moves into a new field
Toyah Willcox has landed a role in Emmerdale.
The former punk begins filming her part in November and could be on screen
Toyah will play a southern yuppie who decides
to downshift from her high-flying London lifestyle and relocate to Yorkshire.
It's her first big TV role and will re-establish
her as a household name - especially once she starts her steamy affair
with Jack Sugden. Scriptwriters plan for Toyah's character to waste no
time in seducing Jack, played by Clive Hornby.
Jack is still devastated after his wife Sarah
cheated on him with their lodger Richie Carter and jumps at the chance
of an extra-marital fling of his own.
Toyah, 42, had pop success in the '80s with her
singles It's A Mystery and I Wanna Be Free. She had a part in the
film Quadrophenia and has had success on stage in Trafford Tanzi.
Toyah has an unconventional marriage to musician
Robert Fripp. Despite being married for 14 years, they live mostly apart
and see each other for just a few weeks each year.