Lauren Ambrose Cast in TORCHWOOD

Lauren Ambrose

Production on Starz’ highly-anticipated edition of TOCHWOOD began production recently, and I’ve got some news about an addition to the cast.

According to EW’s Inside TV, Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) will appear in seven episodes of the drama’s ten-episode season. The actress will play Jilly Kitzinger – “a sweet-talking PR genius with a heart of stone who’s just cornered the most important client of her career . and maybe of all time.”

Ambrose is best known for her role as Claire Fisher on Six Feet Under, but in more recent years has also appeared in series like The Return of Jezebel James and provided a voice in the film Where the Wild Things Are. Next up, Ambrose will join Captain Jack and the rest of the Torchwood crew when the series debuts on Starz in July.

Torchwood: Miracle Day made some waves last week at TCA press tour when showrunner Russell T. Davies revealed the new season’s mind-bending plot:

“One day, on Earth, no one dies. The next day, no one dies. The day after that, no one dies. The [people who are] dying, keep dying . but don’t actually die. The possibility of death ceases to exist. Which is great for some people. But it’s an instant overnight population boom. The earth relies on people dying.”

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