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In her first major television commitment since her role in the show Dawson’s Creek, a part that helped launch her career, Katie Holmes is returning to the small screen in a role for Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Although the actress was recently the star of The Kennedys, a TV miniseries from 2011, her latest role will be as a businesswoman looking to enlist Dononvan’s services. Her character on the show, Paige, is being described as both chic and shrewd. The role is set to last for the entire season of the show, in an arc that has her playing the daughter of a billionaire producer (played by another guest star on the series, Ian McShane.)
In addition to her up coming part on the television show Ray Donovan; Holmes is also once more planning to reprise her role from the miniseries as Jackie Kennedy, for the next chapter in the story, The Kennedys: After Camelot. The new miniseries about the Kennedy family will once again air on the Reelz Channel, and production on the project is set to begin at some point in the spring of 2015. The actress’ upcoming roles in Showtime’s Ray Donovan and The Kennedys miniseries are not the only projects that are currently keeping Holmes busy.
While the actress is set to return to her television roots with her guest starring role on Ray Donovan, Holmes is also preparing to make her debut as a movie director. Not only will the actress be directing, but she will also be starring in the film adaptation of the novel All We Had by Annie Weatherwax. Holmes will be portraying a mother who lives on the edge of poverty with her 13-year-old daughter. When the two find themselves kicked out of their home in California by an unsympathetic landlord, they get in their vehicle and head towards the East coast. Mother and daughter unexpectedly find a home in a small American town, with a unique collection of residents. Holmes is the person that actually optioned the story back in July 2014, prior to the book’s publication and release date of August 5th.
Not only will Holmes be making her return to the small screen for her upcoming acting roles, but she will also continue to take on additional movie roles as well. The actress will be lending her acting talents to Woman in Gold, a feature film that will star Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, set to premier in theaters April 3rd. The movie title is a reference to a painting by Gustav Klimt, and the story is in fact based on real life events and people.
While fans of Holmes will get finally get the chance to see her return to television in Showtime’s series Ray Donovan, the second highest rated drama on the network behind Homeland, they will still have to wait a few months. The series’ third season is not expected to begin until sometime this summer; in the meantime, fans will get a chance to see the actress in Woman in Gold.
By Kimberley Spinney
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