Corrie’s Jude Riordan shares pride over new role alongside director dad

Corrie’s Jude Riordan shares pride over new role alongside director dad

06/22/2022

Coronation Street star Jude Riordan has been keeping himself busy as he has not only returned to the cobbles but has also been working on a brand new project with his famous director dad.

Fans best know Jude Riordan, who is only 11 years old, for playing Sam Blakeman in the ITV soap.

The actor, who also stars in Brassic alongside former Corrie star Michelle Keegan, revealed on Sunday that he had just finished filming his first short film with his dad.

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This is the first time that Jude has partnered up with his dad for a project, Paul Riordan, who has forged a successful career in show business as a television director.

The young Corrie actor looked proud as punch as he posed for a snap alongside Paul and former Casualty actor Michael Stevenson.

"And that's a wrap on my first short film Something Missing," the Corrie star shared with his thousands of Instagram followers.

"I can't wait to see this finished film! Four long days to get it all in.

"Had the best time with the best team!

"First project with my Dad @paulrio27 and first project with @michaeltstevenson .

"Would I do another yes."

He went on to explain: "This is a story very close to our hearts.

"A young carer Sean looking after his Mum Suzanne with early onset Dementia a story that is life for many young carers and needs to be told."

He then went on to say: "Proud to be ambassador for St Helens Young Carers @sth.yc and hopefully we will raise awareness of how important their roles are and how important it is to get the care and support. I can't wait for you all to see it."

The comments section was flooded with positive comments from co-stars and fans.

Jude's former on-screen mum Rachel Leskovac, who played Natasha Blakeman, was among the first to respond, writing under the post: "Can’t wait to see it."

One fan said: "When and where can we watch it? Well done you little superstar."

Another wrote: "Good lad looking forward to seeing it."

A third shared: "What a fantastic young actor you are ill be watching it."

A forth added: "Congratulations Jude. You are an amazing actor."

Jude also announced that he will star as Tyler Croft in Sky comedy Brassic, the son of Michelle's character Erin, and in May, he shared the brand new trailer to his Instagram page, which is run by his parents.

Jude wrote: "Reposted from @brassicfans_ BRASSIC 4 IS ON THE WAY this Autumn.

"Sneak peek. So proud to be part of this, fun four years with the gang @skytv @nowtv."

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