Singer Kate Miller-Heidke. Supplied by Jones PR. Photo to Jo Duck.
Singer Kate Miller-Heidke. Supplied by Jones PR. Photo to Jo Duck.

Singer turns to comedy with cheeky Christmas single

KATE Miller-Heidke is laughing her way to the end of the year.

The chart-topping singer and songwriter caps off 2015 with two humorous projects: ABC's comedy opera The Divorce and a cheeky Christmas charity single.

The Divorce, a four-part series about a couple celebrating their split with a lavish party, is Heidke's first dramatic TV role.

"I'd never acted on screen before," she said.

"I've performed in operas on stage, but the style of acting for television is very different."

Heidke stars opposite Lisa McCune, Marina Prior and Hugh Sheridan in the special mini-series filmed at the historic Werribee Mansion outside of Melbourne.

"It is over-the-top in the tradition of operatic comedies," she said.

Heidke has also been making waves on social media for the humorous charity single I'm Growing a Beard Downstairs for Christmas she recorded with The Beards to raise money for Bowel Cancer Australia.

I'm Growing a Beard Downstairs for Christmas is available for download for a donation at www.decembeard.org.au/ christmassingle.

The Divorce airs back-to-back nights from December 7 to 10 at 9.30pm on ABC1.

Kate Miller-Heidke plays The Byron Theatre on February 11.



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