Soap star joins cast of Beauty And The Beast
ASOAP actor who has appeared in over 50 comedies and dramas is joining the cast of the The Brindley pantomime.
Dean Harris will be playing Belle’s father, Maurice, in Beauty And The Beast, alongside Amelle Berrabah who plays Fairy Sugababe in the #Brindleypanto.
Dean Harris is a seasoned actor, appearing in Godspell, Blake’s Seven, Dixon Of Dock Green, The Sweeney, Grange Hill, Z-Cars, Eastenders and Coronation Street (where he played Alan Skidmore).
He began his acting career in 1966; the early years spent appearing with leading repertory companies in the UK as well as touring the United Kingdom, Canada and Zimbabwe.
In London’s West End he played Judas in Godspell opposite Robert Lindsay at Wyndham’s Theatre (1974) and Dadda Kemp in Entertaining Mr Sloane opposite Alison Steadman at The Arts (2001).
He has also appreaed in more than 50 television comedies and dramas, including Sherlock Holmes, The Sweeney, As Time Goes By and If You Go Down In The Woods Today to name a few.
Dean also appeared in the BBC children television comedy series, as the naive Mr Boyes in Bad Boyes; and the environment polluter, Mr Belcher in Earth Warp.
In an adult orientated series he played Sgt Quirk in Blood Money, from which Michael Denison’s and Dean’s characters ● The Brindley Theatre were taken and given their own espionage series called Cold Warrior.
He was also seen as the best safe cracker in business in the BBC series The Fourth Arm, plus the animal rights militant, Curtis Jaeger in Howards’ Way.
Other television appearances include in Z-Cars, Softly, Softly, Bergerac, Blake’s 7, Casualty, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Shoestring, London’s Burning, Drop The Dead Donkey, Grange Hill, Heartbeat, Howards’ Way, Silent Witness, A Touch Of Frost, and five different characters in The Bill.
His voice work includes dramas on CBC-radio and the part of Villa in the initial audio recordings of Blake’s 7.
He played opposite Derek Jacobi in The Martian Chronicles and has a five-page death scene in the audio version of Dan Dare.
Last year Dean’s critically acclaimed performance as movie mogul Louis B Mayer in The Tailor Made Man earned him an Offie nomination for Best Actor.
‘Red Dress’ singer Amelle Berrabah is also starring in the production. She joined the Sugababes in 2005 after their manager had seen her perform years earlier as a member of her first band, Boo2.
The Sugababes went onto worldwide success with selling more than 12 million albums, over 26 top 10 singles and two number one hits.
Dame Rob Squire was recently revealed a returning to the Halton Borough Council venue this year. Charlie Griffiths is also returning to the cast.
They will join former Miss British Isles Rebecca Lake, actor and local theatre star, Andrew Curphey, in the Brindley production.
The show is being staged by Polka Dot Pantomimes on behalf of Halton Borough Council.
Halton Borough Council’s executive board Member for The Arts, Cllr Phil Harris, said: “The cast is shaping up nicely.
“Why not book early to avoid disappointment and get the best seats!”
Beauty And The Beast, presented by Polka Dot Pantomines, runs from 10 December 2018 to 13 January 2019.
For tickets and Information visit www.thebrindley.org.uk
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