Re: BBC Original British Drama
Ruth Negga is sensational as Shirley Bassey in this biopic that charts her ascent from dirt-poor beginnings in Tiger Bay all the way to London’s West End.
Misfits fans will recognise Negga as the teleporting Nikki from series two. Here she transforms herself into the small town girl with the massive voice and even bigger dreams while Charlie *Creed-Miles plays her manager Mike Sullivan. “When I met you, you were a girl in a dirty jumper from Splott,” he reminds her.
Shirley airs tonight on BBC2 at 9pm.
“There’s a horror movie called Alien ? That’s really offensive, no wonder they keep invading you”