Fri 24 May 4:00pm,Ben Daniels has joined the cast of 'The Paradise'.
The 'Cutting It' star will play former solider Tom Weston, who is married to Katherine Glendenning (Elaine Cassidy), in the second series of the BBC One period drama - an adaptation of an Emile Zola novel - and the 48-year-old actor was desperate for the role as soon as he read the script.
He said: ''I'm a huge Emile Zola fan and when Bill Gallagher said he was writing a new character for 'The Paradise' and had me in mind for the role, I knew I wanted to play Tom Weston before I'd even read a word of the script.
''Tom's a fascinating animal and will certainly be ruffling a few feathers along the way. I'm really looking forward to the next few months of filming.''
Other newcomers include 'Gavin and Stacey' star Adrian Scarborough and 'Misfits' actress Katie Moore, who will make their debuts on the show alongside Lisa Millett and Kevin Guthrie.
Series regulars Joanna Vanderham and Emun Elliot will reprise their roles of Denise Lovett and John Moray respectively, while Sarah Lancashire will be back as Miss Audrey and Matthew McNulty will return to play Dudley.