Rock singer and actress Toyah Willcox is to play Queen Boadicea in a new film.

It will be the flame-haired former punk's fourth film role and she said yesterday: 'It is the most exciting thing I have ever been involved in.

'She's a character I greatly admire and it is a wonderful role for  woman to play!'

Boadicea, a first century ruler, killed herself after leading her people against the Romans in eastern England.

'She was a larger than life character who will remain well known throughout the ages,' said Toyah, 24 - who has appeared in Jubilee, The Tempest and Murder - Ultimate Grounds For Divorce.

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