The tradition of optimistic soap stars leaving for Hollywood with hope in their hearts and a spring in their step, only to return home 12 months later, disillusioned and broken, is popular tabloid fodder. The success that seemed guaranteed on leaving Coronation Street or EastEnders usually proves elusive when LA casting agents, producers and directors are added to the mix. So, are we agreed – actors from continuing dramas are guaranteed to fall flat on their faces when it comes to pursuing an international movie career? Just try telling that to Margot Robbie!

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