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Kim Cattrall to lend star appeal at Mipcom with 'My Boy Jack'

MUMBAI: Kim Cattrall who got famous for her role as Samantha Jones in Sex and the City joins a growing list of stars scheduled to attend next month‘s television trade Mipcom 2007.

The British-born actress will be in Cannes to support the new television drama My Boy Jack an Ecosse Films/WGBH Boston/Ingenious Broadcasting co-production for ITV in association with Octagon Films and Granada International.

Adapted by David Haig from his original play it tells the tale of Rudyard Kipling‘s son and his efforts to join the army in World War One, despite having poor eyesight. Cattrall plays Jack‘s mother, Caroline ‘Carrie‘ Kipling, with David Haig in the role of Rudyard Kipling and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe as Jack.

The other international personalities attending Mipcom include Australian actress Gia Carides, best known for her starring role in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She will present her new drama series East of Everything. Surfing on the wave of Green TV, telenovelas writer, Gloria Perez, will introduce her new ecological mini-series Amazonia.

Young British clairvoyant, Lisa Williams, who communicates with the dead, will promote her TV show Lisa Williams: life among the dead. The global bestselling series Midsomer Murders actors, John Nettles and Jason Hughes will be celebrating 10 years of the show at Mipcom.

British actor and musician Max Beesley, best known for his starring role in Hotel Babylon, will present the new thriller The Last Enemy and the celebrity French writer Marc Lévy, whose novel Just like Heaven was acquired by Steven Spielberg, will introduce the new series Will You be There, adapted from his book O? es-tu?.

On 10 October, the third edition of the Mipcom Mobile and Internet TV Awards will be hosted by British showman Brian Conley.

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