Tony Winner, Oscar Nominee, and RuPaul’s Drag Race Fan Andrew Garfield to Guest Judge on Drag Race UK

Film & TV News   Tony Winner, Oscar Nominee, and RuPaul’s Drag Race Fan Andrew Garfield to Guest Judge on Drag Race UK
 
The BBC edition of the reality competition is expected to premiere later this year.
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Andrew Garfield, who earned a Tony Award for his performance as Prior Walter in Angels in America, is among the guest judges recently announced for the U.K. spinoff of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The premiere season is slated to air on BBC later this year.

Oscar nominee Garfield has previously publicized his affection for the show, performing an impromptu lip sync to “I’m Every Woman” at the Drag Race-themed Werq the World tour in 2017 and later stirring controversy while citing the series as a frame of reference as he prepared for Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at London’s National Theatre.

READ: Why Andrew Garfield Says Angels in America Is the ‘Privilege of His Life’

Garfield, who made his Broadway debut in the 2012 revival of Death of a Salesman, is attached to a biopic focusing on classical pianist James Rhodes, as well as a Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker movie with Jessica Chastain.

Also tapped to sit at the judges’ table as guests for Drag Race UK are Chewing Gum creator Michaela Coel, Game of Thrones alum Maisie Williams, Spice Girls’ Geri Horne, and Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix. Drag Race regular Michelle Visage returns as the host’s right-hand pal, with Graham Norton and Alan Carr as regular judges as well.

Visage, a noted musical theatre enthusiast, made her West End debut last year as Miss Hedge in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

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