Fleabag season 2 adds Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw
According to Deadline, Academy Award-nominated actress Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) and Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter Film Series) have been tapped for guest-starring roles in the upcoming second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag. Further details about their roles are still being kept under wraps.
Scott Thomas is best known for her critically-acclaimed roles in the 1994 romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral and the 1996 romance drama The English Patient opposite Ralph Fiennes, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
“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.” Scott Thomas said. “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.”
Shaw is best recognized for her role as Petunia Dursley in the iconic Harry Potter film series starring alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. She recently played the role of Carolyn Martens in the first season of BBC’s Killing Eve which premiered last April 8, 2018. Amazon Studios‘ Fleabag will mark the second collaboration between Shaw and Waller-Bridge, who are both currently working together on Killing Eve‘s highly-anticipated season 2.
The synopsis for the second season of Fleabag is described as follows: “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.
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