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Comedy roles for Ryan and Maguire

Michelle Ryan and Sean Maguire
Mr Eleven is about a love triangle and an obsession with numbers

Ex-EastEnder stars Michelle Ryan and Sean Maguire have landed starring parts in a new romantic comedy for ITV1 called Mr Eleven.

The roles mark a return to the UK for both actors, who have carved out careers in the US.

Ryan starred in the US TV drama Bionic Woman and Maguire is the star of comedy film Meet the Spartans.

Filming for the two-part drama has already begun and it will be broadcast later this year.

The comedy is about a love triangle driven by one woman's obsession with numbers.

Writer Amanda Coe, who worked on the scripts for Channel 4's drama Shameless, has teamed up with director Paul Gay, best known for putting together teenage series Skins, to produce Mr Eleven.

ITV says Mr Eleven is the "perfect opportunity to entice two of our most exciting young Hollywood converts to return to our screens in a classically British love story".




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