Angela Lonsdale: ‘Grace is the comedy character in Our Girl.’

After her soap roles in Coronation Street and Doctors, Angela Lonsdale is about to turn up in BBC1’s new series of Our Girl. She plays Grace, the fun-loving mum of army medic Georgie Lane, who must cope at home with the rest of her family while her daughter is on a dangerous mission in Kenya…

What’s on TV caught up with Angela Lonsdale for a video chat before the stat of Our Girl (Wednesday, BBC1, 9pm) and she revealed how delighted she was to play Grace, her part in a big wedding scene in the first episode and how Grace is different to anything she’s played before….

“Grace is quite good fun,” says Angela. “The family are at the heart of the series – they’re the backbone and a very close family. She’s a down-to earth Manchester mum and very close to her daughter Georgie.

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