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SOAPnet Presents ‘Started on Soaps 6’

SOAPnet Presents ‘Started on Soaps 6’

By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — SOAPnet, the new watch to watch soaps, hits number six on their “They Started on Soaps” series.

Heath Ledger

“They Started on Soaps 6” will highlight some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, who actually began their careers in the soap opera medium, including Halle Berry, George Clooney, Heath Ledger, Lindsay Lohan, Brad Pitt and “Superman” himself, Brandon Routh.

Other stars included in the special will be Morgan Freeman, Parker Posey, Matthew Fox, Sienna Miller, Michelle Williams, Mark Harmon, and the cast of “The West Wing” including Alan Alda, Jimmy Smits, Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, and Mary Louise Parker. “The Closer’s” Kyra Sedgwick and “Grey’s Anatomy” stars Justin Chambers and James Pickens Jr. will also be mentioned, albeit briefly.

SOAPnet’s “They Started On Soaps 6” is a production of Lucky Duck Productions. Linda Ellerbee and Rolfe Tessem served as Executive Producers. Christine Bachas served as producer and director. The special airs August 24 at 12 AM, EST/PST on SOAPnet.

A New Joker

In related news, Ledger has signed on to play The Joker in “The Dark Knight,” the sequel to the 2005 hit film, “Batman Begins.” Oscar award winning actor Jack Nicholson originated the role of The Joker in the first “Batman” film in 1989.

Christian Bale will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the film, which is set to begin production in early 2007. Christopher Nolan has agreed to direct the sequel, which will be written by his brother, Jonathan, from a story by Nolan and David Goyer. Nolan, who co-wrote “Begins” with Goyer, will also receive producer credits along with Emma Thomas and Charles Roven.