The “Bye Bye Birdie” star cast in Showtime’s gritty drama
Ann-Margret is joining Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” in a recurring guest-starring role.
The Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated star of “Bye Bye Birdie”, “Tommy”, and “Viva Las Vegas” will play a woman with past connections Ray’s boss, Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould). She joins leads Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, as well as second-season guest stars Hank Azaria, Wendell Pierce, Sherilyn Fenn, Vinessa Shaw and Kip Pardue.
Production on the 12-episode second season is underway in Los Angeles and is set for a summer premiere.
Ann-Margret has been nominated twice for an Academy Awardand won five Golden Globe Awards. She won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama for NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU”.
The series, produced by the Mark Gordon Company and Ann Biderman company, stars Schreiber as the show’s titular character, a Boston-bred fixer who makes problems go away for celebrities, athletes and moguls. But he has problems of his own in the form of his father, Mickey Donovan, played by Jon Voight in a Golden Globe-winning role.
The cast also includes Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby.