothered whether Sylvia returns or not. What has she actually done since arriving? She's spent more time off screen than on. The character has little interaction with others apart from roy and hayley and would be easily forgotten. Stephanie Cole is a very good actress so is bound to be in demand. I plump for actors choosing the street and therefore not having long periods off to do other things or go back to being independent from weatherfield altogether. - Micky

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