Pop Idol gets major TV role

2010-08-16 17:19
The singer-turned-actor will star in six-part drama Bedlam as Ryan, a man whose flat is part of an old pre-Victorian mental hospital which triggers its ex-inmates to come back from the dead.

Explaining the show, a source said: "The flat conversion awakens a darker side of the building, with former asylum spirits coming back to take back what they believe to be theirs.

"They start to seek revenge on those who have wronged them."

Will, who made his acting debut in 2005 movie Mrs. Henderson Presents, is delighted to be involved in the show.

The 31-year-old star said: "I'm so excited to be part of Bedlam. The scripts are original and fantastic, as are the other actors involved. I can't wait to get my teeth into the role."

The series has been made by the creators of popular dramas Queer as Folk and Casanova.

Red Production Company has also signed up a string of other talented actors to star in the drama including Theo James, Charlotte Salt and Ashley Madekwe.

Producer Living TV's director of television Claudia Rosencrantz said: "We've been searching for ages for the right idea to launch Living into original drama, and Bedlam is the perfect fit.

"It's sexy, stylish and truly scary. It is about very frightening things happening to very beautiful people."

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Will Young has scooped his first major TV role in a thriller set in a former lunatic asylum.

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