Has Grey’s Anatomy just cast a replacement Derek Shepherd? The long-running medical drama has been in need of a new leading man since Patrick Dempsey’s shock departure earlier this year – and now they might just have found one.
Meet McDreamy 2.0 (he’s obviously going to need a new nickname): Martin Henderson, a 49-year-old actor from New Zealand who you may recognise from roles in Bride and Prejudice, Secrets & Lies, The Ring and Home and Away.
Henderson has just been cast as a series regular in Grey’s Anatomy’s 12th season. There are no official details about the actor’s role, but he is expected to play a new surgeon at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
The actor, who will star alongside Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and Justin Chambers, bears a striking resemblance to McDreamy, with his rugged stubble, blue eyes and swept back hair.
See what we mean?
Could it be that, as well as taking on a role at the hospital, he’s set to play a future love interest for the recently widowed Meredith, too?
Grey’s Anatomy will return for a 12th season next year