Lenny Henry joins Broadchurch | As do Roy Hudd and Charlie Higson © ITV

Lenny Henry joins Broadchurch

As do Roy Hudd and Charlie Higson

Sir Lenny Henry, Charlie Higson and Roy Hudd have joined the cast of Broadchurch.

They will join David Tennant and Olivia Colman in ITV’s award-winning drama, which started filming on its  third and final series today.

Details of their roles in the eight-part series have not been revealed, but the broadcaster says they are ‘significant’.

‘This is the final chapter of Broadchurch,’ said Chris Chibnall. ‘We have one last story to tell, featuring both familiar faces and new characters. I hope it’s a compelling and emotional farewell to a world and show that means so much to me.’

Chibnall is to take over from Steven Moffatt as the showrunner of Doctor Who, for the series due to air in spring 2018.

The new  eight-part  series of Broadchurch will revolve around  a new case for detectives Miller and Hardy, ITV says. Shooting will continue in Dorset and Somerset throughout the summer. 

Julie Hesmondhalgh, Georgina Campbell, Sarah Parish, and Mark Bazeley are also joining the cast.

Yesterday it was also reported that Sir Lenny will be playing  King Lear in a Jamaican production,  expected to be filmed for a TV documentary.

Published: 23 May 2016

What do you think?

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.