Meet the cast of The Newsreader season 2
Anna Torv and Sam Reid are back for a second season of the Australian drama.
Australian drama The Newsreader is back for its second season, with the episodes airing on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer this November.
As with the first season, the drama continues to chart the lives of journalists and crew members at an Australian newsroom in the 1980s, with season 2 seeing Helen and Dale now firmly installed as co-anchors at the News at Six.
The series stars Anna Torv and Sam Reid in the central roles, with new cast members for season 2 including Rory Fleck Byrne, Daniel Gillies and Philippa Northeast. But who else stars in the cast and who do they all play?
Read on for everything you need to know about the cast of The Newsreader.
The Newsreader cast: Full list of actors and characters in Australian drama
Here are the main cast members and characters in The Newsreader. Read on below for more info about who they are and where you've seen the actors before.
- Anna Torv as Helen Norville
- Sam Reid as Dale Jennings
- William McInnes as Lindsay Cunningham
- Michelle Lim Davidson as Noelene Kim
- Marg Downey as Evelyn Walters
- Chum Ehelepola as Dennis Tibb
- Robert Taylor as Geoff Walters
- Stephen Peacocke as Rob Rickards
- Chai Hansen as Tim Ahern
- Rory Fleck Byrne as Gerry Carroll
- Daniel Gillies as Charlie Tate
- Philippa Northeast as Kay Walters
Anna Torv plays Helen Norville
Who is Helen Norville? Helen is the first female newsreader of News at Six, who in season 1 started a romantic relationship with her producer Dale. He is now her co-anchor.
Sam Reid plays Dale Jennings
Who is Dale Jennings? Dale is Helen's co-anchor and romantic partner, with the two being dubbed 'The Golden Couple of News'.
Where have I seen Sam Reid? Reid recently starred as Lestat de Lioncourt in Interview with the Vampire, while he has also appeared in Prime Suspect 1973, The Astronaut Wives Club, The Riot Club, '71, Belle, The Railway Man and Spooks.
William McInnes plays Lindsay Cunningham
Who is Lindsay Cunningham? Lindsay is the head of the News at Six newsroom.
Where have I seen William McInnes? McInnes has had roles in series including SeaChange, Blue Heelers, The Slap, The Time of Our Lives and Total Control.
Michelle Lim Davidson plays Noelene Kim
Who is Noelene Kim? Noelene is a producer on News at Six.
Where have I seen Michelle Lim Davidson? Davidson has appeared in series including Utopia and The Secrets She Keeps.
Robert Taylor plays Geoff Walters
Who is Geoff Walters? Geoff is a news veteran and Helen's former co-anchor, who has been let go after he had a tantrum, and subsequently a heart attack, last season.
Marg Downey plays Evelyn Walters
Who is Evelyn Walters? Evelyn is the wife of Geoff, who often manages his career.
Where have I seen Marg Downey? Downey is known for appearing in series such as Fast Forward, Blue Heelers, Wakkaville, Open Slather and Kitty is Not a Cat.
Chum Ehelepola plays Dennis Tibb
Who is Dennis Tibb? Dennis is the chief of staff at the newsroom.
Where have I seen Chum Ehelepola? Eheleopola has previously appeared in The Straits, Sequestered, Preppers, One Night and the live action Mulan remake.
Stephen Peacocke plays Rob Rickards
Who is Rob Rickards? Rob is the sports editor at News at Six.
Where have I seen Stephen Peacocke? Peacocke has had roles in films including Hercules, Me Before You and Little Monsters, while he is best known for playing Darryl Braxton in Home and Away.
Rory Fleck Byrne plays Gerry Carroll
Who is Gerry Carroll? Gerry is a variety TV show host.
Daniel Gillies plays Charlie Tate
Who is Charlie Tate? Charlie is the new CEO of the network, who comes into conflict with Helen but is impressed by Dale.
Where have I seen Daniel Gillies? Gillies has had roles in Spider-Man 2, The Vampire Diaries, Saving Hope, The Originals and Virgin River.
Philippa Northeast plays Kay Walters
Who is Kay Walters? Kay is Geoff and Evelyn's daughter.
Where have I seen Philippa Northeast? Northeast is known for playing Evelyn MacGuire in Home and Away, and has also appeared in shows including In Limbo and Bondi Slayer.
Chai Hansen plays Tim Ahern
Who is Tim Ahern? Tim is a cameraman on News at Six who had a sexual encounter with Dale in season 1.
Where have I seen Chai Hansen? Hansen has starred in series including Mako Mermaids, The 100, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, The New Legends of Monkey and Night Sky.
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