Feeds

Amanda Donohoe rides into Emmerdale

Not like Lady Godiva, we sincerely hope

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

We're not quite sure what the regulars down at the Woolpack will make of this*, but LA Law thespiatrix Amanda Donohoe is set to join the cast of venerable ITV soap Emmerdale as one half of a "sexy new couple" who retire to the country.

Donohoe, 46, has declared herself "very excited" to join former Casualty star Maxwell Caulfield in screen pairing Natasha and Mark Wylde. She said: "I'm hoping the next few months will deliver some intriguing new storylines and I'm looking forward to galloping across the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and of course a pint of champagne at the Woolie."

Donohoe did, the BBC notes, raise eyebrows for what was trumpeted as the "first lesbian kiss on US television" in LA Law. She's raised a few other things too, during a notable career including Castaway, in which she challenged Helen Mirren for the "least screentime clothed" lifetime award, plus The Lair of the White Worm (Ken Russell's silliest movie? Difficult, but yes), and The Rainbow, during which the incorrigible Russell saw no reason for the actress to keep her kit on much.

Oh yes, and Donohoe in 2001 took the role of Mrs Robinson in the stage adaptation of The Graduate, relieving Jerry Hall of the burden of disrobing for the much-discussed full-frontal scene.

Natasha and Mark Wylde are due to ride into Emmerdale at Xmas. ®

Bootnote

* Yes, I know - the days of Woolpack locals discussing Foot and Mouth and crop yields are well and truly over. I seem to recall the producers' most audacious ratings-grabber was when they decided to crash an airliner into Emmerdale, or was that wishful thinking?

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Och aye! It's the Loch Ness Monster – but only Apple fanbois can see it
Fondleslab-friendly beastie's wake spotted... OR WAS IT?
Japanese boffin EYES up big bucks with strap-on digi-glasses
AgencyGlass saddles user with creepy OLED display
Sleuths find nosy NORKS drones on the Chinternet
UAVs likely to have been made in the Middle Kingdom
Pirate Bay's 10 millionth upload: Colour us shocked, a SMUT FLICK
P2P badboys show online piracy is alive and humping
Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise
Not exactly attractive to the Israeli tourist demographic
Dorian Nakamoto gets $23,000 payout over Bitcoin invention saga
Maintains he didn't create cryptocurrency, but will join community
Teen girl arrested with 70-year-old man's four inch weapon inside her
Charged with introducing .22 snubbie to penile facility. It wasn't firing blanks
Oz bank in comedy Heartbleed blog FAIL
Bank: 'We are now safely patched.' Customers: 'You were using OpenSSL?'
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.