Joanne Froggatt, known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Liar, leads the cast of six-part drama Angela Black, which shines a light on the stark reality of domestic abuse.


Angela (Froggatt) and Olivier (Michiel Huisman) seem to have it all: a beautiful house in London and two young boys, but it soon becomes apparent that Angela's life is nothing like it seems.

Filled with twists and turns, the series quickly captivated viewers when it aired weekly on ITV back in 2021, and is available to watch now on ITVX.

So whether you're re-watching it or watching the series for the first time, read on to find out all about the cast and characters in Angela Black – including The Flight Attendant's Michiel Huisman as Olivier.

Angela Black cast

Joanne Froggatt plays Angela Black

Joanne Froggatt in Angela Black

Who is Angela Black? Our heroine, Angela is a woman whose live is seemingly perfect on the outside, but who has a controlling and abusive husband.

Where have I seen Joanne Froggatt before? The Downton Abbey star is best known for playing lady's maid Anna Bates in the ITV period drama and subsequent film. She's also starred in Liar, Dark Angel, and The Harrowing.

Michiel Huisman plays Olivier

Angela Black

Who is Olivier? Angela's abusive husband, and father to their two children. He's wealthy and a successful businessman.

Where have I seen Michiel Huisman before? You'll probably recognise the actor from his role Game of Thrones, and his recent role as businessman Alex in The Flight Attendant.

Samuel Adewunmi plays Ed

Angela Black

Who is Ed? A private investigator who approaches Angela with information that leaves her reeling.

Where have I seen Samuel Adewunmi before? He's known for The Watch, Lucky Man, The Hatton Garden Job, The Last Tree, and Doctor Who.

Ashley McGuire plays Judy

Who is Judy? She works at the kennel where Angela volunteers.

Where have I seen Ashley McGuire before? She plays Mandy Harris in This Country, and was Lorraine Fletcher in It's A Sin. She's also starred Malory Towers, The Gentlemen, and will star in the upcoming BBC medical comedy-drama This Is Going To Hurt.

Angela Black first aired on Sunday 10th October at 9pm on ITV and is available to stream now on ITVX. Check out more of our Drama coverage, or find out what else is on with our TV Guide.

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