Exclusive: Smash Finds Its JFK — Plus, Watch the New Season 2 Trailer

Matt Webb Mitovich

More than a bit of Camelot is coming to NBC’s Smash, with the casting of a British actor as Bombshell‘s John F. Kennedy.

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Julian Ovenden, whose TV credits include the UK series Foyle’s War and Any Human Heart, plus ABC’s Cashmere Mafia — has landed the role of Simon, the actor who will play opposite Karen Cartwright as Marilyn Monroe’s infamous Canoodler-in-Chief, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Ovenden, a tenor who won choral scholarships to Eton and New College Oxford, will appear in multiple episodes of Season 2, after the role was beefed up considerably at the time of casting.

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Speaking of Smash‘s return (on Tuesday, Feb. 5), NBC has released a new promo. Check it out right here:

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