Paul Nicholas lands EastEnders role
18 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Nicholas as he appeared in the second series of BBC drama Sunburn
Paul Nicholas, of Just Good Friends and West End fame, is to join the cast of BBC One’s long-running soap EastEnders.
The 69-year-old will play Gavin Sullivan, the estranged husband of Gillian Taylforth’s character Kathy.
“I am delighted to be joining the wonderful cast… for what is going to be an exciting time ahead,” said the actor, who appeared with ex-EastEnder Michelle Collins in BBC drama Sunburn.
“I can’t wait to get started and seeing what’s in store for my character.”
Nicholas’s EastEnders debut follows Taylforth’s surprise return to Albert Square during EastEnders’ 30th anniversary celebrations in February.
The actress’s character, last seen in the soap in 2000, had been thought to be dead for more than a decade after a car crash in South Africa.
Nicholas’s character will be seen following Gillian Taylforth’s character to east London
“We are all thrilled that Paul has agreed to join our cast to play Gavin,” said Dominic Treadwell-Collins, the show’s executive producer.
“It’s brilliant to have him back on our screens, playing a major part in Kathy’s explosive return to the Square, while also holding the key to many more of the Square’s secrets.”
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Source:: BBC Entertainment