A number of new cast have been announced to be joining HOLBY CITY.
James Anderson and Emma Catherwood will be playing sibling student doctors Oliver and Penny Valentine from next month.
James, graduated from Warwick University and trained at the Actors Studio in New York City. He has previously appeared on stage and independant film and made his directorial debut in Forgetting Betty. He has also appeared in Rock Rivals.
Emma’s previous TV credits include The Vice, Born and Bred and Vincent. Her film roles include Senseless, Dummy and Against the Dark.
The pair are due to be onscreen from 9th June.
Meanwhile it has also been announced that former Men Behaving Badly star Leslie Ash has signed a one year contract with the show to play Executive Vanessa Lyton from October.
The actress makes a return to TV since contracting MRSA in 2004. She said ‘I can’t wait to be back on set. It’s the last piece of the jigsaw in my recovery.’
Leslie still uses a walking stick after the infection left her partially paralysed. Her character will also require assistance to walk – a fact that Ash is proud of. ‘Disability is misrepresented on television and it’s really fantastic that it did not worry the production team I was disabled.’