Corrie Cobbles success for Oldham star Millie

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 05 July 2019

If you were watching Coronation Street on Friday, you may have noticed a familiar face appear on screen. Oldham school girl, Millie Gibson made her first appearance on the soap as the daughter Kelly of loan shark Rick Neelan, played by Greg Wood.

Millie, 15 and a pupil at Blue Coat school in Oldham has been praised by Corrie star Mikey North at a recent press conference for her acting skills and she’s set to appear over another five episodes in the dramatic storyline over the coming weeks.

Millie was snapped up by Manchester Media City talent agency Scream Management after spotting her in a drama class at Oldham Theatre Workshop three years ago and it wasn’t long before she secured her first role as Indira on CBBC show Jamie Johnson. The youngster has had a whirlwind three years and has since appeared as Mia in the 2017 BBC series, ‘Love, Lies, Records’ and in ITV drama ‘Butterfly’ alongside Anna Friel and Emmett J Scanlan.

Millie Gibson is a pupil at Blue Coat School in Oldham

On her role in Coronation Street, Millie said: “Coronation street was a great honour and an amazing experience that will stay with me forever. Everyone was so welcoming.

"On my first day on set, they all made me feel part of the family with their warming jokes and loveable personalities. Mikey North was especially fantastic to work with and I hope to again soon, I have learnt a lot from our scenes together in which he helped me through too and I am forever grateful for his kindness.

Jess Bell, Head of Talent at Scream Management said: “Millie is just such an all-round natural performer with a fantastic screen presence. We can’t wait to watch her continued performance in Corrie.”

Millie will be returning to the cobbles during episodes in July and August.


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