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 7:


Leonardo Salerni plays Lorenzo Foyle

Leonardo Salerni plays Lorenzo Foyle in Shakespeare and Hathaway Series 2 - ep 7
Leonardo Salerni plays Lorenzo Foyle

Who is Lorenzo Foyle? A devastatingly handsome compulsive gambler who owes money all over town. Now he has gone missing, and his pregnant wife Ava wants Shakespeare and Hathaway to find him.

Advertisement

What else has Leonardo Salerni been in? Credits include Postcards from London, Meet the Adebanjos, Killing the Father, Queens, and The Sisters Plotz.

Annette Badland plays Ms Rose King

Annette Badland plays Ms Rose King in Shakespeare and Hathaway Series 2
Annette Badland plays Ms Rose King

Who is Ms Rose King? The proprietor of The Globe Casino, alongside her sister Queenie.

What else has Annette Badland been in? The actress’s familiar face has appeared in EastEnders (as Babe Smith), Outlander (as Mrs Fitzgibbons), Man Down (as Mrs Wigmore), Doctor Who (as Margaret Blaine), and Cutting It (as Brawdie Henshall). She’ll soon be appearing in Midsomer Murders as new pathologist Fleur Perkins.

Gillian Bevan plays Queenie

Gillian Bevan plays Queenie in Shakespeare and Hathaway Series 2 - ep 7
Gillian Bevan plays Queenie

Who is Queenie? Ms Rose King’s sister, and co-owner of The Globe Casino.

What else has Gillian Bevan been in? Recent appearances include Theresa May in The Windsors and Madame Tissot in Maigret Sets a Trap.

Kate O’Flynn plays Ava Foyle

Kate O'Flynn plays Ava Foyle in Shakespeare and Hathaway Series 2 - ep 7
Kate O’Flynn plays Ava Foyle

Who is Ava Foyle? Lorenzo’s pregnant wife. She works at the casino, which is where she met Lorenzo in the first place.

What else has Kate O’Flynn been in? You may recognise Kate O’Flynn from No Offence, where she played Dr Peep, or from Doctor Thorne in which she starred as Lady Alexandrina de Courcy. Other roles include Emily Riley in Wanderlust, Katherine Corven in Father Brown, Victoria Woodcock in Brexit: The Uncivil War, and Alice in Bridget Jones’s Baby.

Clare Wille plays Lady Chaucer

Clare Wille plays Lady Chaucer in Shakespeare and Hathaway Series 2 - ep 7
Clare Wille plays Lady Chaucer

Who is Lady Chaucer? A regular at the Globe Casino, who fell for Lorenzo’s charms.

What else has Clare Wille been in? Credits include Swinging, Coronation Street, Heartbeat, and Girls in Love.

David Langham plays Jasper Snout

David Langham plays Jasper Snout in Shakespeare and Hathaway Series 2 - ep7
David Langham plays Jasper Snout

Who is Jasper Snout? A snooty poker player at the Globe Casino.

What else has David Langham been in? Although he is better known for his stage work, David Langham has a handful of TV credits including Banana, Doctor Who (as a guard) and White Teeth.


Guest stars for episode 6:


Victor McGuire plays Frank’s lookalike Phil Sirkin

Victor McGuire plays Frank's lookalike Phil Sirkin in Shakespeare and Hathaway
Victor McGuire plays Phil Sirkin

Who is Frank Hathaway’s lookalike? Along with a Lu Shakespeare lookalike, this bloke Phil Sirkin has been going around time conning people out of their money, kicking chihuahuas, and framing the real Shakespeare and Hathaway. Now there is a furious mob of “clients” demanding their money back, including elderly Emilia Merchant (Rita May) and her angry son Ian Merchant (James Barriscale).

What else has Victor McGuire been in? The actor has starred in Trollied, Goodnight Sweetheart, Bread, and Brookside. Recent credits have included the role of Big Garth in Coronation Street, and a small role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Rebecca Gethings plays Luella’s lookalike Roamy Cusack

Rebecca Gethings plays Luella's lookalike Roamy Cusack in Shakespeare and Hathaway
Rebecca Gethings plays Roamy Cusack

Who is Luella Shakespeare’s lookalike? Roamy Cusack has teamed up with Phil (above) and together they are pretending to be Shakespeare and Hathaway.

What else has Rebecca Gethings been in? You may have spotted her in The Thick of It, where she played Helen Hatley. Rebecca Gethings has also made appearances in Veep, The Mimic, David Brent: Life on the Road, Flat TV, and Not Going Out.

Darren Evans plays Spider

Darren Evans plays Spider in Shakespeare and Hathaway
Darren Evans plays Spider

Who is Spider? Shakespeare and Hathaway’s go-to internet expert and all-round tech guy.

Advertisement

What else has Darren Evans been in? Recent credits have included Requiem (as Constable Shortly), Tinkershrimp & Dutch, Galavant, and The Bastard Executioner.