The best Ripper Street cast members

There have many colourful characters and brooding bad guys in BBC One's Ripper Street. This list is the best cast members from the first two series so far.
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Matthew Macfadyen
David Matthew Macfadyen was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Meinir (Owen), a drama teacher and actress, and Martin Macfadyen, an oil executive. He is of Scottish and Welsh descent. Because of his father's career, he spent at least part of his childhood in Indonesia, before finishing his education back in England and winning a place at RADA in 1992...
“ As Detective Inspector Edmund Reid ” - DanielGrooms
“ An actor and singer known for his role as Corporal Paddy Garvey of the King's Fusiliers in the ITV series Soldier Soldier, Bronn in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, and as half of the singing duo Robson & Jerome, who had several UK number one singles in the 1990s.

As Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake ” - DanielGrooms
Adam Rothenberg
Born in Tenafly, New Jersey, U.S.A. on 20th June1975. Adam Rothenberg was born to Gillian and Kenneth Rothenberg. A graduate of New York's Acting studio he has starred in many off-Broadway shows. These include the lead in Second Stage's revival of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (2004), as well as his critically acclaimed role in The Women's Project's Birdy (2003)...
“ As Captain Homer Jackson ” - DanielGrooms
MyAnna Buring
Actress, The Descent
MyAnna Buring was born 22 September 1979, in Sundsvall, Sweden, as MyAnna Margaretha Buring Rantapää, but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to Great Britain. She attended secondary school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, with her childhood friend Stegath Dorr...
“ A British-based Swedish actress, who is best known for appearing in the 2005 horror film The Descent, and most recently as Tanya in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and playing the role as maid Edna Braithwaite in Downton Abbey.

As Long Susan ” - DanielGrooms
“ An award-winning Irish actress best know for her starring role as Jennifer in the television series Pure Mule in 2005. She has had numerous other roles in television dramas in Ireland, including Raw, Single-Handed 2 and Whistleblower, also winning the Best Actress (Television) award at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2009.

As Rose Erskine ” - DanielGrooms
“ A British actress who won positive reviews for her performance in The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo Shaftesbury in the West End and her appearances in television such as The White Queen, Rev, Being Human and films The Invisible Woman and Bright Star.

As Emily Reid ” - DanielGrooms
“ A British actor also known for his role in TV's Midsomer Murders.

As PC Dick Hobbs ” - DanielGrooms
Damien Molony
Damien Molony is an Irish actor, known for his television roles as Hal in BBC 'Being Human', DC Albert Flight in BBC 'Ripper Street' and DS Jack Weston in 'Suspects'. He grew up in Johnstown Bridge in Kildare, Ireland, where he was born on February 21 1984 but now lives in London, UK. From 2003 to 2007 he attended Trinity College...
“ As Detective Constable Albert Flight ” - DanielGrooms
Clive Russell
Clive Russell was raised in Fife, Scotland, UK from 3 months old. He originally trained as a teacher, but when his drama lecturer resigned and took over a theatre in the provincial town of Bolton, Lancaster, Russell joined him. Russell has been working solely in film and television since 1991.
“ As Chief Inspector Fred Abberline ” - DanielGrooms
“ An award-winning Irish stage, screen and television actor known for his role of Billy O'Brien in Sky 1's version of Treasure Island and his appearance in the films The Guard and Calvary.

As Sergeant Donald Atherton ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor who has appeared on television in The Road to Coronation Street, Peaky Blinders and Luther and on stage in Comedians, Posh, Luise Miller and the UK tour of Nicholas Nickleby where he was nominated for Best Newcomer in a Play at the Olivier Awards.

As Fred Best ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor best known for his roles on TV as Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones, Firebrace in Birdsong and Jesus Christ in The Passion with film credits including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and The Awakening.

As Detective Inspector Jedidiah Shine ” - DanielGrooms
“ A British actress also known for her roles in TV's Law & Order: UK and Misfits

As Bella Drake ” - DanielGrooms
Anton Lesser
British actor Anton Lesser (b. 1952) has played many of the principal Shakespearian roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company (Associate Artist since 1990), including Petruchio, Romeo and Richard III. He is very active in radio (BBC) and spoken word audio. Over a dozen recordings range from Paradise Lost and Homer to the title role in Hamlet...
“ As Dr Karl Crabbe ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor and film producer best known for his "Hard Man" roles, such as Billy Bright in The Football Factory and Dog in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

As Silas Duggan ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor best known for his stag work and for his role in the BBC soap opera, Doctors.

As Joseph Merrick ('The Elephant Man') ” - DanielGrooms
“ An award-winning English stage and film actress, known for portraying Princess Margaret in The Queen's Sister, Evelyn Brogan in Cape Wrath and Alice Carter in Torchwood: Children of Earth.

