Meet the cast of The Gold, including Hugh Bonneville and Jack Lowden
The brand new drama has an enormous cast filled with acclaimed actors.
In 1982, half a dozen men broke into the Brink's-Mat warehouse in Heathrow with a plan to steal £3.2 million in cash.
Instead they stumbled upon gold bullion worth £26 million.
Now the Brink's-Mat robbery has been dramatised in new BBC heist drama The Gold, which depicts the dramatic true story, as well as its huge ramifications, not just for the individuals involved but also the British criminal underworld.
The series boasts a cast full of recognisable actors, including Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville and Charlotte Spencer, who play fictional solicitor-turned-criminal Edwyn Cooper and officer Nicki Jennings (Charlotte Spencer), respectively.
While some characters have been invented for the drama, BBC's The Gold also portrays various real-life figures, including gangster Kenneth Noye (Jack Lowden).
So, who else stars in the sprawling series and who do they all play? Read on for everything you need to know about the cast of The Gold.
The Gold cast: Full list of actors and characters in BBC crime drama
- Hugh Bonneville as Brian Boyce
- Jack Lowden as Kenneth Noye
- Dominic Cooper as Edwyn Cooper
- Charlotte Spencer as Nicki Jennings
- Tom Cullen as John Palmer
- Emun Elliott as Tony Brightwell
- Sean Harris as Gordon Parry
- Ellora Torchia as Sienna Rose
- Stefanie Martini as Marnie Palmer
- Daniel Ings as Archie Osborne
- James Nelson-Joyce as Brian Reader
- Dorothy Atkinson as Jeannie Savage
- Adam Nagaitis as Micky McAvoy
- Amanda Drew as CS Cath McLean
- Frankie Wilson as Brian Robinson
- Ruth Bradley as Isabelle Cooper
- Peter Davison as Assistant Commissioner Gordon Stewart
- Sophia La Porta as Kathleen Meacock
- Hadley Fraser as DCI John Forham
- Silas Carson as Harry Bowman
- Sean Gilder as DI Neville Carter
- Nichola Burley as Brenda Noye
- Sam Spruell as Charlie Miller
- Paul Thornley as Max Goodman
- Dan Li as Will Taylor
- Chris Coghill as Neil Murphy
- Micah Balfour as Keith Potts
Read on for more information on the cast and who they play.
Charlotte Spencer plays Nicki Jennings
Who is Nicki Jennings? Nicki Jennings is a detective with the Flying Squad in the Met Police who takes a leading role in the investigation into the robbery.
Talking about her character, Spencer recently told Stylist: “She’s a woman who decided to become a police officer so that she could help people.
“An honest, hard-working woman, who doesn’t let her background define her.”
Where have I seen Charlotte Spencer? Spencer is known for appearing in series such as Sanditon, Ted Lasso, Line of Duty and Baghdad Central, as well as films including Cinderella and The Duke.
Dominic Cooper plays Edwyn Cooper
Who is Edwyn Cooper? Edwyn Cooper is a solicitor who is brought in to help launder the money from the proceeds from the robbery.
Where have I seen Dominic Cooper? Cooper is perhaps best-known for his roles as a young Howard Stark in various MCU projects and as Jesse Custer in the series Preacher. He has also appeared in other series and films such as The Princess, Spy City and both Mamma Mia! films.
Jack Lowden plays Kenneth Noye
Who is Kenneth Noye? Kenneth Noye is a businessman who is also secretly involved in the criminal underground. He is approached by Micky McAvoy following the robbery, asking him how they can dispose of the bullion and cash in.
Where have I seen Jack Lowden? Lowden had a leading role in the BBC's War and Peace, and has since appeared in Small Axe, Mary Queen of Scots and Stephen Merchant's Fighting with My Family. He also had a pivotal role in Christopher Nolan's 2017 epic Dunkirk and currently stars in Slow Horses opposite Gary Oldman.
Hugh Bonneville plays Brian Boyce
Who is Brian Boyce? Brian Boyce is an officer who is brought over from counter-terrorism to lead the investigation into the robbery.
Where have I seen Hugh Bonneville? Bonneville is best known for his roles as Lord Grantham on Downton Abbey, Ian Fletcher on Twenty Twelve and W1A, and Mr Brown in the Paddington films. He has also appeared in films such as Notting Hill, Iris, The Monuments Men, Viceroy's House and I Came By.
Stefanie Martini plays Marnie Palmer
Who is Marnie Palmer? Marnie Palmer is John's wife.
Where have I seen Stefanie Martini? Martini has previously appeared in series such as The Last Kingdom, Prime Suspect 1973 and Endeavour.
