Tracey Ullman returning to British TV

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 March 2015
Tracey Ullman

Tracey Ullman

Tracey Ullman is to return to British television following the commissioning of her new series 'The Tracey Ullman Show' after a thirty year absence

Tracey Ullman is returning to British television.

The 'Into the Woods' actress is to star in a brand new series titled 'The Tracey Ullman Show' on BBC One, marking her first role on British TV in three decades.

She said: "It's a privilege to be doing this. I still feel as inspired to inhabit people as I did when I was six, standing on the windowsill in my mother's bedroom, putting on a show."

The 55-year-old star last appeared on the BBC in 'A Kick up the Eighties' and 'Three of a Kind' in the early 80s before moving across the pond to Hollywood, where she's become hugely successful as an actress, writer, producer and director.

She said of her return to the broadcaster: "The BBC has changed a bit since last time I worked here, when it was all men in bow ties who had completed National Service.

"Now there are a lot more women. Great ones. The important things haven't changed though. The BBC still provides an environment that allows you the freedom to create the best shows possible."

Shane Allen, controller of comedy at the BBC, added: "It's about time the Americans gave her back. Tracey has been the missing gem in the British comedy crown for too long. Talent doesn't come much bigger and the BBC audience is in for a huge treat."

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