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Idris Elba to appear on 'The Big C'

June 23, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- British film and television actor Idris Elba has signed on as a guest star for four episodes of the new dark comedy series "The Big C," Showtime said.

The program is to premiere on the cable television network Aug. 16.

Elba will play Lenny, a painter who forms a relationship with the show's main character, played by Laura Linney, the network said.

The 13-episode series is currently shooting in Stamford, Conn.

Elba previously appeared on the U.S. shows "The Wire" and "The Office." He is currently starring as the lead in the U.K. series "Luther."

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