Breaking Casualty news: Hollywood star Sharon Gless's Casualty episode to air in November
From Cagney & Lacey to Casualty! Sharon Gless (opens in new tab) is appearing in BBC1’s medical drama, Casualty (opens in new tab), in a special guest role... And What's on TV have just had it confirmed by a Casualty spokesperson that Sharon's episode will air on BBC1 in November
Sharon, 74, joins Casualty in a pivotal episode for Casualty favourite, doctor Dylan Keogh (Will Beck (opens in new tab)). She plays Zsa Zsa Harper-Jenkinson, a highly skilled surgeon and former mentor to Dylan.
Sharon is best known for playing Christine Cagney alongside Tyne Daly, who co-starred as Mary Beth Lacey in the New York-based detective drama, running in the US from 1982 until 1988. With a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sharon’s other major works includes Queer as Folk, Burn Notice, Nip/Tuck, for which she earned an Emmy nomination for Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2008. Sharon also recently finished filming hit US drama The Exorcist with Geena Davis
Speaking about her upcoming role in Casualty, Sharon said: “I'm a rabid Anglophile. Some of our finest American TV is British. Zsa Zsa is a wonderful character and I hope you all enjoy her too.”
Doctor Dylan Keogh is currently in a difficult predicament on Casualty, with clinical lead Connie very close to discovering he smuggled refugee Sanosi into the UK from France.
Perhaps Zsa Zsa can help Dylan through this difficult time?
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