EastEnders: New actress to play Lauren Branning

EastEnders: New actress to play Lauren Branning


A new actress has been cast to play the role of Lauren Branning in EastEnders.

Lauren was previously played by Maddie Dugan, however, she has now left the show and the character of Lauren was last seen heading off to live with her mum, Tanya while her sister Abi stayed behind to live with their dad, Max.

But today, the BBC has revealed that actress Jacqueline Jossa will reprise the role of Lauren later this year. On EastEnders official website, a news bulletin reads…

You’ll soon see a new actress in the role of Lauren Branning, played by newcomer Jacqueline Jossa. We can reveal that Jacqueline has lots of new and exciting things in store for her as the new Lauren, with the cynical teenager set to stir up some trouble on Albert Square.

It seems like only yesterday that she was Tanya and Max’s little girl, but is now all grown up, and is determined to make sure that everybody knows it!

Despite her seemingly tough exterior, deep down Lauren’s a sucker for love and at times can be quite vulnerable.

She’s one of those rare girls who go for personality over looks – and wants nothing more than the right guy to sweep her off her feet. But she’ll never let you know that!

Jacqueline is quoted on the site as saying of her role, “I was so excited when I got the call to say I’d got the part in EastEnders.

“I’ve always been a massive fan of the show and it’s a dream come true. The character of Lauren Branning will be really fun to play and there are some exciting things coming up.”

And the Executive Producer of EastEnders, Bryan Kirkwood added, “Maddie Duggan did a great job of playing the young Lauren Branning, and we wish her the very best of luck for the future.

“I’m delighted to welcome Jacqueline Jossa to Albert Square. Jacqueline’s portrayal of Lauren has all the classic Branning qualities of toughness, cynicism and sensitivity.

“Jacqueline is set to be at the heart of Walford drama for some time to come.”

More Walford news soon.

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