Thursday, 7 January 2016

From Maddie to Martha - Amy James-Kelly is back on TV tonight

Amy James-Kelly left Coronation Street as Maddie Heath after Maddie died a nasty death in the Victoria Court fire.  The actress is back on TV tonight in a new series called Jericho.

Set in Yorkshire during the 1870s, it tells the story of a navvy town community gathered to build a huge railway viaduct.

Annie Quaintain is evicted from her home after the death of her schoolmaster husband. Together with her two children – Martha, played by ex-Corrie actress Amy James-Kelly, and George (Sam Bottomley) – she heads for an uncertain future in the remote settlement of Jericho.  Set in Yorkshire, the new series is inspired, in part, by the construction of the Ribblehead Viaduct.

Amy says she likes the fact that Martha is so very different to any other parts she has ever done before. "And that's exactly why I wanted to leave Coronation Street. I wanted to do something completely different", she says.

It starts tonight at 9pm on ITV.  You can read more - and full cast interviews - on Ian Wylie's blog here.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I watched the premiere and the show looks promising. Perhaps it could've done with a snappier editing as it dragged a little bit at points, but I'm definitely watching the next episode.
Can't say much about Amy James-Kelly's character yet because she wasn't featured heavily, she was mostly hanging around her mum. However you CAN tell that she's a well-mannered girl but not a pushover (she had a scrap with another girl over a stolen petticoat), which I like because it'll hopefully give Amy the chance to showcase her talent.

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