Monday, May 19, 2008

Kelly Brook in Calendar Girls

Kelly Brook, who will replace the current star Jerry Hall will bare all on stage in the West End show Calendar Girls, an adaptation of the hit 2003 film which starred Dame Helen Mirren and Julie Walters in the lead role, according to Former newsreader Jan Leeming and Coronation Street landlady Bet Lynch Julie Goodyear are also in the line-up when a new cast takes over next month alongside Arabella Weir and Helen Lederer.

based on the true story of a Women's Institute group from North Yorkshire who posed for a naked charity calendar, the women hoped to raise a few hundred pounds for their local hospital, but the calendar was a sensation and went on to raise nearly £600,000.

Brook will play Miss September now being played by Jerry Hall. The 29-year-old actress caused a stir appearing in a bikini for her West End debut in Neil Labute's comedy Fat Pig.

Taking over on November 3, and also featuring Rob James Collier as the photographer who captures the Women's Institute ladies in all their glory, Collier will be familiar to television viewers as Liam Connor in Coronation Street and Calendar Girls will represent his stage debut.

Updated on: 07 Oct 2009

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