Dallas’ Larry Hagman stars on Spanish TV series

16th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

The US actor resumes the role of a millionaire in the Spanish afternoon soap opera which debuted Tuesday.

Madrid – US actor Larry Hagman, best known for his role as J R Ewing, the unscrupulous heir to a Texas oil fortune in Dallas, plays a millionaire again in a new Spanish television series which debuted Tuesday.

He plays Richard Slater, an American with "dubious morals" who hid the fact that his son was adopted from a Spanish family in the afternoon soap opera We Are Accomplices, private television station Antena 3 said on its website.

"He is a very, very wealthy man somewhat like J R who a long time ago adopted a young boy from Spain and he wanted to pay the family back, give them recognition and help them if he can and he came back to find the family of his son," the actor said in a video posted on the website.

Hagman started filming the series at the end of July in Marbella, one of Europe's most exclusive resorts which is frequented by royalty and films stars, and other locations along Spain's Costa del Sol in the Mediterranean.

He speaks broken Spanish during some scenes of the series while in most he talks in English and Spanish subtitles are provided.

"Obviously I don't speak the language and given that in a few days I will turn 78, I have little time left to become fluent in it. Joking aside, I studied it in high school. I learned very little but the teacher gave me a passing grade because she was in love with me," he told daily 20minutos.

Hagman, who was born in Fort Worth, Texas on 21 September 1931, visited Spain for the first time in 1953 while on honeymoon.

Dallas was one of the most successful and longest-running shows in US prime-time television history, and was also hugely successful across the world.

The blockbuster night-time soap opera aired from 1978 to 1991.

AFP / Expatica

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