Professor Green has landed his first movie role as a policeman in new horror movie Are We Dead Yet?

The 34-year-old artist, who has recently presented a series of TV documentaries for the BBC, will star in the film alongside British reality star Marcel Somerville and singer Lisa Maffia.

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Speaking to The Sun newspaper, a source said: "Pro's had huge success with his cutting-edge television documentaries.

''People find him relatable and he reckons he has what it takes to be a top actor on the British movie scene. While he knows this film isn't going to win any Oscars, he feels it's a good chance to test his talent.''

Professor Green received positive reviews for his recent BBC documentaries

Green, who was previously married to Made in Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh, hasn't released an album since 2014's Growing Up in Public and he recently admitted that his health woes "nearly killed" him last year.

The Read All About It hitmaker suffered a series of complications, including a collapsed lung and pneumonia, after undergoing a five-hour operation, and he confessed he's lucky to still be alive following his medical ordeal.

Alongside a photo of himself in his hospital bed, he wrote: "I'm on the mend. Turns out I'm only the second person in the world to have an allergic reaction to the mesh used to fix my hernia. I've had a giggle on Instagram but here's the reality. I didn't wanna worry anyone, least of all my nan. I came back to hospital with pneumonia, a partially collapsed lung, distension, fluid build up and ileus (my guts had shut down).

"I'm getting better. Everything is starting to work again, all my bloods are looking better and I finally got some sleep last night. (sic)"

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