Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Former Miss Northern Ireland Lucy Evangelista lands TV acting role alongside Liz Hurley

She's been a cover girl for magazines and the face of hundreds of product promotions, now the Ulster model has landed a plum role in a TV show pilot

Liz Hurley and Lucy Evangelista are working on a pilot for a new TV series
Liz Hurley and Lucy Evangelista are working on a pilot for a new TV series
Lucy Evangelista and her rugby star husband Matt McCullough
Lucy Evangelista and her rugby star husband Matt McCullough

From the front cover of a magazine – to starring alongside Elizabeth Hurley.

Former Miss Northern Ireland Lucy Evangelista has spoken of her delight as her career looks to be going from strength to strength.

The stunning 27-year-old has revealed she may be set for her small screen acting debut after filming a television pilot with acting stars such as Elizabeth Hurley and and William Moseley in London.

The Portglenone woman moved to the capital two years ago where her career has been flourishing with commercial roles for major brands such as New Look, Peroni, Magnum, Mothercare and John Frieda.

She is also a regular covergirl for popular magazine Take A Break and works in Germany for a number of catalogues.

But she revealed to the Belfast Telegraph that she has recently been moving more into acting, filming TV commercials for Diet Coke, Nokia, H&M and a Christmas advert for the online department store Very.co.uk.

She also said she has another commercial with a household Irish brand in the pipeline that she can't reveal yet.

"My main job is in TV commercials now. I've been to Zurich to film for Migros which is our Sainsbury's," she said. "I've just finished Diet Coke which will be out 2014. Filming with Nokia in two weeks and a TV advert for an amazing Irish brand but can't say yet."

However she is most excited about landing her first major acting job.

Lucy has already filmed the pilot for the new television series with world famous model and actor Hurley.

"I've been filming a TV pilot for E! & Lionsgate," she revealed. "The cast includes The Chronicles Of Narnia's William Moseley and Elizabeth Hurley. So fingers crossed they want me back if it goes to series."

She said she feels incredibly lucky to have landed the part, as it often takes years for trained actors to get started in the competitive acting industry, and added she is having a lot of fun with her acting, because often the roles involve her playing a character who is the complete opposite of her personality.

Last year Lucy and her Ireland and Ulster rugby star husband Matt McCullough welcomed their first child into the world, little Leila Grace.

She first rose to fame in 2005 when she won Miss Northern Ireland, she went on the following year to be crowned Miss UK and was placed seventh overall at Miss World. Since then she has modelled across the world and was featured in fashion bible Vogue in Australia.

PROFILE

Married to former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Matt McCullough, Lucy is the most successful Miss Northern Ireland to compete in Miss World, earning 7th place. She has undertaken modelling work in in Beijing, Monaco, Brisbane, LA, Dublin and London and walked the red carpet at the Chinese Oscars with Jackie Chan. She trained as a TV presenter in London and Los Angeles and recently set up Voodoo International Modelling School.

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