Mr Selfridge star Jeremy Piven says the cast were all ‘overqualified’ for their roles

Actor Jeremy Piven was adored by many as his character Mr Selfridge on the hit ITV drama series.

With a top hat and tails, Jeremy's character was renowned for bursting in to Selfridge's, with his presence immediately felt by those around him.

Now, several years since playing the role with his return to London imminent to perform stand-up comedy, the actor, 56, discussed his time on the show with OK! Online.

Jeremy said he believed his co-stars were all "overqualified," as he complimented them on their talents.

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Jeremy said: "I felt like all the people in the cast were overqualified for those roles, and any one of them could have had their own show.

"They are such humble team players. It's no wonder they've all gone on to have such wonderful careers."

The Entourage star continued to say that he still keeps in touch with "good friend" Katherine Kelly, and told us he considered himself "lucky" to have worked with her.

Jeremy is a two time Golden Globe and three time Emmy Award-winning actor, making it no secret that he's a huge talent on-screen.

However, during our chat, the Mr Selfridge star was quick to commend the skills of fellow Hollywood name Daisy Ridley.

Daisy began her role with minor parts on the likes of Mr Selfridge and she has since skyrocketed to fame, playing the role of Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy: The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Discussing his time working with Daisy, Jeremy told us: "I literally remember Daisy Ridley had a tiny role and I was blown away by her even then. She looked incredible and morphs in to what ever she's doing so perfectly."

Jeremy, who recently starred opposite Golden Globe-winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers in new movie American Night, is set to return to the UK on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, for the UK leg of his Comedy Tour.

Discussing his return to the UK, the star joked he'd love to see what happened if he were to walk in to Selfridges in character and start "directing people."

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"I probably have to go and check in on my shop while in London, it might be interesting to see what happens if I walk in," the actor said in jest.

Discussing his comedy tour coming to London, Jeremy said: "This is going to sound like a horrible cliche, but I cannot tell you how excited I am to perform for you guys, for many different reasons.

"I was over there for four years filming Mr Selfridge and I've been lucky enough to work with Guy Ritchie, and I've been in and out of the UK, so I get to speak genuinely about both of our cultures.

"I am not an American who is a tourist, I know how important humour is to you guys and so it's a great responsibility that I understand and perform for you guys, so I am really excited and up for it."

On the topic of transitioning from acting to comedy, Jeremy explained he'll run lines with his mum, with whom he has a "very close" bond.

He added: "She's an artist and an actress and a teacher, and my humour at times might be a bit raunchy for her so I have to choose what I try on her.

"There are so many different ways to test your material but there's nothing quite like just getting up on stage and giving it a shot."

Jeremy is set to perform at the Leicester Square Theatre in London. He also has a brand-new podcast out now, “How U Livin’ J Piven,” available wherever you get your podcasts.

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