Former Dynasty star Stephanie Beacham is ditching her glamorous appearance in favour of grey hair for a new British sitcom about pensioners. Beacham, 66, who played sultry Sable Colby in the popular U.S. soap opera, will join British comedian Russ Abbot and actress Alison Steadman in new BBC comedy Grey Matters, which is set in Norfolk, England.
The show, which follows a group of old age pensioners (OAP) living in the countryside, began filming on Tuesday (24Sep13).
In a post on Twitter.com, Jimmy Mulville, of production company Hat Trick, writes, "Shooting a very funny pilot for BBC1 with a great cast including the peerless Russ Abbot, Alison Steadman and Stephanie Beacham."
Johnny Depp has signed on to narrate a new documentary about the life and work of British cartoonist and artist Ralph Steadman, who often collaborated with the movie star's late writer pal Hunter S. Thompson.
The veteran star will appear opposite Alison Steadman and Brenda Blethyn in the film called King of the Teds, playing a former factory worker.
Jones previously enjoyed a brief cameo role in Tim Burton's 1996 comedy Mars Attacks!, playing himself.
King of the Teds will be shown on Britain's Sky Arts channel later this year (12) as part of a series called Playhouse Presents, which will also see film appearances from Harry Shearer, who will portray former U.S. President Richard Nixon, as well as British actors David Tennant and Richard E. Grant.
"It amazes me to be around a woman who changes lives every day and takes her own lunch to work. I love you for making a difference in my life." Steadman Graham pays tribute to partner Oprah Winfrey as part of the talk-show queen's star-studded tribute show, which was taped at Chicago's United Center arena on Tuesday (17May11).