Ever get the feeling that The Bill is just a retirement home for ex-soap stars? Well, guess what? Former EastEnder Shaun Williamson is apparently set to guest star on the show too.
It seems the actor will play gang leader Dave Monks, who comes under scrutiny during an international drugs smuggling investigation. The actor told The Sun: "I had forgotten about the long days and how hard the actors and crew work on a continuing drama. But everyone has been fantastic to work with." Shaun Williamson, who won legions of devotees as inept Albert Square car dealer Barry Evans, went on: "I am really chuffed with the character and storyline I have been given. Playing a villain is something I want to do more of!" He will reportedly appear on the show in August.
He joins a list of ex soap stars that includes ex-EastEnders actors Todd Carty, Roberta Taylor and Russell Floyd, Family Affairs’ Beth Cordingley, Pal Aron, formerly of Casualty and Coronation Street’s Ciaran Griffiths and Jane Danson. He may have starred in EastEnders between 1994 and 2003, but I loved him as ‘Barry From EastEnders’ in Ricky Gervais’ hit sitcom Extras. Where will he go after The Bill though…Hollywoodoaks?
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