Sean Bean and Stephen Graham
In the new Jimmy McGovern prison thriller, there are a few familiar faces from Line of Duty.
Time is the BBC’s newest drama series, set in a jail and starring British acting veterans Sean Bean and Stephen Graham.
Mark Cobden and Eric McNally star as a prisoner and a jail officer, respectively. The group is brimming with British acting talent, including some known stars from Line of Duty and Coronation Street.
Mark is newly imprisoned, plagued by guilt for his crime, and completely out of his element in the tumultuous prison environment. He meets Eric McNally, a dedicated prison guard who goes above and beyond to safeguard those under his command. When one of the most dangerous inmates discovers Eric’s flaw, he is forced to choose between his morals and his family.
Here’s some more information on the drama’s cast:
Eric McNally– Stephen Graham
One of the best actors in the county, who has crushed hearts in This is England, Line of Duty, made us chuckle in Code 404, and raised our eyebrows with his Welsh accent in White House Farm. Snatch, Rocketman, and Pirates of the Caribbean have all featured the 47-year-old Scouser.
Mark Cobden – Sean Bean
Sean Bean, another British acting star, is most known for his roles as Sharpe, Mellors in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Boromir in Lord of the Rings, and, of course, Ned Stark in Game of Thrones.
We also enjoy his Yorkshire Tea commercials.
Kadiff Kirwan – Pete
Kadiff has recently been in Fleabag, Inside Number 9, Zapped, This Way Up, and Chewing Gum, among other films. The Monserrat-born actor recently starred alongside Richard Armitage, Jennifer Saunders, and Shaun Dooley in the Netflix series The Stranger.
James Nelson-Joyce – Johnno
James has appeared in The Nest, The Virtues, and Little Boy Blue as a relative newcomer. He’s now starring alongside Stephen Merchant and Christopher Walken in The Offenders.
Dean Fagan – Stevie
Luke the mechanic from Coronation Street is calling! On the soap, Luke was brutally murdered by the villainous Pat Phelan in events that rocked the nation in 2018.
Of course, Dean has appeared in more than Corrie, but his role as Luke was a fan favorite. Doctors, Vera, Homefront, and Fresh Meat are among his other credits.
Terence Maynard – Kavanagh
Terence, a former Corrie star, played Tony Stewart (Jason’s father) on the Cobbles in 2014 and 2015.
He has appeared in a number of films and television shows since leaving the Street, including Casualty, Cursed, The Witcher, Death in Paradise, and many others.
Sue Johnston – June Cobden
Sue has acted in such shows as Brookside, Corrie, The Royle Family, Waking the Dead, and Downton Abbey.
In this film, she plays the mother of Sean Bean’s character.
John Cobden – David Calder
Calder has been in Superman, The World is Not Enough, The Lady in the Van, Cracker, Spooks, Heartbeat, Waking the Dead, Call the Midwife, and a slew of other films since 1970.
Hannah Walters – Sonia McNally
Hannah is Stephen Graham’s real-life wife, but she is also an accomplished actress who has been in films such as This Is England ’86, ’88, and ’90, Whitechapel, Pirates of the Caribbean, No Offense, and others.
Aneurin Barnard – Barnard
We don’t have any photos of Aneurin as his Time character, but you may recognize him from the recent BBC drama The Pact.
Cilla Black’s husband Bobby in Cilla and photographer David Bailey in We’ll Take Manhattan are two of the Ogmore Valley actor’s most well-known roles.
Aneurin, 34, has appeared in a number of films, including Dunkirk, The Goldfinch, and Hunky Dory.
You might recognize him from his role as Boris Drubetskoy in the BBC version of Tolstoy’s epic novel War and Peace.
Nabil Elouahabi – Police Officer Patterson
Nabil has had significant roles in some excellent UK dramas, including Top Boy, The Night Of, Our Girl, and The Missing.
Between 2003 and 2005, he played Tariq in EastEnders for two years.
Siobhan Finneran – Marie-Louise
Siobhan originally rose to prominence in the 1980s comedy Rita, Sue, and Bob, Too, which she starred in. But, thanks to early roles in Coronation Street and Emmerdale, she hasn’t been seen much since then. We know Lancashire actor Siobhan for her serious drama chops in Happy Valley, Clocking Off, Downton Abbey, The Syndicate, The Loch, and The Stranger. She was a frequent in Benidorm and Cold Feet, on a lighter note.
Natalie Gavin – POW Jardine
Natalie has appeared in films such as Gentleman Jack, Ackley Bridge, and Jericho, but most of you will remember her from the scene in Line of Duty where her uniformed bent copper tries to get rid of bent solicitor Gill Biggeloe in the AC-12 bogs.
Brian McCardie – Jackson Jones
Is that correct…? Wait… that’s Tommy Hunter from Jed Mercurio’s cop drama, Line of Duty. Despite being blown up in series two, Tommy Hunter’s name has persisted throughout the six seasons of Jed Mercurio’s cop drama.
Brian, a Glasgow actor, has done a lot more than the OCG OG, with roles in big-budget films like Speed 2, The Ghost and the Darkness, and Rob Roy, as well as TV dramas like Fortitude, Casualty, and MI High in the 1990s.
He can currently be seen in the Sky drama Domina.
Bobby Schofield – Barry Schofield
Bobby, a Liverpudlian actor, is most known for his part in the film Knightfall.
He starred in Anthony, a recent TV drama that depicted the life that murdered youngster Anthony Walker would have had if he hadn’t been killed in a racist attack.
Jack McMullen – Daniel
Jack is most known for his part as Finn in the BBC school drama Waterloo Road, but since then he has appeared in Ford v Ferrari alongside Christian Bale and Matt Damon, as well as Little Boy Blue, The Souvenir, and The First Team.
Shahid Ahmed – Sarfaz Jawad
Shahid is known for his roles in the movies 28 Weeks Later, American Assasin, and Syriana.
Ackley Bridge and Shamless are two other films in which the actor has appeared.
Michael Socha – Kenny Meadows
Yet another Michael, a former cast member of This Is England, is well known for his role as Tom in Being Human as a werewolf.
Michael has appeared in films such as Once Upon a Time, Chernobyl, and Creation Stories, which is about Alan McGee.
From Sunday, June 6 at 9 pm, the three-part series will air weekly on BBC One, with the entire series available as a boxset on BBC iPlayer once episode one has aired.
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