28/11/2008

Stephanie Beacham To Join 'Coronation Street'

Stephanie Beacham is set to join the cast of ITV soap 'Coronation Street', as a potential love interest for the Street's Ken Barlow (William Roache), it has been revealed.

The 61-year-old is due to appear in the show in January and will be in the show for around three to four months. According to the show's website, Beacham will play Martha, a "slightly eccentric theatre actress" who lives on a canal barge.
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The pair will meet when Ken is walking by the canal and will develop a friendship, based on their "same love of literature and theatre".

Beacham is best known for her roles in Eighties US soap opera 'The Colbys' and ITV's prison drama 'Bad Girls'.

(KMcA)


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