Plaquemine native lands guests on CBS TV series tonight

Michael Jacobs

Plaquemine native Christy Oldham, who has worked in films and television the last 10 years in Hollywood, will guest star on “The Eleventh Hour” tonight on CBS.

The episode, entitled “Resurrection”, airs at 9 p.m. locally on WAFB-TV Channel 9 (cable channel 7).

“Eleventh Hour”, which premieres tonight (Thursday), is a science-based dramatic television series, based on the 2006 BBC series of the same name.

Jerry Bruckheimer is executive producer of the series. His most notable film credits include the trio of “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. He has also served as producer of the wildly successful CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series on CBS, as well as five other series, including CSI: NY, Without a Trace.

Oldham, the daughter of Jerry and Pearl Oldham, has landed guest spots on numerous TV shows the last several years.

The role in “Eleventh Hour” came unexpected, she said.

“My agent called me on a Monday and told me I had an audition,” said Oldham, a graduate of Plaquemine High School. “I had prepared all morning, and it took me twenty minutes to see the casting director, after which I did the part and ad-libbed some of it.

“I got up the next morning, did my normal chores – and then comes a call from my agent that I got the part,” she said. “I was totally surprised.”

Oldham, 36, plays the role of Anna Freeman. The episode takes place in Georgia.

“They needed someone with a southern accent,” she said. “I had the genuine accent.”

She and her longtime partner, Shane Woodson, own Mercury Rising Productions. They co-produced “Cain and Abel” a comedy focusing on the adventures of two undercover Hollywood cops.

“Cain and Abel” won an award for Best Audience Picture at the 2006 Venice Film Festival, a showcase for independent films.

Oldham also co-starred in TV movie “The Gods of Circumstance,” which is currently in post-production and set to air in 2009. The film starts John Schneider (Bo Duke from “The Dukes of Hazard”).