Emma Thompson joins Upstart Crow

The great Emma Thompson will appear in this year’s Christmas episode of comedy Upstart Crow, as Queen Elizabeth I.

In the episode, David Mitchell’s Shakespeare is summoned before the Queen to present a special performance of the early draft of Twelfth Night, which has the working title Eighth Night.

Noel Fielding has also been cast In another episode as madrigal maestro Thomas Morley who teams up with Shakespeare on a musical comedy.

Filming began on the second series of the Ben Elton-created comedy this week, and it is expected to be back on screens later this year.

I watched the first series and found I enjoyed it more as it progressed. And anything with Emma Thompson in it will always get my attention!

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