Edward Bluemel – Toby Hamilton
Who does he play? Toby has lived his life under the shadow of Freddie, the elder twin. He’s sharp, clever and gifted with a promising academic career, but the lack of love from his father has left him bitter and at odds with the Hamilton name. We meet him during a time of great transition as he grapples with his romantic feelings and forges his own path in wartime London.
Where have I seen him? Bluemel is a promising newcomer to the world of television.
Mark Benton – Dennis Feldman
Who does he play? Benton adds a comic streak as the hotel’s affable concierge and resident fixer. He’s a wheeler-dealer who is fiercely loyal to Garland and always talks sense.
Where have I seen him? Like Kara Tointon, Mark Benton is a Strictly Come Dancing alumnus. He starred in Waterloo Road as maths teacher Daniel Chalk, and he’s also been in Early Doors and Northern Lights.
Charity Wakefield – Charity Lambert
Who does she play? Charity Lambert is nasty. She’s Lord Hamilton’s latest affair, but she wants to force their relationship out into the open – and get at his wife. She is also a strong proponent of appeasement and has fascist sympathies.
Where have I seen her? Wakefield appeared as Mary Boleyn in Wolf Hall. She has also been in the Doctor Who Christmas special.
Beverley Knight – Ruby
Who does she play? Betsey discovers that Sonny has pulled a sickie to perform with Ruby at the Cafe de Paris in London, instead of with her at The Halcyon. “Is she better than me?” asks an offended Betsey.
Where have I seen her? Oh, you know, she’s only a world-famous singer.