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Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw join cast of Fleabag series 2

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw CBE are set to guest star in series 2 of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s award-winning series Fleabag.

Scott Thomas and Shaw join returning cast members Olivia Colman (Godmother), Sian Clifford (Claire), Bill Paterson (Dad), Brett Gelman (Martin), Jenny Rainsford (Boo), Hugh Skinner (Harry), Hugh Dennis (Bank Manager), and the already announced addition of Andrew Scott (The Priest).

Of the new cast additions Waller-Bridge said: “They literally begged me to be in it. Begged me. Begged. One of them was crying.”

Kirstin Scott Thomas said: “Phoebe Waller Bridge cannot be ignored. She manages to hit core issues with sledgehammer brutality as she trips along with a spring in her step. I laughed helplessly as I binge watched the first brilliantly funny series and enjoyed being aghast at times. I was very flattered to be asked to be in Series 2.”

Fleabag is back for a second bite, and this time she is going toe to toe with the man upstairs. In an unexpected twist of fate, our lost little rascal meets a Priest (Andrew Scott) who jolts her into seeing the world in a different way. Picking up a year on, there are still old wounds to unpick and new ones to dress as the next chapter of Fleabag’s life takes her to hell and back.

Since the end of the last hilarious series when her entire family rejected her, her darkest secret was revealed and she nearly threw herself in front of a car, she’s back for more laughs than ever.

Fleabag and Claire are brought together by an unexpected attack and tensions rise as another side of her sister emerges. Further afield, Dad still can’t look Fleabag in the eye and Godmother slithers closer into the girls’ lives.

When it launched in 2016 Fleabag was BBC Three’s most popular and acclaimed show of the year. It has won a BAFTA, two Royal Television Society awards, two Broadcast Awards and a British Press Guild Award.

Fleabag will premiere on BBC Three and Amazon Prime Video this spring.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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