Brits land roles in This Is Spinal Tap sequel | Nina Conti, Kerry Godliman and Chris Addison

Brits land roles in This Is Spinal Tap sequel

Nina Conti, Kerry Godliman and Chris Addison

British comedians Nina Conti, Kerry Godliman  and Chris Addison have been cast in the sequel to This Is Spinal Tap.

Details of their roles have not yet been revealed, but they were named in a casting announcement on Deadline.

Conti previously worked with Spinal Tap’s Christopher Guest on his TV comedy series Family Tree, where she appeared with her ventriloquist puppet Monkey.

It was also announced that The Nanny star Fran Drescher  will join the sequel to 1984 cult classic, reprising her role as publicist Bobbi Flekman.

Shooting on the show has started in New Orleans with  Rob Reiner again directing and Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer all reprising their roles as the legendary heavy metal band.

Reiner will also return as the documentarian Martin ‘Marty’ DiBergi following  England’s ‘loudest and most punctual band’, as they reunite for one final concert after a 15-year hiatus.

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The film will also feature cameos from music legends Elton John, Paul McCartney, Questlove, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, producers Castle Rock Entertainment revealed earlier this month.

It has now been reported that  Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich will also be making cameos.

Also joining the cast are Don Lake, John Michael Higgins, Jason Acuña, Griffin Matthews, comedian Brad Williams, and musician Paul Shaffer, best known for being David Letterman’s bandleader for more than 30 years.

• Brett Goldstein is to appear in the second series of Apple TV’s comedy-drama Shrinking, which he co-created, Deadline also reports.  The show stars Jason Segel as a grieving therapist with co-stars including Harrison Ford and Jessica Williams. Goldstein previously won two Emmy Awards for his supporting role as Roy Kent in Ted Lasso.

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Published: 27 Mar 2024

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