In 1999, he appeared in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels‘ and followed that up with an appearance as Bullet-Tooth Tony in ‘Snatch‘.

” Joe Joyce is keeping active and will return to the ring against Alexander Ustinov on May 18 at Stevenage FC’s Lamex Stadium. The bout is set to mark the beginning of his new relationship with promoter Frank Warren, who is looking to build up a meeting between Joyce and Daniel Dubois/Nathan Gorman later this year.

2 Joe Joyce beat former world champion Bermane Stiverne in his last fight Billy Joe Saunders will headline the show at Stevenage’s home ground against Shefat Isufi, with heavyweight chief support earlier in the night. Joyce’s opponent Ustinov is a giant 6ft 8ins Russian who has lost his last two fights to Manuel Charr and Michael Hunter.

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Joyce said: “I could have waited until the big fight night on July 13, but I wanted to keep busy. “I didn’t want a journeyman, so we chose a 6ft 8ins giant and former world heavyweight title challenger Alexander Ustinov who’s only lost three times. 2 Alexander Ustinov will provide an interesting style for Joyce to handle “He is big, awkward and he can punch.

My aim is to take him out in spectacular fashion and put on a great show for the fans at the Lamex Stadium.” ” ” Chris Kamara is to join the long and illustrious list of footballers to try their hand at acting. The former Sheffield United star, who has become a national treasure thanks to his punditry skills, is set to make his debut in an episode of Emmerdale at the end of June.

ITV 11 Chris Kamara is going to make his professional acting debut in Emmerdale later this month Although he has hosted Goals on Sunday for many years, this will be his first foray into the world of professional acting. Kamara said: “I watch Emmerdale with my wife and my son, in fact my son is a massive Emmerdale fan so if I was coming down, they had to come too. It was a great day and I loved it!

I essentially got to play myself and not a character, but hopefully that’ll be the next thing along the line.” Emmerdale producer, Kate Brooks, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have Chris join us for a special cameo in Emmerdale. “With Chris’ football expertise, he certainly manages to ruffle a few feathers with our newly formed Woolpack football team.” getty 11 Kamara had spells at Leeds United and Sheffield United But Kamara is not the first, and will certainly not be the last footballer to swap his boots for a script. Below, has taken a look at some of the best and worst cameos from the stars of football who have crossed into the world of acting.

While some are Oscar-worthy, others were just downright cringe-worthy and should be consigned to history.Μάντσεστερ_Γιουνάιτεντ

So grab some popcorn, and scroll down to see the best 10 appearances by footballers on screen.

LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest London bound? Arsenal target Dennis Praet agent confirms interest in player CLINICAL Miedema nets brace to become Netherlands’ record scorer in Cameroon win STAYING PUT Gonzalo Higuain will see out his contract at Juventus, agent confirms Eric Cantona – Looking for Eric On paper, there are few better footballers equipped to cross over into the world of acting than ‘The King’.

Surly, enigmatic and ridiculously talented, the Frenchman has all the attributes to thrive in front of the camera. During his suspension in 1995 for kung-fu kicking a fan at Selhurst Park, Cantona starred in a French film called ‘Le bonheur est dans le pre’ as a rugby player. But it was in the 2009 classic ‘Looking for Eric‘ where his acting credentials came to the fore.

A film about the escape football can bring from the trials and tribulations, the 53-play-old plays himself and was well-received earning an 85 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. getty 11 Cantona attends the Looking For Eric photocall at the International Cannes Film Festival in 2009 /**/ /**/ Bookmakers predict how next season’s Premier League table will look Fitz Hall – Fifth Element Before making his name as a defender for Crystal Palace and Watford, Hall had a brief cameo appearance in ‘Fifth Element‘. An English-language French science fiction film, it starred Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich and focused on the Hollywood legends trying to save planet earth.

The Leytonstone-native appeared briefly in the start of the film, but is fondly remembered for having one of the best nicknames in football; ‘One Size’. 11 ‘One Size’ Fitz Hall was an actor before a footballer Ally McCoist – A Shot at Glory talkSPORT’s very own Ally McCoist also has starred on screen, alongside Michael Keaton and Robert Duvall no less.

McCoist played Jackie McQuillan, a striker signed from Arsenal by fictional Scottish football club Kilnockie FC, based on a North of Scotland Highland Football League club who are managed by Gordon McLeod (Duvall). While Duvall’s Scottish accent is perhaps the highlight of the film, watching Kilnockie try and win the Scottish Cup Final against Rangers is definitely worth the watch. getty 11 McCoist with some of his ‘A Shot at Glory’ cast members in Los Angeles Frank Leboeuf – The Theory of Everything Famed for his career with Chelsea and 1998 World Cup win with France, Leboeuf moved to Los Angeles following his retirement in 2005.

