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Meet the cast of Ordinary Lies

The second series continue tonight at 9pm on BBC1 and has a whole new cast with an entirely different set of secrets to hide...

Published: Tuesday, 15th November 2016 at 6:13 pm

Ordinary Lies returns to BBC1 for a second six-part series with a totally new cast. Gone are Michelle Keegan, Max Beesley and co. In their place are Matt Di Angelo, Angela Griffin and a whole host of other faces you may recognise...

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While the first series delved into the dark and secretive lives of colleagues at a car showroom, this time the spotlight will be cast on a group of employees at the call centre and warehouse of a sports sales company in Wales.

Meet the cast below...


Matt Di Angelo – Fletch

Who does he play?

Fletch (Matt Di Angelo) is a warehouse picker who finds his happy marriage threatened when he reunites with his father.

“Fletch is an ordinary guy who has a very normal job in a warehouse – there’s a monotonous routine to his life. He has never known who his father is having always been told he’s a musician somewhere. He got married very young and sticking to his routine of life has brought him into a rut” – Di Angelo

Where do I recognise him from?

He plays the villainous Dean Wicks in EastEnders.


Griff Rhys Jones – Patrick

Who does he play?

Griff Rhys Jones plays Fletch’s long-lost father Patrick.

“He’s a successful man, although we don’t know what he does. He lives in a house, which Fletch comes to see him at, but sees Patrick with his wife and two daughters, one of whom is pregnant. We don’t really know too much about him other than the fact he knew Fletch’s mother” – Jones

Where do I recognise him from?

He’s a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and presenter, famous for his work with comedy partner Mel Smith such as Not on the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones and for the BBC's Three Men series of travel adventures with Dara O Briain and Rory McGrath.


Kimberley Nixon – Holly Pryce

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Who does she play?

Kimberley Nixon plays Holly Pryce, PA to the warehouse general manager Jenna (Angela Griffin), who she is in awe of. She is meek and her insecurities make her constantly feel others' lives are more exciting than hers. However, little does Holly know that under Jenna’s composed exterior, a dark past is lurking. She is also in a relationship with Neil (Noel Sullivan).

Where do I recognise her from?

She is known for playing Josie in Channel 4's university comedy Fresh Meat, BBC comedy Hebburn, Sky meidcal drama Critical and recently the conflicted Alison in BBC1 police drama New Blood.


Rebekah Staton – Wendy Walker

Who does she play?

Rebekah Stanton plays Wendy Walker, a thick-skinned forklift driver.

“Welsh Wendy is in a happy relationship but comes into trouble when her ex-partner takes against her new one” – Staton

Where do I recognise her from?

She recently appeared as formidable mum Della in Caitlin Moran's Raised by Wolves and you might recognise her voice as the narrator of Don’t Tell the Bride.

Angela Griffin – Jenna Moss

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Who does she play?

Angela Griffin plays Jenna Moss, the general manager of the warehouse, with a murky past.

“Jenna is a meticulous, perfect human being… or so she would have the world believe. She comes across as very well educated, well dressed, has a perfect life, is a strong woman, has a perfect husband, a car and the perfect apartment!

"She’s worked incredibly hard to get to where she is in life, running Cooper’s with Joe and Toke underneath her. She enjoys her life, or so she thinks… or so the world thinks, but actually underneath she has a lot of turmoil going on. Her life isn’t as perfect as she’d have everyone believe and that comes out throughout the series” – Griffin

Where do I recognise her from?

The former Coronation Street and Emmerdale star played DS Lizzie Maddox in Lewis and was seen recently in ITV's 80s-set comedy-drama Brief Encounters.


Joel Fry – Billy ‘Toke’ Tyler

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Who does he play?

Joel Fry plays Billy 'Toke' Tyler is a warehouse manager with a secret other life.

“Unbeknownst to his colleagues and girlfriend, Toke has an alter ego as a crime-fighting superhero by night. He does this because of things that have happened in his past: he wants to stop people doing stupid things and getting hurt. While he’s doing that, he meets a girl, which sets something off in his head. He starts trying to help her, which isn’t easy as she’s a bit of a mess and as a result things get complicated” – Fry

Where do I recognise him from?

He played Hizdahr zo Loraq, a wealthy Ghiscari nobleman who courted Daenerys Targaryen, in Game of Thrones but perhaps better known for his comedy roles in White Van Man, Trollied and Plebs.


Con O’Neill – Joe Brierley

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Who does he play?

Con O'Neill plays Joe Brierley, the head of sales, who believes his wife is cheating on him and goes to great lengths to spy on her in an effort to prove it.

Where do I recognise him from?

He played the alcoholic boyfriend of Sgt Cawood’s sister in the last series of Happy Valley, and is also known for Telstar: The Joe Meek Story and Criminal Justice. 


Jill Halfpenny – Belinda Brierley

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Who does she play?

Jill Halfpenny plays Joe’s wife Belinda, the one he supposes is having an affair.

Where do I recognise her from?

She is best known for her roles as Rebecca Hopkins in Coronation Street and Kate Mitchell in EastEnders.


Elen Rhys – Caz

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Who does she play?

Elen Rhys plays Fletch’s wife Caz, whose marriage to him is not looking so stable when his estranged father appears on the scene.

Where do I recognise her from?

She has appeared in World War Z, Season of the Witch and Panic Button.


Noel Sullivan – Neil

Who does he play?

Noel Sullivan plays Neil, a forklift truck driver and he’s in a relationship with Holly.

“He’s a normal lad from the Valleys in Wales. He’s the kind of guy who just wants a couple of pints after work, a game of footy and that’s about as exciting as his life gets. He’s a pretty mundane character” – Sullivan

Where do I recognise him from?

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