DANNY ROSE is the latest to join a new generation of actors working in TV, with the BBC’s comedy show ‘Sugarcane’ also launching in the UK next year.
The show, based on the novel of the same name by US author Jeff VanderMeer, follows a trio of friends who move to a tiny coastal town in the south of England to make ends meet and is set to be the BBC2 show of the year for a second year.
Dressed in a crisp blue suit, a striped shirt and grey slacks, Rose has been cast in the show as a high school teacher and has already been signed to a contract for four seasons.
But as he began filming, he realised that he wanted to act, and was intrigued by the potential for the medium.’
Sugar & Spice’ was a TV success and a hit with audiences worldwide, earning a staggering £30m ($49m) in the US alone.
Rose’s role is an unlikely one, given his past in the music industry, with previous roles in films such as The Big Bang Theory and Gossip Girl.
But he said that the show has been a great learning experience and has given him the confidence to pursue his acting ambitions.’
It’s a great privilege to be able to bring the show to life and do a bit of it for free,’ he said.
‘I love the fact that the cast and crew are all doing what they love and are giving their time to bring this wonderful world to life.’
Rose’s agent, Peter Wollstonecraft, said the British actor was delighted with the prospect of working with a British director.’
Djangosque is the first programme that has come out of New York that we haven’t seen on TV and I’m delighted to be working with the British producers,’ he added.
The BBC’s sitcoms and series of live-action films ‘SUGARCANE’, ‘DRAGON BALL’ and ‘JUDO’ have been on the air since 2006 and each has sold millions of copies.
The UK has more than 20 scripted and live-actors in TV’s top 10 in the world according to the Entertainment Software Association.
Rose is also in line to play the lead role in ‘DJAGO’ in the U.S., where the show will be broadcast on the BBC and Fox starting in March.’
The programme is hugely popular in the United States and we are very excited to be producing and working with them,’ Wollstonescraft said.