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Dancy, Posey to guest star on 'Big C'

March 31, 2011 at 8:42 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- British film star Hugh Dancy and U.S. film actress Parker Posey have signed on as guest stars for the second season of "The Big C," Showtime said.

The series is to return June 27.

"Dancy will star in at least six episodes as Lee, a charming cancer patient who, after a rocky start, befriends Cathy [played by Laura Linney] during their time in an experimental drug trial," Showtime said in a news release Thursday. "Meanwhile, Posey signs on for four episodes playing Poppy, an older woman who develops an unlikely relationship with Cathy's teen-aged son, Adam [played by Gabriel Basso.] Recently announced guest star Alan Alda will play Dr. Atticus Sherman, Cathy's oncologist."

Season 2 of "The Big C" is currently shooting in Stamford, Conn. The show follows Cathy Jamison, a reserved, Minneapolis wife, mother and teacher whose cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humor and the light side of a dark situation, Showtime said in a synopsis.

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