Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Antony Cotton’s Screenplay

Antony Cotton

According to the Manchester Evening News, Antony Cotton (our Sean Tully) has written a screenplay. And he has Suranne Jones (our Karen McDonald) in mind to play the lead.

Suranne Jones

For as well as co-penning Havin' It Off - a BBC3 sitcom about an Eccles hair salon - he has written another screenplay which he hopes to eventually see turned into a 90-minute film. Angie's House, commissioned by Manchester-based Red Productions - which also produced Queer As Folk in which Antony starred - was written by the actor two years ago, before he started in Weatherfield.

But despite not working on the soap when he wrote the screenplay, my spies tell me Antony had one of the show's then-stars, Suranne Jones, in mind to play the lead.

"Antony has known Suranne for years and when he was writing Angie's House he was envisaging she would play the main character," says my mole.

"Unfortunately, he's been so busy recently that he's had to put the project on the back burner. But he's determined to see it through to fruition with Suranne in the lead and his dream would be for it to be taken up by ITV."

New to Coronation Street and want to know more about Antony Cotton? Read more from a previous Corrie Canuck posting and watch a video clip from Having it Off.

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