Line Of Duty’s Kelly Macdonald signs up to make guest cameo in English-speaking version of Call My Agent!
Amazon Prime Video is set to premiere star-studded British remake of Call My Agent! in the UK and Ireland.
The actress, 45, is set to play an exaggerated version of herself in the upcoming adaptation, which focuses on a top Paris talent agency.
Cameo: Line Of Duty’s Kelly Macdonald, 45 – who took on the role of DSI Jo Davidson in the BBC police drama series – has signed up for the English-speaking version of Call My Agent!
As well as Kelly, it will feature previously unannounced cameos including Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams, with more names to be released shortly.
Series regulars include Jack Davenport, Lydia Leonard, Maggie Steed, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Hiftu Quasem, Fola Evans-Akingbola, The Crown’s Rebecca Humphries, Harry Trevaldwyn, Notting Hill star Tim McInnerny, Natasha Little, Edward Bluemel, Eleonore Arnaud and Jim Broadbent.
The adaptation retains the essence of the French series, where a Parisian talent agency’s employees must scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat after the sudden death of their founder.
However, the remake will incorporate writer/director John Morton’s unique British sensibility and introduce some new storylines.
You do you! The actress is set to play an exaggerated version of herself in the upcoming adaptation, which focuses on a top Paris talent agency
Star-studded: As well as Kelly, it will feature previously unannounced cameos including Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams, with more names to be released shortly
John told Daily Mail: ‘I’m thrilled, startled and daunted to be given the chance to re-create such a wonderful show as ‘Call My Agent!’ for an English language audience.’
In a statement, John also added: ‘It’s great to be working with Amazon Prime Video who support creativity and gives us the freedom to put our own distinctively British stamp on the series.
‘It’s a privilege to be working with an extraordinary cast, along with some star-studded cameos, who together represent the best of Britain’s talent.’
Martin Backlund, Head of Content, UK, Ireland and Nordics at Prime Video said: ‘Call My Agent! has been a runaway hit; we’re delighted to have worked hand in hand with the creative teams behind the show to bring a uniquely British slant for Prime Video members in the UK and Ireland.
Making her mark: Most recently, she played the guest lead in BBC One’s popular police drama series Line Of Duty to great critical acclaim
‘The incredible ensemble cast, coupled with the talented team behind the cameras, means it’s sure to be something special, and we’re looking forward to seeing how our customers respond.’
Kelly made her debut in Trainspotting before segueing into worldwide credits, appearing in No Country for Old Men, Gosford Park, The Girl in the Café, Brave and Boardwalk Empire, Giri/Haji and State of Play.
Most recently, she played the guest lead in BBC One’s popular police drama series Line Of Duty to great critical acclaim.
Later this year, she will star opposite Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen in Operation Mincemeat, directed by John Madden.