Meet the cast of Shakespeare and Hathaway series two

Mark Benton and Jo Joyner are back, alongside an impressive collection of guest stars


Guest stars for episode 8:


Patrick Baladi plays the man with amnesia

Patrick Baladi plays the amnesiac in Shakespeare and Hathaway Series 2
Patrick Baladi plays the amnesiac

Who is this mysterious man? Bored during a stake-out, Frank and Lu spot a befuddled-looking man with a head wound wandering the streets; when questioned, the man hasn’t a clue who he is or where he is.

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What else has Patrick Baladi been in? Patrick Baladi played Michael Jackson in Stella, Jimmy in Line of Duty, and Lionel Dirkin in No Offence. He was also Neil Godwin in The Office.

Martina Laird plays Claudia Farrel

Martina Laird plays Claudia Farrel in Shakespeare and Hathaway
Martina Laird plays Claudia Farrel

Who is Martina Laird? The manager of the Duke Vincent Hotel, the only place our mysterious amnesiac can remember. Frank and Lu are convinced this is the key to finding out his identity and discovering how he was injured.

What else has Claudia Farrel been in? The actress starred as Comfort Jones in Casualty, and has also appeared in Jericho, EastEnders, and The Dumping Ground.

Tia Bannon plays Izzie Ferrel 

Tia Bannon plays Izzie Ferrel in Shakespeare and Hathaway
Tia Bannon plays Izzie Ferrel

Who is Izzie Ferrel? Manager Claudia’s daughter, who also works at the Duke Vincent Hotel.

What else has Tia Bannon been in? Aside from her stage work at the Globe and at the National Theatre, Tia Bannon has appeared in Midsomer Murders and in Lily Cole’s short film Balls.

Frances Johnson plays Leon Jones

Frances Johnson plays Leon Jones in Shakespeare and Hathaway
Frances Johnson plays Leon Jones

Who is Leon Jones? The Duke Vincent Hotel’s concierge.

What else has Frances Johnson been in? Credits include The Courtroom and Beech is Back.

Jack James Ryan plays Darren Morgan

Jack James Ryan plays Darren Morgan in Shakespeare and Hathaway
Jack James Ryan plays Darren Morgan

Who is Darren Morgan? The bell boy at the hotel.

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What else has Jack James Ryan been in? This is his first on-screen role.