Doctor Who regular Jemma Redgrave is to join the cast of BBC One’s medical drama, Holby City, for a six month stint.
Redgrave, who reprises her role as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart when the scfi-fi hit returns next weekend, will play the role of Bernie (Berenice) Wolfe, a feisty general surgeon with battlefield experience. She’ll first appear as a patient on Darwin, before settling professionally on Keller, where sparks are bound to fly.
The actress, who will start filming this month, said she was “so happy to be joining the cast.”
Oliver Kent, Executive Producer of Holby City, says: “When we dreamed up the character of Bernie Wolfe, we immediately thought of Jemma Redgrave and we were utterly thrilled when she agreed to join the Holby Company.
“Bernie Wolfe will be a force to be reckoned with and I can’t wait to see her locking horns with our established regulars on the wards.”