Alfie Boe to star on Mr Selfridge
Acclaimed singer Alfie Boe will be making a special appearance in the new series of Mr Selfridge, which is due on ITV next year in 2014
Filming of the second series of Mr Selfridge is well underway and Alfie will be joining cast including Jeremy Piven, Katherine Kelly, Frances O’Connor and Amanda Abbington for one episode, written by Kate Brooke, midway through the series.
Series two of Mr Selfridge picks up the action in 1914 as the store is celebrating its 5th anniversary of trading. As the series progresses war breaks out and Mrs Selfridge (Frances O’Connor) and Mr Crabb (Ron Cook) arrange a charity event at the store to raise money for soldiers on the front line.
Alfie Boe will play Richard Chapman, a tenor who used to be top of the bill at the Gaiety and is an old friend of Lady Mae Loxley (Katherine Kelly). Lady Mae asks Richard to sing at Selfridge’s charity concert and he’s happy to oblige.
As Mae says herself, Richard has the voice and heart of an angel. Richard comes back into her life at a time when she needs him most, offering her warm comfort and worldly wisdom.