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Icelandic Actress to Star in New BBC Comedy

A new culinary-inspired comedy series for the British TV station BBC Comedy is currently in preparations starring Icelandic actress Helga Braga Jónsdóttir as an Icelandic housewife living in North England.

In the show, Jónsdóttir will invite the camera team into her kitchen where she cooks modern British dishes. British comedian David Hoyle will play Jónsdóttir’s husband and has expressed great interest in the project, Fréttabladid reports.

“It is still in the initial stages, but we have been given some sort of a ‘go ahead’ on cooperation with the BBC,” Jónsdóttir said, adding that she has already begun preparing her “invasion” into the British world of comedy. “I am very excited about this. We are planning to begin with shooting one sketch and then shoot a whole episode.”

According to Fréttabladid, the show’s main character was created by the BBC’s screenwriting team with Jónsdóttir in mind.

A BBC representative will come to Iceland next month to work on the show with Ingi Thór Jónsson, who has helped promote the actress in Britain, and Hoyle, who was reportedly impressed by Jónsdóttir’s acting in the popular Icelandic sketch comedy show Fóstbraedur.

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