Mica Paris joins EastEnders for a stint in the show, taking on the new role of Ellie Nixon.
The famed British singer, actress, and presenter began filming scenes in summer and will be introduced when the show returns in September. As one of the UK’s most respected singers, with a career full of top 10 singles, Mica has since extended her talents to broadcasting and acting.
With musical theatre credits including Fame in the West End, Love Me Tender and Chicago, she’s also authored a book Beautiful Within and has been honoured as an ‘Icon’ at Windsor Castle by the Duke Of Edinburgh.
Ellie Nixon is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, with far more to her than her warmhearted façade lets on. With a surprising connection to Walford residents, her prowess for playing roles in order to get what she wants isn’t to be underestimated.
On her arrival to Albert Square, Mica Paris says: “I am absolutely over the moon to be in EastEnders. I have been a fan since its first episode, with Susan Tully being my favourite. My character, the formidable Ellie Nixon, is a new frontier for me as an actress – a lot of folks will see me as never before!”
Jon Sen, Executive Producer, EastEnders added: “We’re thrilled to welcome Mica Paris to the world of Walford to play tough, no-nonsense Ellie Nixon. Ellie proves herself to be a ruthless and uncompromising force of nature who stops at nothing to ensure she capitalises on whatever she can. The part demanded both charisma and presence and having seen Mica on stage, she was the first person who came to mind for this role. We can’t wait for the audience to meet Ellie and the mystery that surrounds her.”
Mica’s first on screen appearance will be seen in September.
Read TBB’s 2018 interview with Mica Paris here.