Broadchurch series 2 is getting a glamorous new star – actress Charlotte Rampling.
The star of the 60s classic Georgy Girl, who was recently seen playing the part of Dr Evelyn Vogel in the final season of serial killer drama Dexter, is joining series two in what broadcaster ITV described as a “pivotal” role.
The network declined to give further details but writer Chris Chibnall said: “We have another big story to tell this year, and that meant finding exceptional actors for new roles. There’s none more exceptional than Charlotte. To be writing for her is a dream come true. As you can imagine, Charlotte’s character is an integral part of the new story – but that’s where we’re drawing a veil for now.”
The broadcaster said that further casting announcements will be made in the coming weeks.
As RadioTimes.com revealed yesterday, David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill will all return for the second run, with Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan also reprising their roles as the grieving parents of murdered boy Danny Latimer.
Unveiling the casting at a lunch of the Broadcasting Press Guild today, ITV director of programmes Peter Fincham said that the drama remained integral to the ITV schedule, which will aslo include Cilla, a biopic of Cilla Black, and political journalist Tom Bradby’s four-part drama The Great Fire of London about the C17th conflagration.
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