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Top local actor Joe Gilgun
star of Coronation St, Shameless, Hollyoaks and Shane Meadows latest film 'This is Britain' now lands 
starring role as Eli Dingle in Emmerdale


Coronation St


Local actor Joe Gilgun 22 from Heath Charnock via Coppull has landed a starring role  as Eli Dingle in ITV's Emmerdale.

Joe, star of Coronation St in 1995 through 1997 when he played Jamie Armstrong the naughty grandchild of Jack and Vera Duckworth to great critical acclaim, has since appeared in lots of TV programmes including Hollyoaks and Shameless as well as numerous local and national stage appearances.

This latest role comes swiftly after Joe's starring role in the new film by accomplished director Shane Meadows 'This is Britain' shortly to be premiered in Paris and London.

The film is set  to be another British blockbuster and follows in the great British tradition of 'The full Monty' 'Notting Hill' and 'Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' 

His Grandma Linda, who lives in Coppull Hall Lane, is delighted at Joe's new excursion into television and told me that 'Joe is a very talented actor who has always been interested and involved in acting from a very early age and certainly deserves his success.