{ Page-Title / Story-Title }

News American British

Anupam Kher's British mini-series Mrs Wilson premieres on BBC One

The actor will be seen on this three-part drama, along with his role as series regular on the American television show New Amsterdam.

Sonal Pandya

Actor Anupam Kher, who will next be seen in The Accidental Prime Minister, has prominent roles both in the American series New Amsterdam and in the new British mini-series, Mrs Wilson. While the British show premiered on the BBC One channel, the American aired its fall finale with the ninth episode on 27 November.

On the three-part BBC drama, Mrs Wilson, actress Ruth Wilson plays her own real-life grandmother Alice Wilson who discovered she was the third wife of Alec Wilson (palyed by Iain Glen). Set in 1940s- 1960s London, Alec was an MI-6 agent and writer with a murky past. Kher plays Shahbaz Karim, who arrives at his funeral and informs Alice about her husband's former life in India as a novelist.  

The American show New Amsterdam has been picked up for a full-season order of 22 episodes by NBC this October. The series regularly averages around 6 million viewers per episode. The actor resigned as chairman from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) due to his international commitments on New Amsterdam and other projects.

Indian-American actor Sendhil Ramamurthy also joins New Amsterdam for major recurring role on the fall finale as Dr Panthaki.