Philip Glenister eyes dream role at National Theatre

Wednesday May 13, 2009

Ashes To Ashes star Philip Glenister says he would love to appear on the West End stage once the third and final series of Eighties-set drama Ashes To Ashes has been filmed.

"I'd like to do a new play, probably at the National," said the 46-year-old actor, who plays DCI Gene Hunt in the show. "I'd like it there because they do it in repertory so you're not working every night and you get a bit of time off, too," he added.

"My problem is my boredom threshold's very low. So I love the rehearsal process, but once I'm up and running I can find it a bit repetitive," admitted Philip, who recently revealed he'd love to star in a "British version of Magnum".

Fans of teh actor's tough, no-nonsense police officer character needn't worry that he's turning soft, however. "I don't think you'll be seeing me in a musical like Hairspray any time soon," says the Londoner

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