SHERWOOD is a new BBC1 crime drama series inspired partly by real events.

Written by James Graham, the drama boasts an all-star cast.

Who stars in Sherwood?

David Morrissey

Actor David Mark Joseph Morrissey is Described by the British Film Institute as "one of the most versatile English actors of his generation.

He is best known for his roles as The Governor In AMC's The Walking Dead, Jackson Lake In Doctor Who, and Tyador Borlú In The City & The City.

Morrissey plays Detective Chief Superintendent Ian St Clair in Sherwood, a lifer in the Nottinghamshire constabulary who has risen through the ranks to the upper echelons. 

Lesley Manville

Lesley Ann Manville is an English actress known for her appearances in the films Grown-Ups, High Hopes, Secrets & Lies, Topsy-Turvy, All or Nothing, Vera Drake, Another Year, and Mr. Turner.

She has been nominated for three British Academy Television Awards.

Manville will portray Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in the final two seasons of the television series The Crown.

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Robert Glenister

Robert Glenister is best known for his roles as con man Ash "Three Socks" Morgan in the BBC television series Hustle and Nicholas Blake in the spy drama Spooks.

He is the son of the television director John Glenister and the older brother of actor Philip Glenister.

Glenister plays Detective Inspector Kevin Salisbury in Sherwood, a Metropolitan Police, who has little desire to return to Ashfield.

Joanne Froggatt

Joanne Froggatt is best known for her portrayal of Anna Bates in the ITV period drama series Downton Abbey.

For this role, she received three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2014.

From 2017 to 2020, she starred in the ITV drama series Liar.

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Alun Armstrong

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Alun Armstrong is a British actor who is known for his role as Brian Lane in New Tricks from 2003 to 2013

He is an accomplished stage actor who spent nine years with the Royal Shakespeare Company. 

Armstrong originated the role of Thénardier in the London production of Les Misérables, in which he won an Olivier Award in the role in Sweeney Todd.

Adeel Akhtar

Adeel Akhtar is a British actor, who won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his role in Murdered by My Father.

He was also nominated for a Bafta for Best Supporting Actor for his role on Channel 4's Utopia, and a British Academy Film Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Ali & Ava.

In 2019, Akhtar appeared as Billy in the BBC Three series, Back to Life, and returned for the second series in 2021.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle is known for many roles, including DS John Wadsworth in Happy Valley and in the TV series The Lakes, Coronation Street and The Crimson Field.

He played valet/footman Joseph Molesley in the TV series Downton Abbey.

He is the winner of two Screen Actors Guild awards and a Royal Television Society award for best actor for Happy Valley.

Who else stars in Sherwood?

Joining the cast are:

  • Claire Rushbrook
  • Lorraine Ashbourne
  • Phillip Jackson
  • Perry Fitzpatrick
  • Adam Hugill
  • Stephen Tompkinson

When is Sherwood on BBC One?

Sherwood kicks off on BBC One on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 9pm.

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The show will then continue at the same time on Mondays and Tuesdays over a three week period.

You will also be able to watch episodes on the BBC iPlayer.

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