So many recognizable faces in the ITV drama

Ridley kicks off this Sunday with a new 1.5-hour drama, starring Adrian Dunbar but who is in the cast of the first episode of the new ITV show?

Jennifer Hennessey as Moll Haplin in Ridley (Credit: ITV)

Jennifer Hennessy as Moll Halpin

Actress Jennifer Hennessy plays Moll Halpin in the series premiere, the murdered wife of Jesse Halpin.

The actress is best known for her role as Emily Cratchit in Dickensian.

She recently starred as Andrea in Red Rose and played Bryony in Roadkill in 2020.

She previously had a recurring role on Coronation Street and BBC Three’s Drop Dead Gorgeous.

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Alexandra Hannant as Catherine Halpin

Alexandra Hannant plays Catherine Halpin, the daughter of the family.

Bronagh Waugh, who plays Carol on the show, shares that this is Alexandra’s first role straight out of drama school, so she was “really impressed with the quality of her acting.”

What a beautiful young actress!

Rob Mitchell-James guest stars as Jesse Halpin in Ridley

Rob Mitchell-James plays Jesse Halpin, the first of the murder victims in the episode.

He had small roles in Emmerdale and Coronation Street.

He also appeared in Peaky Blinders.

JENNIFER HENNESSY as Moll and AMANDA JONES as Lorna Spalden.
Amanda Jones as Lorna Spalden in Ridley (Credit: ITV)

Amanda Lawrence plays Lorna Spalden in Ridley

Actress Amanda Lawrence plays Lorna Spalden, the woman who works for the Halpins and finds the body.

Star Wars fans will recognize her as Commander D’Acy, which she played in the franchise’s last two films.

Amanda played Miss Withers in Suffragette and starred as Angela in the recent series Chloe.

She is set to star in Netflix’s new version of Matilda which will be released this Christmas.

Ridley guest stars: Pauline Turner as Esther Parry

Pauline Turner stars as Esther Parry in the first episode of Ridley.

The Scottish actress is probably best known for playing Frances in Peaky Blinders.

Pauline played June in T2 Trainspotting.

She recently starred in the new season of Outlander as Mrs. Crombie.

:CONOR LOWSON as Steve Parry and ALEXANDER HANNANT as Catherine.
Conor Lowson plays Steve Parry in the first episode. (ITV)

Conor Lowson as Steve Parry

Actor Conor Lowson plays Steve Parry in the first episode of Ridley.

He played David in the BAFTA-winning series Small Axe.

You might also recognize him as Jordan Rooney from The Bay.

Graeme Hawley plays Daniel Preston in Ridley

Graeme Hawley plays Daniel Preston in the first episode.

The actor is probably best known for playing John Stape on Coronation Street from 2007 to 2011.

He also played DC Martin Crowe in Emmerdale.

Graeme has also had roles in Love & Marriage, Peaky Blinders and Finding Alice.

He also recently starred in the BBC Three series Red Rose.

Erin Shanagher guest stars as Penny Lindsey

Erin Shanagher plays Penny Lindsey, the mother of kidnapped Hannah Lindsey.

The actress is best known for her role as Karen Hobson on The Bay, which she has been starring in since 2019.

She also starred in Viewpoint alongside Ridley’s co-star Bronagh Waugh.

Last year, she starred in the horror film Censor, which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival and received several nominations.

She is set to star in the upcoming fourth season of The Bay soon.

:CONOR LOWSON as Steve Parry and ALEXANDER HANNANT as Catherine.
The first episode revolves around the unsolved kidnapping of Hannah Lindsey. (ITV)

Caroline Lee-Johnson is Gill Moreland on the ITV show

Caroline Lee-Johnson stars in the first episode of the ITV show as Gill Moreland.

The actress is probably best known as Janice on Lenny Henry’s Chef series!

She recently had small roles in Gangs of London, Roadkill and London Kills.

Ridley Guest Stars: Reece Douglas as Adam Moreland

Reece Douglas also played the role of Adam Moreland in the first episode of Ridley.

You’ll probably recognize him as Denzil Kelly from Waterloo Road, where he starred from 2009 to 2012.

Since then, he has starred in the horror film Cruel Summer and the drama The Knife That Killed Me.

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Elizabeth Berrington as Jean Dixon

Finally, Elizabeth Berrington plays Jean Dixon in the series.

Another Waterloo Road alum, Elizabeth played Professor Ruby Fry on the BBC show.

Her other best known TV roles include Paula in Being Eileen and Stella and Mrs Griffiths in Sanditon.

She recently starred alongside Kristen Stewart in the Oscar-nominated film Spencer as Princess Anne.

She also played Mrs. Tobin in The Last Night in Soho.

Ridley continues Sunday, September 4 at 8 p.m. on ITV.


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