Eddie Redmayne and Sheridan Smith

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Plenty of names have been dropped for the role of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, from Emma Watson to Mila Kunis, and they've pulled themselves out of the running just as fast, but on 1 April it seemed we'd finally pinned down the lady who'd be taking on the part.

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Brit actress Sheridan Smith took to Twitter to say: "I'm so excited to tell you that I've been cast as the lead girl in 50 shades of grey opposite Eddie Redmayne, can't wait to start filming!!"

After causing a frenzy among fans, Sheridan followed her first revelation by revealing it was actually an April fools joke: "In my dreams! Haha, I just got that in a minute before midday. Happy April fools twits ;) Xxxxxxxx"

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Looks like the Fifty Shades of Grey search is still on!

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