Jeff Goldblum to star in Glee

The actor will play one of Rachel’s gay dads in the hit US show

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Eccentric Hollywood star Jeff Goldblum is the latest big-name signing to comedy drama series Glee.

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Goldblum, best known for 1986 horror film The Fly, will play one of Rachel’s (Lea Michele) gay dads in the high-school musical series, and is expected to sing.

He will be joined by Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell, who will play his partner, according to TVLine.com.

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Glee, which airs on Sky1, has a tradition of landing famous names for guest roles. Britney Spears, Neil Patrick Harris and Olivia Newton-John have all had cameos, with Gwyneth Paltrow winning an Emmy for her performance as substitute teacher Holly Holliday.