A former EastEnders actor is heading to Hollywood. Did you know that these A-listers also started in soaps? | Ents & Arts News


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                        Lorsque la nouvelle bande-annonce de Batman est tombée, ce n'est pas seulement la vision de Robert Pattinson sur le Caped Crusader que les fans disséquaient.

EastEnders Viewers also quickly spotted Alex Ferns – also known as villainous Trevor Morgan, Little Mo’s long-suffering abusive husband in the early 90s – as Gotham Police Commissioner Pete Savage in the two-minute clip. .

Ferns was surprised that so many people were shocked that he was now in a blockbuster – claiming there is an “inherent snobbery” about soap stars among some chair experts.

Former EastEnders actor Alex Ferns stars in the upcoming new Batman movie. Photo: Warner Bros
EastEnders stars Kacey Ainsworth and Alex Ferns (Trevor and Mo) attend the TV Quick Awards held at The Dorchester, Park Lane on September 9, 2002
Ferns played the abusive husband of Albert Square favorite Little Mo (Kacey Ainsworth)

But moving from soap to the big screen and beyond is not a rarity. You don’t need us to tell you what Kyliesince the departure of Neighbors, or that Oscar nominee Margot Robbie also started on Ramsay Street.

But here are a few other stars you might not know who started out with an episode or two of soap as well.

Russell Crowe

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Yes, Oscar winner Russell Crowe is also an Erinsborough alumnus, having played the role of Kenny Larkin in 1987. Unfortunately, Kenny only appeared in a few episodes of the Australian series – he was not. Scott Robinson, after all

Idris Elba

Idris Elba in family matters
Famous as the Maverick Detective Luther and for a series of Hollywood roles, Idris Elba appeared in Family Affairs – remember that one? – before he became the gritty-voiced A-lister we know and love today

Leonardo Dicaprio


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Before being left to freeze to death in the sea by Kate Winslet, before being The Wolf of Wall Street, and before all that time in the snow to finally win his Oscar for The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio appeared in an episode of American soap opera. Santa barbara

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley at the Colette premiere at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California
Keira Knightley rose to fame as a young footballer in Bend It Like Beckham and went on to become a huge star, with films such as Love Actually, Atonement and Pirates Of The Caribbean. But it all started with an episode of the crime drama The Bill

Ledger Heath

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From his Oscar-winning performance as the Joker to his beloved role in the teenage comedy 10 Things I Hate About You, the late Heath Ledger was a star of the big screen. He started in the Australian drama Sweat and Home And Away before Hollywood waved

Michelle Keegan

Tina McIntyre, played by Michelle Keegan, in Coronation Street February 7, 2008
Now starring in the comedy Sky One Brassic after an acclaimed role in the army drama Our Girl, Michelle Keegan started out as Tina McIntyre in Corrie, playing the character for six years before meeting a gruesome end.

Nathalie Emmanuel

Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei in Game Of Thrones.  Pic: Sky / HBO
Nathalie Emmanuel’s character, Missandei, was killed off in the proper Game Of Thrones style in the controversial finale series in 2019. But before her beheading, she played the role of Sasha Valentine in Hollyoaks from 2007 to 2010. Pic: Ciel / HBO

Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley and Bill Roache in Coronation Street
Fans of Absolutely Fabulous will know National Treasure Joanna Lumley best as Patsy, sweetie, and she’s a presenter and activist as well. In the 1970s, she had to turn down Corrie Lothario Ken Barlow, also known as actor Bill Roache.

Sarah Lancashire

Raquel and Curly Watts, played by Sarah Lancashire and Kevin Kennedy, in Coronation Street
BAFTA-winning actress Sarah Lancashire is probably best known now as nail-tough Sergeant Catherine Cawood in Happy Valley. But between 1991 and 2000, she was ditsy Raquel, Corrie’s much-loved character who married Curly Watts.

Jenna Coleman

'Emmerdale' Jeff Hordley et Jenna-Louise Coleman 2006
She played Queen Victoria, appeared in Captain America, and was Doctor Who’s sidekick for several years. However, Jenna Coleman started out in soap, playing Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale from 2005 to 2009.

Ray Liotta

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Better known as a Goodfellas gangster, Ray Liotta starred in the American soap opera Another World, for three years from 1978 to 1981

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore dans As The World Turns
Another Oscar winner, Julianne Moore has starred in everything from The Big Lebowski to The Hunger Games. But she started playing both a good and an evil twin on the American soap opera As The World Turns in the ’80s – and somehow looks younger now than then.

Anna Friel

Actress Anna Friel pictured in 1992 while starring in Brookside
She starred alongside Bradley Cooper in Limitless and won an Emmy for her role as struggling detective Marcella, but Anna Friel will always be known for burying her father under the patio – and her then-shocking lesbian kiss before the watershed. waters – at Brookside

Demi Moore

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Star of some 90s classics, including GI Jane, Ghost, Indecent Proposal and A Few Good Men, it all started with the American series General Hospital for Demi Moore


Actor Morgan Freeman arrives for the 16th Annual AARP Movies for Grownups Awards on February 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  / AFP / Frederic J. Brown (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / Getty Images)
Before her famous voice was emulated for those More Than insurance commercials – and her roles in movies like The Shawshank Redemption, Seven, and Driving Miss Daisy, of course – like Liotta, Freeman appeared in Another World, playing a doctor. .

Tommy Lee Jones

Will Smith et Tommy Lee Jones dans Men In Black
Tommy Lee Jones, pictured with his Men In Black co-star Will Smith, also played a soap doctor, in the American series One Life To Live in 1975

Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
Liam Hemsworth, of The Hunger Games and ex-Miley-Cyrus fame, achieved the rare feat of appearing in both Home And Away AND Neighbors when he was younger. The respect

Suranne Jones

Coronation Street actress Suranne Jones poses in the awards room with the award for best actress at the
Another BAFTA winner, Suranne Jones has starred in acclaimed dramas including Doctor Foster, Save Me and Gentleman Jack. She played the role of the brilliant Karen McDonald – one of Steve’s many wives – to Corrie for four years, from 2000 to 2004.


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