Neil Morrissey joins the cast of Grantchester

The former Man Behaving Badly star will appear alongside James Norton and Robson Green as a grieving father in series two of ITV's 1950s-set crime drama

Neil Morrissey is joining the cast of ITV crime drama Grantchester for its second series to play a grieving father whose daughter is killed in suspicious circumstances.

The former Man Behaving Badly will be playing a rather more dignified character, Harding Redmond, a Grantchester resident who is determined to find out what happened to his daughter Abigail.

But it looks like he will still be causing some trouble, as Harding accuses beloved clergyman-detective Sidney Chambers (James Norton) of having an inappropriate relationship with her. Sidney tries to prove his innocence but Harding’s accusations may well change the way the villagers feel about him.

Morrissey said of his new role in the drama: “I’m really excited to be joining the cast of Grantchester. It’s great to work with James Norton, Robson Green and the rest of the cast, and I can’t wait to film in the actual village of Grantchester, which I know is beautiful. I’m also happy to be sporting a funky fifties moustache, my first foray into top lip decoration since I started acting.”

The second series of Grantchester is due on ITV in 2016.

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