Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Michelle's Film Debut Panned by the Critics

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Michelle's Film Debut Panned by the Critics

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MICHELLE Keegan's first movie - Strangeways Here We Come - has been savaged by the critics.

She is known for gracing the most famous cobbles in TV, but for her first film, the Irlam-raised star is in a high-rise flat in Salford and in the frame as a murderer.

After its release on Friday, it was given one star by the Guardian and no stars by The Times.

Ex-Corrie star Michelle plays Demi, one of many victims of loan shark Danny Nolan, played by the city's own Stephen Lord. In the plot Danny's reign comes to end when those he rips off get the ultimate revenge.

The film was written and directed by Salford lad Chris Green.

But The Guardian says: "This awful Salford-set Shameless rip-off fails to raise any laughs at all from the implausible misadventures of its sink-estate caricatures and sex pests. …

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