Katherine Kelly to return to TV screens

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 April 2012
Katherine Kelly

Katherine Kelly

Katherine Kelly is to make her TV return in a new biopic about late comedian Kenny Everett, playing his wife

Katherine Kelly is to make her TV return in a new biopic.

The actress quit her role as Becky McDonald in 'Coronation Street' earlier this year to concentrate on her theatre career but will next been seen in a new BBC Four drama about the life of comedian Kenny Everett.

'The Best Possible Taste' follows the unconventional love story between Kenny (Oliver Lansley) and his wife Lee Middleton (Katherine) and will feature some of his most famous characters, including Sid Snot and Cupid Stunt.

The 90-minute film will show how Kenny - who died in April 1995 at the age of 50 from an AIDS-related illness - became one of Britain's best-loved and rebellious and innovative broadcasters.

After announcing she was leaving 'Coronation Street', Katherine admitted she must be "crazy" to quit the ITV1 soap.

She explained: "It's a bit crazy leaving a job that's still so brilliant and I do wonder, 'Am I just being a madam?' But I've done a lot of soul-searching and shed a few tears. It took me a long time to admit to myself that it was the right thing to do.

"I don't have any commitments, and there are great parts out there that I want to play. There's no more to it than me wanting a change, a challenge, and to get that balance back. It sounds so boring - and my brothers tease, 'Oh poor you, pulling pretend pints all day' - but it's very, very long hours and you're knackered when you get home. It does take over."

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