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Neil Morrissey joins the cast of Grantchester
Neil Morrissey is joinging the cast of Grantchester for it's second series. Set in the 1950s, the show follows an unlikely crime-fighting duo – the charismatic, charming clergyman Sidney Chambers (Norton) and gruff, down-to-earth Police Inspector Geordie Keating (Green).
Grantchester, which attracted a series average of 6.6 million viewers and a 24% share when it debuted in October 2014, is based on The Grantchester Mysteries by James Runcie.
Neil Morrissey will play Harding Redmond, a resident of Grantchester and grieving father whose teenage daughter Abigail (Grace Holley) is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Heartbroken and desperate to get to the bottom of what happened to Abigail, Harding accuses Sidney of having an inappropriate relationship with her. Sidney is determined to prove his innocence but will Harding’s accusations change the way the villagers feel about him?
Neil said of his new role: “I'm really excited to be joining the cast of Grantchester. It's great to work with James Norton, Robson Green and the rest of the cast, and I can't wait to film in the actual village of Grantchester, which I know is beautiful. I’m also happy to be sporting a funky fifties moustache, my first foray into top lip decoration since I started acting.”