Oliver Kieran-Jones Joins GLEE as NYADA's Glee Club Captain - and Kurt's New Love Interest?
GLEE is set to add another newcomer to its extensive fresh-faced cast, Deadline has learned. British actor Oliver Kieran-Jones has officially signed on for a recurring role as NYADA's glee club captain - and as a potential love interest to series staple Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer).
Kieran-Jones' only appearance thus far in the U.S. was on Showtime's comedy EPISODES. He has many U.K. stage credits to his name, including RICHARD II with Kevin Spacey and JULIUS CASEAR with Ralph Fiennes.
No word yet on when Kieran-Jones will debut on the series, though presumably sometime in mid-spring 2013.
GLEE is a musical comedy about a group of eager and ambitious students who strive to outshine their singing competition to win Nationals while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High. Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including the Golden Globe and Peabody Award and singlehandedly made glee clubs cool again.
In addition to the regular cast, GLEE has featured guest appearances by a wide range of talented performers, including Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow (who won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series), Carol Burnett, Kathy Griffin, Cheyenne Jackson, John Stamos, Britney Spears, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Molly Shannon, Olivia Newton-John and Neil Patrick Harris, who won a 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the show.