Julie Hesmondhalgh hopes to be remembered for more than her role in Coronation Street.

The 47-year-old actress – who is still known to many for her role as Hayley Cropper in the soap which she left in 2014 – has went on to appear in Cucumber and now Broadchurch and is determined to make a success of her post-corrie career.

She said: “There’s always a list of people that I would eventually like to join when they say, ‘Oh, how will it be for them when they leave [Coronation Street]? It’s only a handful that have done well…’ They always say, ‘Suranne [Jones], Sarah [Lancashire] and Katherine [Kelly].’ Maybe one day they’ll add me on to this list.”

Julie can be seen on Broadchurch tonight (27/02/17) on ITV at 9pm.

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