Tom Cullen plays John Palmer
Who is John Palmer? John Palmer is a gold merchant in Bristol who Noye enlists to disguise the gold and sell it into the market.
Where have I seen Tom Cullen? Cullen is known for appearing in series such as Downton Abbey, Black Mirror, Knightfall, Becoming Elizabeth and Invasion, as well as films including Barbarians and 100 Streets.
Emun Elliott plays Tony Brightwell
Who is Tony Brightwell? Tony Brightwell is a detective with the Flying Squad in the Met Police who takes a leading role in the investigation into the robbery.
Where have I seen Emun Elliott? Elliott has appeared in major films such as The King's Man, Old, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Filth and Prometheus, while he has also appeared in series such as The Paradise, Game of Thrones, Trust Me, Guilt and The Rig.
Sean Harris plays Gordon Parry
Who is Gordon Parry? Gordon Parry works alongside Edwyn Cooper to launder the money from the robbery.
Where have I seen Sean Harris? Harris is best-known for his film roles, including playing Solomon Lane in the Mission: Impossible films, Macduff in Macbeth, Fifield in Prometheus and the King in The Green Knight.
Daniel Ings plays Archie Osborne
Who is Archie Osborne? Archie Osborne is a member of the team at the Met Police working to track down the robbers and the gold.
Where have I seen Daniel Ings? Ings has previously appeared in series including Lovesick, Instinct, The English Game, Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, I Hate Suzie, Sex Education and The Crown.
Ellora Torchia plays Sienna Rose
Who is Sienna Rose? Sienna Rose is an estate agent who sells properties to Edwyn.
Where have I seen Ellora Torchia? Torchia is known for appearing in films such as Ali & Ava, In the Earth and Midsommar, while she has also had roles in series such as The Split, Grantchester and Broadchurch.
Dorothy Atkinson plays Jeannie Savage
Who is Jeannie Savage? Jeannie Savage is an associate of Noye's who becomes involved in dealing with the gold.
Where have I seen Dorothy Atkinson? Atkinson is known for appearing in series such as Call the Midwife, Harlots, Mum, All Creatures Great and Small, Magpie Murders, Pistol, Pennyworth, Without Sin and Stonehouse.
Adam Nagaitis plays Micky McAvoy
Who is Micky McAvoy? Micky McAvoy is one of the robbers to take part in the Brink's-Mat robbery.
Where have I seen Adam Nagaitis? Nagaitis' previous roles have included appearances in Happy Valley, The Terror, Chernobyl, Red Rose, The Inbetweeners 2, Suffragette and The Last Duel.
Amanda Drew plays CS Cath McLean
Who is CS Cath McLean? Cath McLean is a Chief Superintendent at the Met overseeing Boyce's investigation.
Where have I seen Amanda Drew? Drew is best known for playing May Wright in EastEnders, but has since been seen in Broadchurch, Doctor Who, A Very British Scandal, Gangs of London, The Peripheral, Wednesday and more series.
Frankie Wilson plays Brian Robinson
Who is Brian Robinson? Brian Robinson is a member of the gang that carries out the Brink's-Mat robbery.
Where have I seen Frankie Wilson? Wilson is best-known for his role in both The Souvenir and The Souvenir: Part II, as well as for appearances in series such as Call the Midwife and House of the Dragon.
James Nelson-Joyce plays Brian Reader
Who is Brian Reader? Brian Reader is one of those who is trying to shift the gold following the robbery.
Where have I seen James Nelson-Joyce? Nelson-Joyce has previously been seen in series such as Industry, The Responder, The Outlaws and Time.
Ruth Bradley plays Isabelle Cooper
Who is Isabelle Cooper? Isabelle Cooper is Edwyn's wife.
Where have I seen Ruth Bradley? Bradley is known for appearing in series such as The Fall, The Split, Endeavour, Guilt, Humans and Ted Lasso, and was recently seen in the Netflix film The Wonder.
Peter Davison plays Assistant Commissioner Gordon Stewart
Who is Assistant Commissioner Gordon Stewart? Gordon Stewart is the Assistant Commissioner at the Met overseeing Boyce's investigation.
Where have I seen Peter Davison? Davison is best known for playing the Fifth Doctor in BBC series Doctor Who during the 1980s, a role he reprised for a cameo in 2022. More recently he's starred in Life, Gentleman Jack, The Trial of Christine Keeler, Vera, Law and Order: UK, The Larkins and The Name of the Rose.
The Gold is available to watch on BBC iPlayer. The Gold: The Real Story Behind Brink’s-Mat: Britain’s Biggest Heist by Neil Forsyth and Thomas Turner is available to pre-order now.
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