The Only Way Is Essex star, Mark Wright, has made no secret of his acting ambitions, and now it seems that he could be set to appear in a film alongside Kelly Brook, Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan. So Mark will not just be looking reem and smelling reem, but acting reem.
The actor, who attended the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School for ten years, got his big break by appearing in the ‘structured reality’ TV show, The Only Way is Essex. However, it seems that since leaving the show, Wright is keen to swap Brentwood for Hollywood, to leave Loughton for L.A. – we could go on. Basically, he’s looking to land himself a film role.
Since announcing his departure from the programme, Wright used his ‘celebrity’ stature to appear on the ITV show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, before nabbing a presenting role on ITV’s Take Me Out spinoff, Take Me Out: The Gossip. In doing so, it seems that Wright may have managed to dispel concerns over whether or not those in possession of an Estuary accent are also able to present TV – despite evidence to the contrary from the likes of Stacey Solomon and Olly Murs – by managing to do a pretty good job of it. So much so, that a film role might just be on the cards after all.
Wright is currently said to be in talks with directors about appearing in a gangster film – and it’s only Kelly Brook who’s reportedly lined up to play the leading lady! The Brit-flick in question is also rumoured to star fellow Essex-boy Danny Dyer (Malice in Wonderland, Dead Man Running), and Tamer Hassan (who co-starred with Dyer in The Business). However, details of the film and cast are yet to be confirmed.
In December last year, Wright told Now magazine, “I definitely want to be the next James Bond! I’d like a career like a more serious version of Russell Brand, where you can act and present. I know I can do it.” Bond might be a bit ambitious (especially with Daniel Craig signed on for five more films), and Wright might want to think twice about following in Mr. Brand’s footsteps – apart from anything else, his last film, the remake of Arthur, was a box office flop.
Do you think Mark Wright could make it as a film star? What are you saying?