New Coronation Street arrival Phill is played by Hollywood star Jamie McKenna, who played Big Marc in the soccer hooligan flick Green Street alongside other roles in films such as Stormbreaker and The Bank Job
Fiz Stape’s new love interest surprised Coronation Street viewers as they suddenly felt a serious sense of déjà vu… but just because he’s been to the cobblestones before.
That’s because newcomer Phill is played by Hollywood star Jamie McKenna, who played Big Marc in the soccer hooligan flick Green Street alongside other roles in films such as Stormbreaker and The Bank. Job.
Yet Jamie is certainly not Corrie’s first star to appear in big American blockbusters over the years.
From Hannah Montana to Marvel hits like Iron Man 3, Cobblestone Dwellers have had a number of surprising roles over the years …
These days, she’s known for her sharp bangs and sarcastic eyes as Evelin Plummer, but Maureen Lipman already had a successful acting career before setting foot in Weatherfield.
Although she has appeared widely on television and on stage, Maureen also appeared in Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning film The Pianist as Edwarda, the mother of Władysław Szpilman (Adrien Brody).
She also appeared in the 1999 film Solomon & Gaenor, in which her character spoke all Yiddish.
Currently awkward as posh newsagent owner Brian Packham, Peter Gunn’s previous appearance in the Hollywood movie Hannah Montana might seem rather unusual.
The actor appeared as tabloid Oswald Granger in the 2009 hit Hannah Montana: The Movie, which sees him attempting to uncover Miley’s “secret.”
He also appeared in the British comedies Funny Bones and Brassed Off in 1995 and 1996, respectively.
When Melanie Hill joined Corrie in 2015 as Cathy Matthews, most soap fans remembered her as Maggie Budgen of Waterloo Road.
The actress has appeared in tons of TV shows since 1984, including The Bill, Emmerdale, The Thick of It, Merlin, Cilla.
But viewers may not remember that she also appeared in the 2007 film Stardust, which starred a believable cast of A-Listers, from Charlie Cox and Claire Danes to Robert De Niro and Peter O ‘ Toole.
Melanie played the witch Ditchwater Sal in the romantic fantasy adventure film, which won a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
One of Ben Kingsley’s first television roles was as Ron Jenkins on Coronation Street from 1966 to 1967.
Yet he later found Hollywood fame 15 years later after being cast as Mohandas Gandhi in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi.
The 1982 film was a huge success and saw him win an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
He then played the role of Itzhak Stern in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler List in 1993 and was nominated for a BAFTA.
Marvel fans may know him best as Trevor Slattery in the Iron Man 3 superhero movie.
Her character Raquel Watts was one of Corrie’s most beloved characters of all time, but after Sarah Lancashire last appeared on the cobblestones in 2000 to issue Curly divorce papers, she decided to try others. TV shows.
She has since appeared in a number of shows including Lark Rise to Candleford, Upstairs Downstairs, Last Tango in Halifax, Happy Valley.
Sarah also dipped a toe into the Hollywood world and appeared on Danny Boyle’s 2019 hit Yesterday.
The actress is also set to appear in a film adaptation of the musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which will be released this year.
Bill Roache’s actual son Linus was called in to play his on-screen son Peter from 1973 to 1975.
Two other actors took on the role before Chris Gascoyne was cast in 2000, and he’s still here 21 years later.
After stepping off the cobblestones, Linus enjoyed an impressive career in Hollywood and was cast for the lead role in The Wings of the Dove, based on a 1902 novel by Henry James.
He starred in the 1997 romantic drama alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Alison Elliott, which was nominated for four Oscars and five BAFTAs.
Linus also appeared in Batman Begins in 2005 as Dr. Thomas Wayne.
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Known as the chic and crafty crook Lewis Archer, who met his creator in 2019, Nigel Havers has also appeared in a number of movies and TV shows over the years.
One of his biggest roles was in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire as Lord Andrew Lindsay, which earned him a BAFTA nomination.
He also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s 1987 war drama Empire of the Sun as Dr Rawlins and Ronny in the 1984 epic A Passage to India.
* Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on ITV