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Matthew Perry heading to U.K. TV

Mar 04, 2014 | 7:18am EST

Friends star Matthew Perry is to make his U.K. TV acting debut after accepting a role in a quirky new British comedy. Perry has signed up to star in a one-off show called The Dog Thrower, playing a man who inspires a new trend by tossing his pet in the air, which is part of the Playhouse Presents series. The actor follows in the footsteps of his former Friends co-star Matt LeBlanc who became a regular on U.K. TV after landing a recurring role in British comedy Episodes in 2011. The Playhouse Presents series also includes a gang heist drama called Foxtrot, which pairs Skyfall star Ben Whishaw with singer-turned-actress Billie Piper, Timeless, starring model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne, and Nosferatu In Love, featuring Mark Strong. The shows air in the U.K. later this year (14).

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