IN FOR THE LONG HAUL
A 58-year veteran of Coronation Street, original star WILLIAM ROACHE has said he’ll never quit his role as Ken Barlow because retirement doesn’t enter his thoughts. “I enjoy what I’m doing and I’m lucky in that I’m in a job where I can age. I’m actually falling to bits in front of people’s eyes and that’s what I’m meant to do,” enthuses the 85-year-old.
The cast for The Cry, the ABC’s upcoming drama co-production with the BBC, has been finalised. Jenna Coleman, the star of period drama Victoria, and Top of the Lake’s EWEN LESLIE will headline the fourpart psychological thriller alongside Offspring’s ASHER KEDDIE and ALEX DIMITRIADES. Joining them will be The
Crown’s STELLA GONET, Romper Stomper’s MARKELLA
KAVENAGH and Wentworth’s SHAREENA CLANTON. It chronicles the lives of Joanna (Coleman) and her husband Alistair (Leslie) who travel with their baby from Scotland to Australia to visit Alistair’s mother Elizabeth (Gonet) and to fight for custody of Alistair’s daughter Chloe (Kavenagh) against his Australian ex-wife Alexandra (Keddie). It sparks a tragedy that alters the couple’s marriage and disintegrates Joanna’s psychology. The Cry will air on ABC later in 2018.