Everett in ‘Legal’ gambit

“Boston Legal” continues to attract big-name guest stars, with Rupert Everett the latest thesp to sign up for a run on David E. Kelley’s frosh drama.

Everett — who supplied the voice of Prince Charming in “Shrek 2” — will appear in at least three May sweeps episodes of the skein, playing, natch, a super-charming lawyer. His character, Malcolm Holmes, also happens to be an ex-flame of Tara’s (Rhona Mitra) who suddenly appears as her opposing council in a civil case.

Arc reps Everett’s first guest appearance in a network primetime drama.

Thesp’s recent feature credits include “Stage Beauty” and “A Different Loyalty.” He also developed the comedy pilot “Mr. Amabassador” for NBC two years ago.

“Boston Legal” has been loading up on guest stars in recent weeks, casting Shelley Long, Carl Reiner, Betty White and Chi McBride in key parts.

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