A UTTOXETER actress is hoping to be named the next villain of the year as she prepares to once again take to the red carpet for a big night of awards.
Anna Passey, better known as Sienna Blake in Channel Four soap Hollyoaks, is hoping to scoop the trophy at the British Soap Awards in London next month.
The former Thomas Alleyne’s High School pupil will find out on Monday whether she has made it on to the shortlist for the award after the first round of voting ended on Tuesday.
Voting will then open again on Monday for the soap-lovers to cast their vote for the actor they would like to be crowned the overall winner of the award.
The 29-year-old will be up against her fellow Hollyoaks stars Jesse Birdall who plays the twisted Fraser Black and Greg Wood who plays his partner in crime Trevor Royle.
Over in Coronation Street she will be competing against nominees Chris Gascoyne who plays alcoholic Peter Barlow, Connor McIntyre who is better known as Pat Phelan and Jack P Shepherd for his portrayal of David Platt.
Eastenders stars are Daniel Coonan who played the now deceased Carl White, Cornell S John better known as Sam James and Charlie Brooks as the manipulative Janine Butcher.
In Emmerdale the competitors are Michael Parr as Ross Barton, Emma Atkins as Charity Sharma and Dominic Power who plays Cameron Murray.
Daytime soap Doctors has Elisabeth Dermot Walsh who plays Zara Carmichael, Neil Haigh as Gus Harper and Mark Cameron as Tom hoping to walk away with the award.
This will be the second time Miss Passey has been in the running for an award for her portrayal of the sinister Sienna, who made her mark after being brought in as the twin sister of long-running heartthrob Dodger.
Earlier this year the actress was shortlisted for the Best Newcomer Awards and narrowly missed out to Eastenders actor Khali Best.
Miss Passey’s character Sienna has had many hard-hitting storylines since becoming a regular fixture on the soap, and the future doesn’t look like it is going to get much easier.
So far Sienna has found out she has a twin brother, broke up a marriage, kidnapped a teenager, faked a pregnancy, nearly killed her love rival and been detained in a mental health hospital.
Now she has discovered the baby she thought had died at birth when she was a teenager is still alive and she is desperately trying to track her down.
Soap fans are urged to visit www.britishsoapawards.tv/vote/ from Monday to vote in the next round for their favourite actresses and actors to be the winner of the British Soap Award.