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Cumming hosts 'Masterpiece'

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May 16, 2008|Lynn Smith

Scottish-born actor Alan Cumming ("Tin Man," "X-Men 2") has been tapped to host the coming season of PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery!," it was announced Thursday. The new season will start June 22, with "Inspector Lewis, Series I," a spinoff of the "Inspector Morse" series, followed by other British television mysteries.

Cumming came to the attention of "Masterpiece" executive producer Rebecca Eaton during his Tony Award-winning performance in the 1998 Broadway revival of "Cabaret." Recently he starred with Dianne Wiest in an off-Broadway production of "The Seagull."

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