Shetland actress Marnie Baxter will be on television this evening with a brief appearance in Eastenders. The 34-year-old from Aith plays a private investigator hired by Michael Moon in the long-running soap at 7.30pm on BBC 1.
Speaking from London today, she said it only consisted of three scenes but it had been “a good laugh” to shoot and “very strange” finding herself standing in Albert Square.
She will be back in a subsequent episode and if the storyline dictates she could return again.
Next in her blossoming acting career is a trip to southern Italy to appear in a British horror film which she said had a feel about it a bit like the Nicholas Roeg classic Don’t Look Now, which starred Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland.
Marnie trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has featured in a variety of roles in film, theatre and advertising including the BAFTA-nominated Running in Traffic and ITV’s Identity.
She is also due to appear in the long-awaited Shetland feature film Between Weathers and remains confident it will happen. She said director Jim Brown and his team were “going through all the right motions” to bring the production together. “It’s just a long slog,” she said.
It is a busy time for Marnie and her family. Her mother Marsali Taylor has just published a Shetland detective novel Death on a Longship.