Star Stories is a British television comedy series produced by Objective Productions that takes a satirical look at celebrities and their lives using actors playing numerous characters.
The series originally premiered in the UK on Channel 4 on 15 September, 2006. There are 15 half-hour episodes in three seasons to date.
Star Stories originally premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Prime (now BBC Entertainment) channel on Tuesday 4 December 2007, at 20h30.
Season 2 premiered on BBC Entertainment on Wednesday 27 May 2009, at 20h00. There are four episodes in the second season.
Star Stories is a celebrity news gossip show that reveals the hottest lurrrve tips and the juiciest gossip the stars don't want published.
The show is a light-hearted look into the closely guarded world of celebrity, as the lives and loves of Hollywood actors and international pop stars get satirically reconstructed.
Star Stories returns for a second season of comic parodies of the world’s biggest stars.
Topics covered include everything from controversial religions to high-waisted trousers, and all the stories that the stars wanted to keep a secret are exposed in gloriously imaginative detail.
Through the twisted Star Stories filter we explore the comeback of pop phenomenon Take That - apparently their success was nothing to do with Robbie Williams at all.
Tom Cruise talks about Scientology and his first tender moments with Nicole Kidman, Simon Cowell muses upon his road to success and what happened when he hired Louis Walsh and the series wouldn’t be complete without Britney and her shaved head.
Sit back and see a different side to all those big celebrity stories. If the real life stories had you laughing...
Cast and Characters
Most of the actors play a wide variety of different celebrities. These are the major ones:
Actor: Kevin Bishop
Plays: George Michael, Alex Ferguson, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Ewan McGregor, Tom Cruise, Robbie Williams, Simon Cowell, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Michael Douglas, Noel Edmonds
Actor: Rhys Thomas
Plays: Jude Law, Andrew Ridgely, Warren Beatty, Gary Glitter, Simon Fuller, Matthew Perry, Daniel Day Lewis, Kiefer Sutherland, Henry Winkler
Actor: Daisy Beaumont
Plays: Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham, Britney Spears, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Demi Moore, Mimi Rogers
Actor: Matt King
Plays: Guy Ritchie, Elton John, Terry Venables
Actor: Trevor Lock
Plays: Ruud van Nistelrooy, Michael Parkinson, Billy Bob Thornton, Guy Chambers, Glenn Hoddle, Emilio Estevez
Actor: Alice Lowe
Actor: Steve Edge
Plays: Boy George, Walt Disney, Gary Barlow, David Schwimmer, Ozzy Osbourne, Mark Curry, Noel Gallagher, Sting, John Travolta, Patrick Swayze, Pete Waterman, Rod Hull
Actor: Thaila Zucchi
Plays: Courteney Cox, Sharon Osbourne, Geri Halliwell, Jennifer Lopez, Annie Lennox, Kirstie Alley, Lindsay Lohan
Actor: Tom Basden
Plays: Midge Ure, Tom Cruise, Gary Neville, John Leslie, Steven Spielberg, Michael Barrymore
Actor: Laura Patch
Plays: Emma Bunton, Kate Moss, Jennifer Aniston, Christina Aguilera, Rebecca Loos, Trudie Styler, Katie Holmes
Actor: Oliver Maltman
Plays: Anthony Hopkins, David Beckham, George Harrison, Bob Geldof, Sean Pertwee
Actor: Harry Peacock
Plays: Bono, George Clooney, Jason Orange, Matt LeBlanc, David Jason, Dane Bowers, Ray Winstone, Rick Astley, Paul Gascoigne, Vinnie Jones, Ewan McGregor
Actor: Fergus Craig
Plays: Nigel Martin-Smith, Eminem, Prince William
Actor: Dolly Wells
Plays: Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz, Lisa Kudrow
Actor: Alex Woodhall
Plays: Mark Owen, Mick Hucknall, Louis Walsh