Corrie's James Burrows has landed his first role after leaving the soap 4 months ago

Corrie's James Burrows has landed his first role after leaving the soap

Coronation Street's James Burrows has landed his first role after leaving the soap.

Last month, it was announced that the actor would be leaving the soap after two years as Dr. Ali Neeson. His final scenes are set to air next week.

After recently sharing details about Ali's exit storyline, the 28-year-old has revealed that he's got a new role in the pipeline: he's joined the cast of the Shaun Ryder biopic, Twisting My Melon. 

"Work's good, there's a lot of stuff going on at the minute," he said to the the Talk Derby to Me podcast. "Obviously Coronation Street, I've got a few other things, coming up in the near future which is very exciting.

"I've got the film, Twisting My Melon, which I'm going to do in March - got pushed back a little bit, but I believe it's happening in March."

He said that he's got a "few exciting meetings going on", before joking that they were "highly confidential."

The actor previously spoke about how it feels to be leaving Corrie after two years - and why he made the decision to leave now.

"I've had a fantastic few years on Coronation Street. Ali is such a flawed character and so much has happened to him. To play such a complex character with so many flaws has been great," he told Digital Spy

"At the heart of it, though he was a good guy, he wanted to settle down and have a family, but his upbringing and family history really meant that he had a lot of issues.

"As an actor, that sort of character is great to play and I got to work with some amazing actors. But I came into acting to play different roles and explore a variety of characters, so the time has come for me to move on."