Joan Collins in Panto

The legendary Hollywood star Joan Collins OBE has been in the Midlands ahead of her first ever role in a Christmas pantomime.

The Dynasty actress held a press conference at the Hippodrome Theatre in Birmingham where she will be playing the Queen Rat in Dick Whittington.

She'll be performing 12 shows a week from the 18th of December right through to the 30th of January 2011.