Kristin Scott Thomas & Fiona Shaw Join Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s BBC & Amazon Comedy ‘Fleabag’

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The English Patient star Kristin Scott Thomas and Harry Potter star Fiona Shaw have joined Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s BBC and Amazon comedy Fleabag.

The pair are to guest star in the series, which is produced by All3Media’s Two Brothers Pictures and airs later this spring. Their roles have not been disclosed.

Shaw recently worked with Waller-Bridge on BBC America hit Killing Eve, where she played the role of Carolyn Martens, the Head of the Russian Service at M16.

In the second season of Fleabag, Waller-Bridge’s eponymous character goes toe to toe with the man upstairs and meets a Priest, played by Sherlock’s Andrew Scott, who jolts her into seeing the world in a different way. Fleabag’s family is also as dysfunctional as ever: her uptight sister Claire, played by Sian Clifford, hasn’t forgiven her, and Claire’s obnoxious alcoholic husband is still on the scene, while the pair are presenting a united front as they come to term with their father’s relationship with their godmother, played by Olivia Colman. Bill Paterson, Brett Gelman, Jenny Rainsford and Hugh Skinner return.

Waller-Bridge said, “They literally begged me to be in it. Begged me. Begged. One of them was crying.” Shaw added, “Phoebe’s mind is like nothing else.”

Scott Thomas said, “Phoebe Waller Bridge cannot be ignored. She manages to hit core issues with sledgehammer brutality as she trips along with a spring in her step. I laughed helplessly as I binge watched the first brilliantly funny series and enjoyed being aghast at times. I was very flattered to be asked to be in series two.”

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