Famed British singer, actress and presenter, Mica Paris, joins EastEnders this summer and will make her debut on the popular soap when the show returns in September.
Mica Paris joins the long-running BBC soap, taking on the new role of Ellie Nixon. 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.
Our last feature with the UK Queen of Soul in 2018, saw her honouring the undisputed Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald with a five-day mini tour across England, a theatrical show about Ella’s life and an album Mica Sings Ella. At the time she told us her love for music began when she was around seven or eight when she saw Ella in an advert on TV. She said: “I remember it coming on because she broke the glass and I was like, wow how did she do that? And back then, there weren’t many Black people on TV so it was just like, there’s a Black woman, she’s got an amazing voice and she broke a glass.”
We’ve certainly come a long way since then, but no doubt, Mica will make her own mark on TV audiences when she joins the cast of EastEnders.
“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!”
Her character, 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.
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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 (Michelle Fowler) 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.