Thursday, October 08, 2009

Sir Ian McKellen and former Doctor Who team up for mockumentary

Sir Ian McKellen will star alongside a former Doctor Who in a one-off mockumentary set in a fictitious run-down drama school, the Clapham Academy of Creative Arts.

McKellen will play his fictitious brother Murray, who runs the academy, which is known by its acronym CACA. Joining him in the academy's faculty will be Sylvester McCoy, who played the seventh Doctor Who and Jonathan Hyde, from The Mummy.

The Academy will be produced by DLT Entertainment, producer of My Family and As Times Goes By, and 2act Productions. Humphrey Barclay, former controller of drama at London Weekend Television, will produce the comedy.

Barclay and John Bartlett from My Family will produce the programme, which was created and directed by Peter Hinton. The producers hope to turn the one-off into a series.

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