WARRINGTON-born actor Warren Brown will star in a new BBC One drama alongside Michelle Keegan.

The 44-year-old, from Great Sankey, has been cast in Ten Pound Poms – created by Bafta-award winner Danny Brocklehurst and produced by Eleven, the team behind Netflix’s Sex Education.

A six-part series will see the Luther, Trigger Point and the Responder star play Terry Roberts, part of a group who leave post-war Britain for a better life in Australia.

Game of Thrones’ Faye Marsay will feature as his wife Annie, with the couple ‘trying to do their best for their family despite the poor living conditions of the migrant hostel and local attitudes towards immigrants’.

Keegan, who played Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street and also starred in Our Girl, will be the lead – who arrives down under without her fiancé.

Brocklehurst said: “Ten Pound Poms demands an ensemble cast that we are always rooting for, actors we love and want to succeed.

“I am thrilled to have found those actors.

“It is a delight to welcome so much exciting Australian talent, as well as working with the brilliant Faye and Warren for the first time.

Warrington Guardian:

“This is my third outing with the wonderful Michelle Keegan, and I’m positive we will make another winner together.”

Meanwhile, Leon Ford stars as Bill – who has lost his family business – and Declan Coyle appears as teenager Stevie, who comes from a troubled background and is escaping from his oppressive father.

The cast also features Rob Collins, David Field, Stephen Curry, Hattie Hook, Finn Treacy and Emma Hamilton.

Directed by Jamie Stone and Ana Kokkinos, the show will ‘follow the triumphs and pitfalls of a group adapting to a new life and struggling with their new identity as immigrants’.

Filming is now underway in Australia.