Grantchester season 7 cast: who stars in series with Charlotte Ritchie and James Norton?
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British detective drama series Grantchester is now into its seventh season.
The first four seasons of the show followed Sidney Chambers, an Anglican vicar who moonlights as a detective.
From season five onwards, Chambers was replaced by Will Davenport, played by Tom Brittney, as the lead vicar/detective.
Season seven will start at the end of the 1950s, and while Davenport is busy marrying happy couples, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating investigates a string of murders.
Who stars in season seven of Grantchester?
Tom Brittney as Will Davenport
Tom Brittney will reprise his role as the renegade vicar Will Davenport for the seventh season of the show.
In earlier seasons, Davenport had resisted working with the police but now himself and Keating have become something of a crime-solving double act.
This season will see Davenport pulled in by Keating’s obsession with a series of murders which he is certain are connected.
The supposedly celibate man of the cloth will also be drawn to a character new to the village of Grantchester.
Brittney has previously starred as Ken in nine episodes of mystery miniseries The Five. He played Roger Lockwood in the final series of UnReal, a drama which looked behind the scenes at a dating competition show.
Robson Green as DI Geordie Keating
Green has been a member of the Grantchester cast since episode one.
Keen to get in some more detective work before the decade ends, and solve another few murders, his character Keating will be the main driving force pulling Davenport back into the role of sleuth.
Green is an old hand when it comes to TV drama series - he starred as Dave Creegan, leader of a rapid response squad in 90s show Touching Evil.
Other shows under his belt include Rocket Man, Northern Lights, City Lights, Waterloo Road, Wire in the Blood, and Mount Pleasant.
Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs. Chapman
Peake-Jones plays Davenport’s devout housekeeper, Mrs. Chapman, and hasd been in every episode of the show.
So far, all that is known about her prospects in season seven is that she will open a new cafe in the village.
Peake-Jones is best known for her role as Del Boy’s partner in classic sitcom Only Fools and Horses, appearing in the show 19 times.
She was also involved in medical dramas Doctors and Holby City, and made two appearances as two different characters in Midsomer Murders 18 years apart.
Charlotte Ritchie as Bonnie
A new character this season, Ritchie will play Bonnie, the niece of Geordie Keating’s wife, Cathy.
From the trailer, it looks like Bonnie will get very close to the esteemed vicar, Davenport.
Ritchie is best known for her role as Oregon, a university student in the flatshare sitcom Fresh Meat, where she starred alongside Jack Whitehall and Joe Thomas.
Ritchie also took on the role of Nurse Barbara Hereward in period drama Call the Midwife from 2015-18, and currently plays Alison Cooper in supernatural sitcom Ghosts.
Other returning cast members include:
- Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating
- Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe
- Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman
- Al Weaver as Leonard Finch
- Melissa Johns as Miss Scott
- Bradley Hall as Larry Peters
Where can I watch Grantchester Season 7?
Episode one of season seven will be aired on ITV at 9pm on 11 March.
All episodes of series 1-6 are available to watch on the ITV Hub.
Series 1-6 is also available to watch ad-free on BritBox.
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