Kerry Howard casted for Keeping Up Appearances prequel
Kerry Howard has been cast as a young Hyacinth Bucket in BBC1’s Keeping Up Appearances prequel.
The actress, whose TV CV includes Him & Her and A Gert Lush Christmas, is set to play a younger version of Patricia Routledge’s iconic comedy character in a one-off special, written by the show’s creator Roy Clarke.
The prequel is part of BBC1’s landmark sitcom season, which will see the broadcaster revisit some of Britain’s most-loved comedies to mark 60 years since Galton and Simpson’s Hancock’s Half Hour started.
“It’s a role of a lifetime,” the 34-year-old told RadioTimes.com. “It’s so different. It’s really exciting.”