The glorious Emma Thompson will appear in series two of Ben Elton's Shakespeare sitcom, Upstart Crow...
Ben Elton's BBC Two Shakespeare sitcom starring David Mitchell has scored an enviable guest star for its 2017 Christmas special. Emma Thompson will join the ranks of Dame Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Miranda Richardson when she plays Queen Elizabeth I in the festive episode.
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The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding will also appear in the second series alongside regulars Mitchell, Liza Tarbuck, Harry Enfield, Gemma Whelan and Helen Monks, playing English composer Thomas Morley.
Here's the official synopsis for the currently filming second series, which continues to follow William Shakespeare's journey to establishment acceptance in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, and is due to air later this year.