Ronni goes straight

Serious role for impressionist

Ronni Ancona is set to make her serious acting debut.

The impressionist is hotly tipped to take one of the starring roles in an abitious new BBC2 mini-series.

The Key will tell the story of three generations of a Clydeside family, jumping back and forth in time between Mary Corrigan, a factory worker and trade unionist, and her granddaughter, an aspiring modern-day writer.

Casting has yet to be finalised, but Ancona's agent told the Glasgow Herald it is "highly probable" that she will take one of the leading roles.

The show has been described as a Scottish equivalent of Our Friends In The North, the acclaimed drama that followed the fortunes of four Geordies over three decades.

Troon-born Anacona had a small role in the Billy Connolly thriller The Debt Collector three years ago, but it flopped at the box office.

Published: 16 Sep 2002

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