Movie actress Joanne Whalley has signed up to play Joan Collins in a new television movie of hit eighties show DYNASTY.

The 39-year-old, who has two children with ex-husband Val Kilmer, is to play Collins - who portrayed superbitch ALEXIS COLBY in the series - in the two hour film, even though the 70-year-old has no idea who the Willow actress is.

She says, "I've just come back from Hollywood so I've heard it's an actress called Joanne Whalley but I don't know her work so I can't comment."

26/02/2004 21:07