EastEnders star Ben Hardy confirmed to play Angel in X-Men: Apocalypse

Published Friday, Apr 10 2015, 11:05 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
EastEnders star Ben Hardy will play Angel in X-Men: Apocalypse, it has been confirmed.

Ben's blockbuster movie role was revealed in February, but now film director Bryan Singer has confirmed Ben will play the winged mutant, who was one of the original X-Men.

Ben Hardy at the Attitude Hot 100 Party at the Paramount - 07/16/2014
London, United Kingdom

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"Ben Hardy is Angel," Bryan confirmed to Empire. "But he's not a very nice Angel! And that's all I'll say…"

Ben will star alongside the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.

This is a major leap to Hollywood for the young actor, who rose to fame after playing market stall trader Peter Beale on BBC One soap EastEnders.

EastEnders' Ben Hardy bows out of the soap as market stall trader Peter Beale along with Lauren Branning - 24 February 2015.


Ben as Peter Beale in EastEnders.

Ben's last scenes were aired in February, as viewers watched Peter and pregnant girlfriend Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) leave Albert Square to live a new life in New Zealand.

X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for release in 2016.

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