Sue Johnston joins Hold the Sunset cast
20 September 2018 - 3:00 PM

Sue Johnston joins Hold the Sunset cast

Share article:

Sue Johnston has joined the cast of "Hold the Sunset".

The popular BBC One comedy is set to return for a second series, after its first run ended with elderly couple Phil (John Cleese) and Edith (Alison Steadman) looking to move abroad, and now "Downton Abbey" actress Sue, 74, is set to join the cast as the latter's sister Joan.

She said: "I'm thrilled to be working with such a great cast of actors. Some are new friends and some are old friends - it is a joy to be joining them all."

Alison is excited to get started on more episodes, and she admitted she's intrigued to see what the future holds for her character's relationship.

She added: "I am delighted to be back working on Hold the Sunset, I had a great time working on the first series and I can't wait to see what's in store for Edith and Phil."

Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle bonded during Gentleman Jack sex scenes

Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle bonded during Gentleman Jack sex scenes

10 May 2019 - 11:00 AM

Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle bonded during Gentleman Jack sex scenes

And "Monty Python" legend John revealed he is eager to see his cast mates - including Jason Watkins (Roger) and Rosie Cavaliero (Wendy) - again when they get back to work.

He said: "I really enjoyed making the first series. It was great to be able to do so much sitting-down acting. I look forward to seeing our lovely cast again."

Suranne Jones hired sex guru for lesbian love scenes

Suranne Jones hired sex guru for lesbian love scenes

1 May 2019 - 11:00 AM

Suranne Jones hired sex guru for lesbian love scenes

Joining them will be stars Christian Brassington as hopeless estate agent Percy, and Shauna MacDonald as neighbour Bob's (James Cosmo) irrepressible and individual daughter Georgie.

Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC said "We'd like to see the sun to rise on another series of this hugely popular family sitcom which shimmers with legends of British comedy."

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa
18 June 2019

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa
Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders
18 June 2019

Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders

Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders
Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'
18 June 2019

Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'

Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'
Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island
18 June 2019

Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island

Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island
Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker
18 June 2019

Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker

Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker
Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids
18 June 2019

Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids

Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids
Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'
18 June 2019

Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'

Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'
Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing
18 June 2019

Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing

Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing
ITV plan Winter Love Island
18 June 2019

ITV plan Winter Love Island

ITV plan Winter Love Island
Ash Palmisciano celebrates 1-year Emmerdale anniversary
18 June 2019

Ash Palmisciano celebrates 1-year Emmerdale anniversary

Ash Palmisciano celebrates 1-year Emmerdale anniversary
John Partridge lands Cabaret role
18 June 2019

John Partridge lands Cabaret role

John Partridge lands Cabaret role
Kerri Quinn enjoys acting alongside 'hottest man on TV' Tristan Gemmill
18 June 2019

Kerri Quinn enjoys acting alongside 'hottest man on TV' Tristan Gemmill

Kerri Quinn enjoys acting alongside 'hottest man on TV' Tristan Gemmill