Clarke Peters, famed for his role in US drama The Wire is set to make a guest appearance on HOLBY CITY.
Clarke joins the show on 14th July as Derek Newman, the father of Donna Jackson (Jaye Jacobs).
In a major storyline, Derek is admitted to Holby with a serious medical condition and learns that he has cancer of the splenic flexure, pancreas and abdominal wall – and Ric Griffin (Hugh Quarshie) must save his life.
Clarke, who appears in Holby until August 11, said: “The Holby experience was an eye-opener for me as to how professional everyone working in that factory of entertainment must be.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Holby and have fallen in love with my daughter, Jaye, all over again. I will miss playing with Hugh Quarshie, Hari Dhillon and Phoebe Thomas. Holby’s probably the only hospital I’d enjoy revisiting.”
Diana Kyle, HOLBY CITY series producer, added: “Clarke has an amazing body of work from West End Theatre to The Wire and we were delighted when he agreed to come and join the team at Holby.
“His time spent playing Donna’s father has been an absolute joy for all of us.”