Breaking Casualty news: Hollywood star Sharon Gless's Casualty episode to air in November

From Cagney & Lacey to Casualty! Sharon Gless is appearing in BBC1’s medical drama, Casualty, in a special guest role… And What’s on TV have just had it confirmed by a Casualty spokesperson that Sharon’s episode will air on BBC1 in November

Sharon, 74, joins Casualty in a pivotal episode for Casualty favourite, doctor Dylan Keogh (Will Beck). She plays Zsa Zsa Harper-Jenkinson, a highly skilled surgeon and former mentor to Dylan.

Sharon is best known for playing Christine Cagney alongside Tyne Daly, who co-starred as Mary Beth Lacey in the New York-based detective drama, running in the US from 1982 until 1988. With a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sharon’s other major works includes Queer as Folk, Burn Notice, Nip/Tuck, for which she earned an Emmy nomination for Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2008. Sharon also recently finished filming hit US drama The Exorcist with Geena Davis

Sharon Gless Emmy

Sharon Gless with Miami Vice’s Don Johnson and their Emmys in 1986

 

Speaking about her upcoming role in Casualty, Sharon said: “I’m a rabid Anglophile. Some of our finest American TV is British. Zsa Zsa is a wonderful character and I hope you all enjoy her too.”

Doctor Dylan Keogh is currently in a difficult predicament on Casualty, with clinical lead Connie very close to discovering he smuggled refugee Sanosi into the UK from France.

Sharon and Tyne

Cagney & Lacey stars Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless in 2010.

Perhaps Zsa Zsa can help Dylan through this difficult time?