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Mon 5 Jul 2004
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12:32pm (UK)
Baywatch Star to Join Chicago Cast

By Sherna Noah, Showbusiness Correspondent, PA News

Baywatch beefcake David Hasselhoff is making his British stage debut in the West End musical Chicago.

The 51-year-old star of the hit TV series Knight Rider is set to play scheming lawyer Billy Flynn.

The show has been a sell-out success since opening in London seven years ago.

Hasselhoff will take the part played by Richard Gere in the movie version, which also starred Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellweger.

The American actor, best remembered as Baywatch lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, will be at London’s Adelphi Theatre for 60 performances from July 16.

Hasselhoff, who made a fortune by co-acquiring the rights to Baywatch, said: “This is not about making money – this is about following my heart, challenging myself and having fun.

“Billy will be like every attorney I’ve ever known – charming until he delivers the bill.”

Baywatch, which also starred Pamela Anderson, was watched by more than one billion people worldwide at its peak.

But Hasselhoff first became an international name seven years earlier as crimefighter Michael Knight, behind the wheel of his talking motor.

The actor made his Broadway debut in Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical in 2001 but has never performed in British theatre before.

Chicago won the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production and the 1998 Critics Circle Drama Award for Best Musical.

Productions are also taking place in New York, France and Brazil.

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