Who is in the cast of Strike: Lethal White on BBC One?

THE anticipated show returns to screens this weekend after a two year hiatus.

The series follows the cases undertaken by private investigator Cormoran Strike and his assistant and secretary, Robin Ellacott. Tonights episode sees the duo investigate the blackmail of a government minister and go undercover in the House of Commons.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling wrote the original Strike crime fiction novels under the guise of Robert Galbraith.

The adaptation of Lethal White, the fourth season in the Strike franchise, follows the book of the same name, which was published back in September 2018.

Strike originally broadcast in 2017 with adaptations of The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm. The show last aired in 2018 with Career of Evil.

Who is in the cast of Strike: Lethal White on BBC One?

Tom Burke

Tom Burke returns as Cormoran Strike, a detective and ex-Royal Military Police investigator who lost part of his right leg in Afghanistan.

Tom is a British actor, born on June 30, 1981.

Hailing from a thespian family, his parents are both actors and his godfather was the late Alan Rickman.

Tom attended the National Youth Theatre during his younger years. Other alumni include Idris Elba, Colin Firth and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

In the series, Cormoran is in his late thirties, the illegitimate son of a former rock star and a former Special Investigation Branch investigator.

He's now set up shop in Denmark Street and is running a small private detective agency.

Tom is best known for his role in War And Peace (2016) and long-running fantasy epic The Three Musketeers.

Tom has also appeared in much-loved serials including Agatha Christie's Poirot, Jericho, Utopia and Great Expectations.

Tom, 38, said he was "overjoyed" to be part of the series, saying Cormoran Strike "is as complex as he is larger than life".

He added: "I know I’m joining an extraordinary team of people on a series that for me is peppered with moments of real emotional depth and meticulously grounded in the page-turning momentum of these novels.

"Cormoran’s world is rich and raw.”

JK Rowling herself praised the casting of Tom and has called him a "massively talented actor who'll bring the character to perfect life".

He is joined in the cast by Holliday Grainger, 29, who plays the part of Robin.

She was most recently seen as Lady Constance Chatterley in the BBC's adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover, and starred as 'Ugly Sister' Anastasia in the real life version of Disney's Cinderella.

JK has said: "I couldn’t be more delighted about the casting of Holliday Grainger, who brought my Robin to perfect onscreen life during her audition.

"We’ve now secured two superb actors in the lead roles and I think they will create something very special together.”


Holliday Grainger

Tom Burke is once again joined by partner-in-crime-solving Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger) for a case that takes them to the heart of parliament.

Holliday Grainger, 31, was recently seen as Lady Constance Chatterley in the BBC's adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover, and starred as 'Ugly Sister' Anastasia in the real-life version of Disney's Cinderella.

Holliday made an early start in the showbiz world with her first acting part coming at the age of six in the BBC series All Quiet on the Preston Front.

Her other screen credits include parts in Merlin, Casualty and Doctors.

Kerr Logan

Kerr Logan, 32, stars as Matthew Cunliffe who just married Robin in the series.

Kerr was born in Bangor Northern Ireland and at 19 he was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

His first high profile role came playing Mathos Seaworth in the hit TV show Game Thrones and playing James McDermott in Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace for Netflix and CBC.

Kerr described his role on Strike as "arguably not the nicest character".

"For me, Matthew represents a breed of men that, I hope, is dying out. Someone with an old-school, old-fashioned view of women and what a relationship between a man and woman should look like," he told the BBC in an interview.

"I grew up half my life in Ireland before moving across to Lancashire, and there’s a particular type of person there that I reckon I’ve drawn some inspiration from, young men who have their path sorted in their mind.

"They want a career and their lady by their side. Attached and looking pretty for everyone, with limits imposed on her own free will.

"I think that I’m playing a sort of archetype of these kinds of men, desperately clinging on to a bygone age. It’s such an amazing, progressive time for women, but it’s vital to truthfully represent the imbalances of power that Robin, and so many other women, are fighting against."

Natasha O’Keeffe

Natasha O'Keeffe, 33, plays Charlotte Ross.

She is a British stage, television and movie actress known for her roles as Abbey in the British television series Misfits, Fedora in ITV's television series Jekyll and Hyde, and as Lizzie Stark in the BBC series Peaky Blinders.

Describing her character in the series, she said: "I think she’s the kind of damaged character who makes an entrance, shakes everything up a bit, and then leaves."

What time is Strike: Lethal White on BBC One

You can tune in to watch on BBC One from 9pm tonight.

How many episodes are there?

The show takes the form of a four-part mini-series, with the first airing tonight.

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