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Meet the cast of Broken

Jimmy McGovern's BBC drama focuses on a priest in a Northern community - meet the man in the robes and his parishoners

Published: Wednesday, 25th October 2017 at 10:13 am

Muna Otaru - Helen Oyenusi


Helen is one of Michael’s congregation and has a son who is struggling with day to day life

You might have spotted Otaru playing Temitayo in Damilola, Our Loved Boy.

Vernon Otaru – Jerome Holder


Young Vernon doesn’t trust many people, but he does trust Father Michael

Holder played Maxy in The Story of Tracy Beaker and Max Tyson in Holby City

Mark Stanley – PC Andrew Powell

PC Powell is a local officer who crosses paths with Father Michael

Stanley enjoyed a stint in Game of Thrones playing Jon Snow’s pal Grenn and he also popped up in Dickensian as Bill Sykes. Oh, and you won’t have seen him thanks to the helmet, but he played one of the Knights of Ren in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Paula Malcomson – Roz Demichelis


Roz comes to talk with Father Michael about something that’s been troubling her


Paula Malcolmson is a veteran of both the big and small screen playing Karniss’ mother in the The Hunger Games series, Abby Donovan in Ray Donovan and Maureen Ashby in Sons of Anarchy to name but a few. Fans of ER will know her as Meg Riley, while those who watched Deadwood might remember her as Trixie. Oh and she also played Marjorie Detterick in The Green Mile.


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