Kylie Minogue to star in dark comedy-drama on Sky Arts

This is the singer's first TV acting role since the 2007 'Doctor Who' Christmas special

Kylie Minogue has taken her first TV acting job in over five years.

Minogue will star in a dark comedy-drama called Hey Diddly Dee airing as part of Sky Arts’ Playhouse Presents… series. Minogue’s co-stars in the one-off film include Peter Serafinowicz, Homeland‘s David Harewood and Mathew Horne from Gavin & Stacey.

Hey Diddly Dee was written and directed by former Hustle star Marc Warren, who does not appear in the film. Minogue said in a statement: “When the script was sent to me, I read it and knew instinctively I wanted to be part of this project. In Hey Diddly Dee, Marc has created a beautiful and quirky story. I have also enjoyed many of the Playhouse Presents… series and love that they have created a platform for this type of work.”

Earlier this month it was reported that Minogue is planning to quit music to pursue an acting career. Minogue took to Twitter to dismiss this rumour, posting: “#lovers #notquitting”.

The singer recently returned to acting with a small role in Holy Motors, a surreal French film that came out last year – scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch the trailer. Over the years, her infrequent screen appearances have included the 2007 Doctor Who Christmas special and 1994’s poorly-received Street Fighter with Jean-Claude Van Damme. Hey Diddly Dee will air on Sky Arts on March 14.