EastEnders Lorraine Stanley unrecognisable in movie with Tom Hardy
Despite her appearing in EastEnders before giving Karen Taylor life, (notably appearing in the show’s Pat and Mo special in 2004), many viewers weren’t yet familiar with Lorraine’s acting chops.
However, Lorraine is an experienced actress on both the small and silver screens.
Her TV credits include appearances in Call the Midwife, Holby City, Casualty, The Bill, and London’s Burning.
As mentioned above, Lorraine has also played in numerous films in the likes of London to Brighton, Made in Dagenham and Suffragette.
But perhaps one of her most surprising jobs was in 2015, when the soap star appeared in the biographical crime thriller Legend, in which A-list actor Tom Hardy played twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray, two of London’s most dreaded gangsters.
While she already looked drastically different in Call the Midwife as Pearl Winston, Lorraine, once again, was unrecognisable in the film while she traded Karen’s iconic messy top bun for the role of a barmaid at the Blind Beggar pub.
in January, 2020, Lorraine showed off a snap from the set of Legend.
Back then, Lorraine was smiling whilst in character and right next to Tom Hardy aka thug Ronnie Kray.