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Chart topper Pixie Lott joins ‘Inspector George Gently!’


Singer Pixie Lott has joined the cast of BBC One’s Sixties drama Inspector George Gently.

Lott will appear in the second film as Megan, an entertainer at a holiday camp where Gently (Martin Shaw) and his sergeant Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) investigate a murder.

Written by Jess Williams, the film takes Gently and Bacchus to a family holiday camp to investigate staff and holidaymakers, when the body of one of the entertainers is washed up nearby. The colourful inmates of the holiday camp, from the flamboyant owner and his sister, to the chalet girls, performers, lifeguards and guests, throw the investigation sideways as Gently and Bacchus uncover a story of jealousy, ambition and the dark underbelly of the permissive society.

Inspector George Gently’s producer Matthew Bird says: “We were casting the second film of the new series of Inspector George Gently and were looking for someone to play Megan, an entertainer at the Blue Bird Holiday Camp in 1969. We were looking for an actress that could act, sing and dance and then I saw Pixie acting so brilliantly with Rowan Atkinson in their performance of Goodness Gracious Me (filmed for the NHS Organ Donation ‘From The Heart’ campaign). It was a brilliant remake of the classic Sixties song performed by Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers – and that was it! Pixie was very excited about joining the cast and we are delighted that Pixie is to make her TV acting debut in Inspector George Gently – we know she will bring something very special to the role.”

Pixie Lott says: “I love the fact that Inspector George Gently is a period drama set in the Sixties and I can’t wait to play the role of Megan. It will be great to be filming in the North East, and getting to play a role that gives me a real feel for the period.”

Inspector George Gently VII is filmed on location in Durham and the North East. Pixie Lott will star filming next month when they start filming their second feature-length film on location in Northumberland.