The Bill star Ben Richards to premiere in Priscilla

Best known for his TV roles, BEN RICHARDS is to take over from Jason Donovan in June this year to play the lead role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Richards is most famous for playing PC Nathaniel Roberts in Britain’s longest-running police drama, The Bill, as well as a long stint on racy series Footballer’s Wives.

He is also an accomplished musicals actor having played numerous roles in high-profile West End shows including Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Danny Zuko in Grease, Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever and Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty.

Book tickets to Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre in London.

FACT FILE:

DATE OF BIRTH : 27th March 1972

PLACE OF BIRTH : Born in Rustington, West Sussex.

LIVES : South East London.

WIFE : Helen, Married in May 2003.

TRAINING : Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom

PREVIOUS JOBS : Working on a battery farm.

TELEVISION CREDITS : Dad; Love in the Afternoon; Doctors; Holby City; Footballer’s Wives; The Bill

FILM CREDITS : Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis; Julie and the Cadillac’s

THEATRE CREDITS : Time Flies; Robin Hood & Babes in the Wood; The All New Jimmy Cricket Show; Radio Times; The Joe Longthorne Summer Show; The Magic of the Musicals Tour; The Golden Songs of the Silver Screen Tour; Tribute to Rudolf Nuryev; Meet the Boys; Up on the Roof; Hot Mikado; Grease; Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ Saturday Night Fever; The Full Monty; Guys and Dolls; Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Book tickets to Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre in London.