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Tom Jones to feature in Under Milk Wood TV adaptation

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Apr 17, 2014 | 3:52am EDT

Veteran crooner Sir Tom Jones, singer Charlotte Church and classical star Katherine Jenkins are to join Hollywood actor Michael Sheen in a new TV adaptation of Dylan Thomas' play Under Milk Wood. A new small screen adaptation of the story has been put together with an all-star Welsh cast to mark the centenary of the poet's birth and 60 years since the BBC radio debut of Under Milk Wood, which focuses on the residents of a Welsh fishing village. Jones plays haunted seafarer Captain Cat while the cast also includes Sheen, Fantastic Four actor Ioan Gruffudd, and Brothers & Sisters star Matthew Rhys, who ironically played Thomas in 2008 movie The Edge of Love. Singers Jenkins and Church have also landed roles in the production, along with opera star Bryn Terfel. Jenkins tells the BBC, "It was wonderful to be involved in a project celebrating such a great Welshman. It's also been such a joy to collaborate with so many other Welsh artists whom I respect and admire. I hope the results are a fitting tribute." The 60-minute TV feature is due to air in the U.K. in May (14). A new movie adaptation of the play is also in development staring Welsh actor Rhys Ifans.

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