A familiar face will return to the wards of the long-running BBC series”Holby City” this fall, as Hari Dhillon is set to reprise his role as witty surgeon Michael Spence for six episodes, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Dhillon’s return to “Holby City” comes on the heels of his casting opposite Ed Westwick, Jeremy Sumpter and Phoebe Tonkin in Jim Gillespie‘s new film “Take Down,” which follows a group of wealthy students who fight back against the criminals holding their boarding school hostage.
On “Holby City,” Michael Spence was last seen leaving for America after the rule-breaking doctor engaged in a showdown with new CEO Guy Self. While Michael might have learned his lesson when it comes to work, it seems he hasn’t been able to curb his wandering eye, as it’s quickly revealed that while Michael was away, he got caught up in a high-profile scandal involving a U.S. senator’s wife.
Dhillon will be joined by new “Holby City” recruit Debbie Chazen, who will play Fleur Fanshawe, a foul-mouthed, politically incorrect consultant who’s destined to terrorize those in Keller ward, especially Sacha Levy. Chazen (“Doctor Who”) will be on the show for three months, according to an individual familiar with the project.
Dhillon will be seen on Broadway this fall in Ayad Akhtar’s provocative play “Disgraced,” which won last year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He reprises his starring role from the London production as a Muslim-American lawyer whose life begins to unravel when he’s photographed at a political rally. “Disgraced” co-stars Gretchen Mol, Josh Radnor and Karen Pittman.
Dhillon is represented by Roxane Vacca Management and Inspire Entertainment.