County's rising TV star Chanel delivers festive fun in Trollied
Christmas Eve, 9pm, Sky1 HD
'TIS the season to be jolly and Derbyshire actress Chanel Cresswell will do her best to deliver festive cheer in Sky1 sitcom Trollied.
Chanel, 22, who originates from Codnor and whose family now lives in Smalley, said: "A friend rang me to tell me about 'this new Sky comedy called Trollied'. They knew I was a big fan of The Office and said I had to go for it. I knew it had my name written on it.
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"When I picked up the script I knew it was one for me.
"When I went to the audition I kind of commanded it. Before I read I asked if it would be possible to make a set to keep it natural.
"We ended up building a meat counter (the show is set in a supermarket). I had four auditions and in the last one I had outrageous hair because I had been filming This Is England."
Nevertheless Chanel landed the part in 2011 and the comedy made its TV debut in August of that year.
Chanel plays Katie and stars alongside some impressive names including Jane Horrocks and Stephanie Beacham.
The series is set in Warrington, Cheshire, in a fictional supermarket called Valco. Katie works on the checkouts.
The festive special focuses on the Valco Christmas party. There are some surprises in store as cricketer Ian Botham and actor Warren Clark make cameo appearances.
Meanwhile the 'will they, won't they' storyline between Katie and Kieran (Nick Blood) continues.
Following the debut of Trollied, Ian Richardson, manager of a Morrisons supermarket, wrote an article in The Guardian claiming the show was the topic of the discussion in the staff canteen and he felt the attention to detail was excellent.
Chanel is delighted by its success, as she forges an acting career which began when she was still at school.
She starred as a skinhead in film director Shane Meadows' This Is England film when she was 15 and doing her GCSEs.
"I had to have all my hair cut off. I was a complete skinhead. When I went into school all of my friends gawped," said Chanel. "Tony Cooper, the head at the time, supported me and said I could have my hair cut.
"I've had a skinhead, mohican, very short hair and had it dyed black and blue for different roles. In the latest series of Trollied it's finally my natural blonde."
The down-to-earth actress, who went to Codnor Primary and Aldercar Community Language College in Langley Mill, is one to watch.
"Once I had done a film (This Is England) I never wanted to do anything else."
An in-depth feature on Chanel will appear in the January issue of The Derbyshire Magazine – out tomorrow. Follow her on Twitter @Chanelcresswell.