As Deborah Goren ” - DanielGrooms
Ferdinand Kingsley
Born in 1988 at Leamington Spa. Warwickshire, to knighted British actor Ben Kingsley and his theatrical director wife Alison Sutcliffe, Ferdinand has a brother Edmund and they both began appearing on stage in no-speaking roles as children. He also a brother Thomas Alexis Bhanji and sister Jasmine Bhanji from his father's first marriage...
“ An English actor and musician who is also the son of Ben Kingsley and Alison Sutcliffe who is known for his role as Obed Hendricks in the BBC TV film, The Whale, as the young Ambrosinus in The Last Legion and as Hamza Bey in Dracula Untold.

As Joshua Bloom ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor most notable for his performances in Green Street, Freebird, RocknRolla, The Girl With the Pearl Earing, Mike Basset: England Manager, War Horse and Stardust.

As Joseph Smeaton ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor who is best known as co-creator and "M. C." of Shockheaded Peter, a musical based on the works of Heinrich Hoffmann which won the 2002 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. He is also known for his role of Davros in TV's Doctor Who and as Niccolo Machiavelli in TV's The Borgias.

As Cecil Creighton ” - DanielGrooms
Mark Dexter
Actor, From Hell
Mark Dexter is a British actor, classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Dexter's early successes were on stage, in particular with two high-profile productions of Tennessee Williams plays, beginning with Sam Mendes' 1995 Olivier Award winning production of The Glass Menagerie at the Donmar Warehouse, in which he played The Gentleman Caller...
“ As Sir Arthur Donaldson ” - DanielGrooms
“ A comic and actor from Northern Ireland currently living in London best known for his role on the panel show, Monumental and for his roles in A Field in England, Burke & Hare, The World's End and for playing Tyres O'Flaherty in TV's Spaced and Benny 'Deadhead' Silver in the BBC's Luther.

As George Lusk ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor best known for playing Eli Dingle in ITV's Emmerdale, Woody in the film This Is England and its subsequent TV spin-offs, Rudy Wade in E4's Misfits, Hydell in US sci-fi Lockout and Kenny in British thriller, Harry Brown.

As Carmichael ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor known for his large array of stage work and for his appearances in TV on Doctor Who, MI High and in the film Welcome to the Punch, playing Moustache.

As Claxton ” - DanielGrooms
Patrick Baladi
Actor, Rush
Patrick Baladi was born to an English mother and a Syrian father, a doctor who was once the gynaecologist to the wife of Colonel Gadaffi. He was educated in Libya and at a Jesuit boarding school in Lancashire where his first taste of treading the boards was when he played Nancy in a (boys only) version...
“ As Inspector Sidney Ressler ” - DanielGrooms
Emma Rigby
Emma Rigby was born in St.Helens, Merseyside, England. A trained ballerina and dancer, she began her professional acting career full time at 14 on Chanel 4's Hollyoaks. At 16, Emma also gained 9 A* grades at GCSE. She is now known for her work in The Physician,The Counselor and as The Red Queen on Abc's Once Upon A Time In Wonderland.
“ An English actress best known for playing the role of Hannah Ashworth in long-running soap opera Hollyoaks, Gemma Roscoe in BBC One drama series Prisoners' Wives and as the Red Queen in American fantasy-drama Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

As Lucy Eames ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor Best known for portraying Percy Toplis in the 1986 television serial The Monocled Mutineer and later starring in the 1987 dark comedy Withnail and I followed by playing the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie.

As Stanley J. Bone ” - DanielGrooms
Iain Glen
Iain Glen is a Scottish actor, he was born on June 24, 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), followed by the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he was the winner of the Bancroft Gold Medal...
“ As Colonel Madoc Faulkner ” - DanielGrooms
Derek Riddell
Actor, Undercover
After completing a BA in business studies at the University of Strathclyde, in his home city of Glasgow, he went on to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has worked extensively in theatre film and television in both the UK and the USA Having first come to prominence in Channel 4's cult hit "The Book Group" ,he has since had recurring roles in many well known...
“ As Superintendent Constantine ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor known for his stage work and his appearances in TV shows such as The Musketeers, Game of Thrones, Law & Order: UK, Little Dorrit, The Bill, Judge John Deed and Doctor Who with film credits including Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

As Volsky ” - DanielGrooms
Steven Hartley
Actor, The Bill
Steven Hartley is one of the Best known faces and voices on UK TV,film and Radio. Born in Yorkshire Steven has become internationally known for his film, TV and Theatre work. Steven trained at LAMDA in 1981-1984 and has worked constantly ever since, becoming a regular in leading roles on British television and working in Film and Theatre in many diverse and acclaimed roles in the UK and US...
“ As Detective Sergeant Maurice Linklater ” - DanielGrooms
“ A Chinese actor and stuntman best known for his work on the films 47 Ronin, Fast & Furious 6, Hummingbird and Rush.

