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Mick Jagger takes TV sitcom role
Sir Mick Jagger
The Rolling Stones are currently in the middle of their world tour
Sir Mick Jagger is to appear in the pilot episode of a new US TV sitcom.

The Rolling Stones star is filming a cameo role in New Zealand during a break in the band's world tour.

The comedy revolves around a gang of men who plot to rob the rock star, with Sir Mick featuring in various scenes, the Hollywood Reporter said.

The singer has made sporadic forays into film acting in the past 30 years, including lead roles in Performance and Ned Kelly in 1970 and 1992's Freejack.

Tour break

The Rolling Stones are currently in the middle of their world tour, preparing to start the European leg in Barcelona on 27 May.

The pilot episode will determine whether TV network ABC will commission a whole series of the sitcom and whether Sir Mick will remain part of the cast.

ABC is already working on another new sitcom with another British rock legend.

Sir Elton John is executive producer of Him and Us, about an ageing rock icon and his entourage.

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