Reece in one-off ITV1 comedy 'The Abbey'

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Reece in one-off ITV1 comedy 'The Abbey'

Post by Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:40 am

Reece is starring alongside Russell Brand, Liz Smith & others in a one-off comedy show, made by Steve Coogan's TV company :)

From the 'The Mirror' (15/11/06)

RUSSELL Brand has landed a new acting role - playing a crack addict desperate to kick the habit.

The ex-real life drug addict will star in ITV1's The Abbey with Wet, Wet, Wet singer Marti Pellow and Royle Family favourite Liz Smith.

They will be joined by funnygirl Morwenna Banks, League of Gentleman star :wink: Reece Shearsmith :wink: and comedian Omid Djali.

The one-off show, made by Steve Coogan's TV company, will be shown in the New Year. If it proves a hit it may become a full series.
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Post by Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:43 am

More information - this time from 'Chortle':

Former heroin junkie Russell Brand has landed a role in a new ITV1 sitcom set in a rehab clinic.

He will play a ‘completely clueless’ crack addict in The Abbey, The Sun reports today.


Former Absolutely star Morwenna Banks is writing the show, inspired by The Priory addiction clinic favoured by celebrities.


Banks also stars as the faded rock star who runs the centre, while former Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow — another former heroin addict — plays her husband.


League of Gentleman star Reece Shearsmith appears as The Abbey’s resident doctor while veteran Royle Family actress Liz Smith plays a geriatric sex addict.


A pilot will soon be shot by Steve Coogan and Henry Normal’s production company, Baby Cow. Banks most recently played receptionist Vicky in Coogan’s comedy Saxondale.
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Post by MrsBeasley » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:22 pm

Oh excellent :D

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Post by Papa's Book Of Wives » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:58 pm

GAH! Just madly posted this in reece's piece's but nnnnnever-a-mind!

I cannot WAIT for this.... and I have a frankly disturbing hope that Reece is wearing glasses to play the Doctor. PLEASE????? *sends mental voodoo vibes to tv producers*

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Post by Tinkerbell2 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:08 pm

Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer wrote: Former heroin junkie Russell Brand
Hahaha! Put nicely.

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Post by Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:54 pm

Reece.....as a Doctor........... PLEASE ITV MAKE HIM WEAR A WHITE COAT!!!!!!!!!!



Surely in the law of husbands if a husband wears a white coat, i have first dibs ;)


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Post by papas pegs » Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:36 pm

when will the programme be shown

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Post by DevilWalksInTheSand » Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:45 pm

Oooh this sounds promising....thanks for sharing the news. Hardly an acting stretch for Russell Brand though eh? :wink:
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Post by Tubby Little Titwitch » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:52 pm

Woohoo! *dances*

White coat possibility? *faints*

Excellent news! Ta GTJW!
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Post by ChubbyTubby » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:29 pm

Cheeky Chezzy Woo wrote:Reece.....as a Doctor........... PLEASE ITV MAKE HIM WEAR A WHITE COAT!!!!!!!!!!
Or one of those sexy nurse outfits...

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Post by Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:36 pm

ChubbyTubby wrote:
Cheeky Chezzy Woo wrote:Reece.....as a Doctor........... PLEASE ITV MAKE HIM WEAR A WHITE COAT!!!!!!!!!!
Or one of those sexy nurse outfits...

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The Abbey on ITV1

Post by Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:31 pm

'The Abbey' is due to be broadcast on ITV1 sometime in February :wink:
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Post by MrsBeasley » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:38 pm

Ooooooooooooh fabby! :D

I seriously can't wait for this
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Post by ChubbyTubby » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:12 pm

Has anyone heard any more about this?

It sounds fabulous, I've never seen Russell act I am eagerly anticipating it :)

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Post by Laura Folds Five » Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:00 am

Me too! I'm almost more excited about seeing whether Russell can act than I am seeing lovely Reece on telly again.

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