Home > BBC2, News > News – Ruth Negga Cast to Play Shirley Bassy in BBC Drama

News – Ruth Negga Cast to Play Shirley Bassy in BBC Drama

The BBC have today revealed that Misfits and Criminal Justice actor Ruth Negga has been cast to play Shirley Bassy in an upcoming BBC2 drama. The sixty minute program will focus on the performer’s rise to fame.

The supporting cast will feature Lesley Sharp as her mother and Charlie Creed-Miles as her manager.

Regarding her new casting, Negga said: “I’m thrilled to be cast in the role of Shirley Bassey and it’s an absolute honour to be playing her in such an intimate story of her life.”

The Executive Producer Maxine Watson has said: “Dame Shirley Bassey is iconic – she transcends age, race and class. The big voice and vocal style are unmistakable, but it took so much more than that to take her from Tiger Bay to world class headliner. Hers is a classic story of overcoming poverty through personal sacrifice and I’m thrilled that we have such a fantastic cast to bring this story to life.”

The film will air on BBC2 later in the year.

Advertisements
Categories: BBC2, News
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: