'Stellar cast' for new Broadchurch

Published Wednesday, 21 May 2014
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Torchwood star Eve Myles and Golden Globe-nominated actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste are joining the cast of the next series of Broadchurch, it has been announced.

'Stellar cast' for new Broadchurch
Torchwood star Eve Myles will join the Broadchurch cast. (© Getty)

The programme will also feature James D'Arcy - who appeared in the films Cloud Atlas and Hitchcock - and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, from Bad Education and Blandings, for the second run.

Executive producer, Jane Featherstone, said: "It's never easy to tempt actors back from Hollywood, and we feel privileged that James is joining us as a key part of our new story."

ITV previously announced David Tennant will return to his role as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, and Olivia Colman will be back as Ellie Miller, the Detective Sergeant left devastated after her husband confessed to murdering schoolboy Danny Latimer.

Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan, who play Danny's parents Beth and Mark Latimer, will also return to their roles, alongside Arthur Darvill as local vicar Paul Coates.

ITV's director of drama, Steve November, said: "We're delighted with the stellar cast assembled for the new series of Broadchurch. There's a real sense of heightened anticipation about what's to come, although we're desperate to protect the secrets of Broadchurch to avoid spoiling what happens next for the viewers."

Andrew Buchan, Arthur Darvill and Charlotte Rampling are also appearing in the drama which will return to the Dorset and north Somerset locations that featured in last year's run.

Writer Chris Chibnall said: "We're all thrilled about returning, especially given how supportive the whole community was last time. And if the community are able to keep our secrets as well as they did last time, we'll be ever so grateful."

Broadchurch was one of the big winners at the TV BAFTAs on Sunday, winning the prestigious best drama award.

Colman was also named best actress while best supporting actor was awarded to David Bradley.

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