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Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 May, 2004, 09:57 GMT 10:57 UK
Grammer hints at Frasier return
Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane
Grammer has played the character for 20 years on NBC, including his stint in Cheers
Actor Kelsey Grammer has said he may return as TV character Frasier after the final series ends on Thursday.

"It may be a possibility at some point, I'm not closed to the possibility. It would have to be really good," he said.

Grammer revealed he had discussed the idea with programme-makers Paramount but there were no definite plans.

The hit sitcom, based on the life of psychiatrist Frasier Crane, has won a record 31 Emmy Awards since it began as a spin-off of comedy Cheers in 1993.

Grammer said if he did return to the role, he would want a decent break until "the television landscape is appropriately bleak".


Actor David Hyde Pierce, who plays Frasier's brother Niles, also thought there was more mileage in the popular character.

"The idea of him going on with the character is totally plausible," he said.

"I don't feel at the end of the series that he'd exhausted all he could do with the character. I think it's a great idea," he added.

But he said he was not sure whether another series would have room for him.

A Paramount executive declined to comment on the possibility of the character returning.

Meanwhile, actress Peri Gilpin, who plays radio producer Roz Doyle in Frasier, is celebrating the arrival of twin daughters, Ava and Stella.

The babies were born to a surrogate mother in Las Vegas on Friday, said a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actress.

Gilpin has been married to artist Christian Vincent since 1999. The twins are the couple's first children.

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