Helen Baxendale - Baxendale's Knifeman Scare In South Africa
British actress Helen Baxendale was left fearing for her life when she faced a knifeman in South Africa while filming a new TV thriller.
The former Friends star was in Cape Town working on upcoming British drama Kidnap and Ransom earlier this year (10) when the attacker confronted her - but she managed to flee to safety.
Baxendale tells Britain's The Sun, "We were warned not to go out but we did. Somebody showed me a knife and we ran. I was really scared. I thought, 'What an idiot, not to have heeded the warning'.
"South Africa is an amazing country but obviously there are still a lot of problems."