Jerry Hall to play nun in new show

Model Jerry Hall, who famously bared all on the West End stage, is to play a nun in a BBC series.

Model Jerry Hall, who famously bared all on the West End stage, is to play a nun in a BBC series.

The former partner of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger will voice the character in animated sitcom, Popetown.

The 10-part series of half-hour shows – about the office politics around working for the Pontiff – is to be screened by digital channel BBC3 next year.

Hall plays Sister Marie, a fame-obsessed nun who is also a TV reporter.

Past roles for the Texan beauty have included playing a monk on stage after making a guest appearance in West End hit The Play What I Wrote.

She stripped naked when she played Mrs Robinson in the stage production of The Graduate.

Ruby Wax will play The Pope – a childish 77-year-old whose whims must be indulged – in the new show.

Other performers include comic Matt Lucas, who plays George Daws in comedy quiz Shooting Stars and Mackenzie Crook, who portrays Gareth in sitcom The Office.

Stuart Murphy, BBC3 controller said: “Having had a Catholic upbringing myself, I believe Jerry Hall will make an excellent nun, and hope Ruby Wax, being Jewish and female, may bring something to the role of The Pope which the Catholic Church may have so far overlooked.”

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