Meet the cast of The Last Post

Who’s who in BBC1's 60s military drama

Tom Glynn-Carney as Lance Corporal Tony Armstrong

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Tony is a boy in a man’s world. He is scatty and forgetful, but kind-hearted and very eager to please his seniors. He’s a romantic, too, and has a crush on a local Aden girl.

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Where do I recognise him from?

Glynn-Carney made his big screen debut this year in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk however his only television role before The Last Post was in two episodes of Casualty in 2013. One to watch.

Essie Davis as Martha Franklin

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Martha is a war reporter sent to Yemen to ride along with the troops. She causes quite a stir on arrival in episode two.

Where do I recognise her from?

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You might have seen Davis in Game of Thrones last year as Lady Crane, the leading actress in Izembaro’s Braavosi theatre troupe. She was also in one episode of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Human Is, as Vera.