Holby City confirms Seán Gleeson is new series producer

Sophie Dainty
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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Holby City is getting a new series producer, Digital Spy can confirm.

Seán Gleeson has been announced as the boss of the BBC medical drama, taking over from predecessor Jane Wallbank.

As a previous producer and director for Holby's sister show Casualty, Seán is well versed in the goings on at the famous Holby City hospital.

Seán's wealth of medical drama experience also extends to the BBC One daytime soap Doctors, which he previously directed and starred in.

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Before working behind the camera, Seán worked as a professional actor for many years. He first gained exposure for his role as Conor Flaherty in EastEnders in the '90s before starring as Ronnie Woodson in Doctors after joining the show in 2003.

Speaking about his new role, Seán said: "This is obviously an exciting opportunity. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and working with the crews, cast and whole Holby family on consolidating and reinvigorating this firm favourite for an even wider audience."

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Head of Continuing Drama at BBC Studios, Kate Oates, said: "We are delighted to welcome Seán Gleeson as Series Producer of Holby City.

"After two years as a producer on Holby's sister show Casualty, Seán brings with him a great love of medical drama, and an expertise of the much-loved BBC brands. A director and actor, as well as a producer, Seán has a unique and holistic approach to creativity and storytelling, that makes him a great company leader, and an exceptional dramatist."

Holby City continues on Tuesday, March 16 on BBC One.

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