American-based actress explains why she followed her heart and returned to Britain for a new BBC2 drama
Jacqueline Bisset, who has worked with some of the greatest directors on both sides of the Atlantic over five decades, is returning to Britain to star in a major television drama series by the acclaimed writer-director Stephen Poliakoff.
Dancing on the Edge, to be screened on BBC2 from next month, is set in the early 1930s and follows a group of black jazz musicians who entertain London's upper-class society, encountering racism, class prejudice and nationalism.
Bisset, 68, who was once described by Newsweek as "the most beautiful actress of all time", said the series tells a story that has contemporary parallels, and explained that she had wanted to make more British drama and increase her range of roles.
In an interview with the Observer, the bilingual star of British and French descent said she »
- Dalya Alberge
Similar News ItemsBrad Pitt
- With 'Entourage' arriving soon, we examine classic films about boys being boys (From Hitfix. 24 May 2015, 11:00 AM, PDT)
- Watch: George Clooney Says He May Get “Arrested” For Latest Prank On Brad Pitt On Graham Norton Show (Video) (From GossipCop. 22 May 2015, 1:12 PM, PDT)
- World War Z Sequel Gets a 2017 Release Date (From Cinelinx. 22 May 2015, 11:40 AM, PDT)
- Variety Critics Debate the Best and Worst of Cannes 2015 (From Variety - Film News. 25 May 2015, 3:33 PM, PDT)
- New trailer for Black Mass with Johnny Depp (From TheMovieBit. 25 May 2015, 2:08 PM, PDT)
- Johnny Depp returns to the life of crime in new Black Mass trailer (From Cineplex. 25 May 2015, 11:47 AM, PDT)
- Cannes: 21 Films That Stood Out at the 2015 Festival (From Variety - Film News. 25 May 2015, 11:00 AM, PDT)
- 'Carol,' 'Inside Out' and 10 other Cannes 2015 films ready for Oscar's closeup (From Hitfix. 25 May 2015, 9:27 AM, PDT)
- Alicia Vikander in talks for Bourne 5 and Assassin’s Creed (From Flickeringmyth. 25 May 2015, 1:02 AM, PDT)