Insider Page - TV Times August 2003


Jeremy Sheffield may have hung up his white coat as Holby City surgeon Alex Adams, but he hasn't been taking it easy since.  The actor has just finished filming a role in a romantic comedy movie, Something Borrowed, in which he stars opposite Debra Messing, from Will & Grace, and Delmot Mulroney, who was the object of Julia Roberts' affections in My Best Friend's Wedding.
The film, due out next year, centres on single girl Kat (Messing) who returns to London from New York to attend her sister's wedding.  Afraid of confronting her ex-fiancÚ and best man, Jeffrey Johnson - played by Jeremy - she hires a male escort, Nick Mercer (Mulroney) to pose as her new boyfriend.  And surprise, surprise, Nic and Kat fall in love.  Made by the same producer as the box office smash My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the film also stars Jack Davenport and Sarah Parish.
'I was quite anxious after leaving Holby', Jeremy tells Insider.  When you've done a role for so long you can start to feel insecure, so this is great - it gives me a chance to spread my wings, especially as Jeffrey is so different to Alex.  Jeffrey's not very nice and is a bit of a cad. He broke Kat's heart, which is why she moved to New York, and it also turns out that he's been having his wicked way with her sister'.