As Wong King-Fai ” - DanielGrooms
“ A British actor and the son of Paul Brooke who is best known for his role as Bill Wiggins in the BBC's Sherlock as well as in ITV's Poirot, HBO's Game of Thrones and films Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and The Boat That Rocked.

As John Goode ” - DanielGrooms
Nicholas Woodeson
Actor, Skyfall
Nicholas - or Nick - Woodeson, born in 1949 in England to British parents - spent his early childhood in Haifa in Israel in line with his parents' diplomatic postings and recalls that his first taste of thespian glory was reciting A.A. Milne poems to family friends at the age of six. Nick's strong affinity and regard for the Middle East has meant that...
“ As Dr William Corcoran ” - DanielGrooms
“ A Scottish actress best known for her role as Madame Vastra in BBC sci-fi series, Doctor Who and its subsequent spin-off, Vastra Investigates plus appearances in Doc Martin, Lady Audley's Secret, Inspector Gently, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dracula, Single Father and Bodies.

As Raine ” - DanielGrooms
“ An Irish television, stage and film actress best known for playing the lead role of Siobhan Delaney in the hit RTE drama Love/Hate for which she won the 2013 Irish Film and Television Award for Best TV Actress and her appearances in BBC's The Village as Martha Lane and as Kathleen in the film, Philomena.

As Evelyn Foley ” - DanielGrooms
Stanley Townsend
Mr Townsend was born in August 1961 and studied Engineering and Maths at Trinity College, Dublin, where he first became interested in amateur dramatics, later co-founding the Rough Magic Theatre company with writer Declan Hughes and director Lynne Parker and going on to appear at both the Gate and Abbey Theatres in Dublin...
“ An Irish actor best known for his work with London's National Theatre and his appearances in TV such as Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Quirke, Mad Dogs, Ashes to Ashes, The Virgin Queen, The Bill, Jonathan Creek and A Touch of Frost plus film credits including Cars 2, One Chance and The Nativity Story.

As Aiden Galven ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor and presenter, most famous for his work on the BBC television series Some Girls, the BBC film The Whale, the epic series The Bible and it's spin-off movie, Son of God as well as presenting the Disney Junior TV show Art Attack.

As Vincent Featherwell ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English actor best known for his role as Keith in children's TV sitcom, Sadie J and appearances in the BBC's The Village and Merlin.

As David Goodbody ” - DanielGrooms
Andrew Tiernan
Actor, 300
Andrew Tiernan trained at the Drama Centre London. His earliest break came in 1991, when he was cast in Derek Jarman's Edward II, at the same time he was cast as DC Rosper in the award winning television series Prime Suspect, alongside Helen Mirren, Tom Bell and Tom Wilkinson...
“ As James Self ” - DanielGrooms
Peter Sullivan
Actor, The Jackal
Peter Sullivan was brought up in a political family and was originally expected to be a lawyer and politician but after seeing a bio-pic about James Dean, he secretly auditioned for drama school and only told his parents a week before term started. After Central, he trained in New York under Uta Hagen and then joined the Catalan theatre group La Fura Dels Baus...
“ As Franklin Stone ” - DanielGrooms
“ An English comedian and actor who achieved notoriety in 1995 portraying the character of Dennis Pennis, a shock interviewer on The Sunday Show. Recently he has been known as rude New Jersey lawyer Mike Strutter with his own show Strutter on MTV and BBC sketch show, Citizen Kaye. He also plays the voice of Vincent the fox on the BBC comedy Mongrels and most recently Thoros of Myr in HBO's Game of Thrones. He also fronts the UK TV adverts for betting website BetVictor.

As Gabriel Cain ” - DanielGrooms
“ An American actor best known for his television work, having appeared in supporting roles in several television series including Elementary, The Wire, Breaking Bad, House and The Office US as well as parts in the films Runner Runner and Lincoln plus a number of Broadway shows.

As Daniel Judge ” - DanielGrooms
Leanne Best
Leanne was born in Liverpool in 1980 and learned her craft at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. On graduation she somewhat reluctantly left her home city for London where "there was a lot of waitressing and shop work" before making her television debut in 'Casualty' in 2004. Since then she has appeared in numerous small screen roles...
“ An English actress best known for her roles on TV in Doctors, Shetland, Moving On, Stepping Up, Wire in the Blood, Heatwave, Lucan and Casualty as well as her roles as Amber Page in BBC film Salting the Battlefield and the woman in black in The Woman in Black: Angel of Death.

As Jane Cobden ” - DanielGrooms
“ As Ronald Capshaw ” - DanielGrooms
“ As Horace Buckley ” - DanielGrooms
“ As Alex Le Cheyne ” - DanielGrooms
“ TBA ” - DanielGrooms
“ As Abel Croker ” - DanielGrooms