The cultured centre-back played for amateur team Hollywood United, and was desperate to get into acting. Leboeuf studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood, and was paid just $100 for his first role. He kept the cheque as a memento.

His finest work came in the Stephen Hawking biopic, ‘The Theory of Everything‘, where he played the doctor who performed a tracheostomy operation. getty 11 Leboeuf attends the opening night reception at the 11th annual City Of Lights, City Of Angels French Film Festival Vinnie Jones – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Another talkSPORT regular, Jones capitalised on his tough-man image and has appeared in a number of Hollywood films. The ‘Crazy Gang’ member was by no means unsuccessful on the pitch, but his exploits on camera have made him a global star.

In 1999, he appeared in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels‘ and followed that up with an appearance as Bullet-Tooth Tony in ‘Snatch‘. But his big break came in ‘Gone in 60 Seconds‘ where, despite having one line of dialogue, he earned another major role alongside John Travolta in ‘Swordfish‘.

He also appeared as Juggernaut in X-Men: The Last Stand. getty 11 Jones alongside Guy Ritchie at the ‘Snatch’ premiere Zinedine Zidane – Goal An absolute cult classic with fans across the glove, ‘Goal‘ follows the story of Santiago Munez from the slums of Mexico, to a gardening job in California, to playing for Newcastle United. Along the way, the young striker bumps into Raul and Zidane at a bar after a game.

While the French maestro only has a brief cameo, his superstar quality has the desired affect on the starstruck Magpies forward. The Real Madrid boss has also appeared in ‘Asterix at the Olympic Games‘, but the film was largely panned… 11 Zidane, Bixente Lizarazu and Christophe Dugarry attend the Asterix at the Olympic Games Paris Premiere David Beckham – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Like Zidane, Beckham appeared in ‘Goal’ and even managed to make it into the sequel.

But his good looks and global appeal mean he has featured in multiple productions. A close friend of Guy Ritchie, the former England captain made a cameo in ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E’ having already appeared in several commercials for sponsors such as Pepsi. But it was his appearance in another Ritchie-directed film, ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ which had critics talking.

In their review, Empire call the cameo a “misguided, fist-biter of a performance — almost impressive when you consider it features a man who’s actually from Leytonstone playing an unconvincing Cockney — and the fact that this piece of stunt casting overshadows a hugely significant character moment for Arthur bespeaks the film’s pervading ill-judged, shouty feel.” Bobby Moore and Pele – Escape to Victory ‘Escape to Victory‘ is a bit like ‘The Great Escape‘ but, instead of Steve McQueen and James Garner, it’s Michael Caine and Pele who take the lead roles. And, instead of focusing on historical accuracy, the film revolves around a team of Allied footballers trying to escape a German POW camp during a friendly game.

With Sylvester Stallone in goal, the Allied team managed to scrape a draw and escape from their captor’s clutches. Watch out for other footballers in the film, including John Wark, Osvaldo Ardiles, Kazimierz Deyna, Mike Summerbee, and Russell Osman. getty 11 Michael Caine and Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate beating Germany in the film Escape to Victory Ian Wright – Gun of the Black Sun The former Crystal Palace and England striker may not have chosen the greatest film to make his debut in, but he earned rave reviews regardless.

The film deals with a range of complex issues including crime, violence, neo-Nazism and the abuse of music and digital technology to resurrect and rule an Aryan race. One review on IMDb states: ‘Gary [Douglas] has also been very shrewd in his casting of Ian Wright, the ex-footballer and TV presenter, as Duke, a role he carries off surprisingly well and is clearly leagues ahead of Vinnie Jones in the acting stakes.’ getty 11 Ian Wright’s acting debut was well-received by critics Stan Collymore – Basic Instinct 2 Unbelievably, they did in fact make a sequel to the 1992 film, 14 years after Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone electrified audiences across the globe.

Sadly, as with most sequels, the film flattered to deceive and was panned – receiving a 4.3/10 on IMDb. However, Stone heaped praise on the former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker for saving her life when a stunt went wrong. The actress got her stiletto stuck in the floor as she tried to escape a submerged car. She said: “Working with Stan was so extraordinary.

He is the loveliest, most chivalrous, most charming and most professional person. And because of that, when this incident happened I felt really confident that we would get out of it.  I’ve done a lot of stunts in movies and I have never done anything that was as difficult or demanding as this sequence.” getty 11 Stan Collymore arrives at the World Premiere of ‘Basic Instinct II: Risk Addiction’ “

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