Damian Lewis to appear in Vicar of Dibley

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 March 2013
Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis will play a charming vicar in a 'Vicar of Dibley' Comic Relief special tomorrow (15.03.13)

Damian Lewis will appear in a 'Vicar of Dibley' special tomorrow (15.03.13).

The 'Homeland' actor portrays a charming vicar in a 10-minute Comic Relief special - which has been penned by show creator Richard Curtis - and has promised fans are in for a treat.

He said: "Richard Curtis has done a brilliant thing in getting all the cast back together.

"It's very funny and anyone who loves the show is just going to have a riot with this."

The sketch sees Dawn French reprise her role as vicar Geraldine Granger for the first time in seven years as she and parishioners including Hugo Horton (James Fleet) and Owen Newitt (Roger Lloyd-Pack) head in to London on a mission, where they run into Damian's character.

Joking about the time elapsed since the show last aired, Dawn said: "It's the first time we've been together for ages, so everyone can witness the rapid deterioration of us all.

"Since we last saw the vicar and her parish members, the astonishing and shocking amount of decay is alarming.

"I don't want to give too much away about the sketch, but the vicar heads up the fight for equality in church law."

Dawn will also appear in character on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 show tomorrow, taking the daily Pause For Thought religious slot.

Chris said: "I'm a huge, huge fan of 'The Vicar of Dibley' and I have a big soft spot for Geraldine Granger.

"I'm very much looking forward to welcoming her to the studio."

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