Date: 25th September 2000
Unknown actor JEFFREY PIERCE is set for superstardom after being plucked from obscurity to play tragic JOHN F KENNEDY JR in a new biopic.
British actress JOANNE WHALLEY will play JACKIE KENNEDY, JFK Jr's mum, in new American CBS mini-series JACQUELINE KENNEDY BOUVIER ONASSIS, which airs next month (OCT00). And Whalley is so nervous about playing America's most famous first lady, she's refusing to talk about the role - and the fact producers picked a Brit to play Jackie O.
But Pierce is thrilled about playing the President's son, who died in a plane crash last year (99). He says, "I spent many hours perfecting John's speech and movements. There is a record of his life on film and paper from the time he was born so the research was a piece of cake."