Tom Jones to make acting debut as Teddy Boy

Tom Jones to make acting debut as Teddy Boy

Veteran chart star Sir Tom Jones is to make his acting debut in a new drama.

The It's Not Unusual singer will star alongside Alison Steadman and Brenda Blethyn in the TV film, King Of The Teds.

Sir Tom - soon to be seen as a coach on BBC1's forthcoming talent search The Voice - will be seen in the Sky Arts drama in the spring.

The 71-year-old plays Ron, a former bottle factory worker who was once the top Teddy Boy in his area as a youth.

He and his wife Tina find their lives turned upside down when they once again meet a friend from their early days.

The Welsh singing star previously took a brief cameo role in Tim Burton's comedy Mars Attacks, playing himself.

The new film is part of a Sky Arts series called Playhouse Presents which also features one-off dramas with star names like Harry Shearer or David Tennant.

James Hunt, director of Sky Arts, said: "We are thrilled to have this phenomenal calibre of talent involved in such interesting and original films on the channel.

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Friday February 24, 2012

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