Ripper Street Season 2: 7 Actors Who Should Guest Star

Whitechapel is stirring. As you may know, the second series of Ripper Street is just around the corner. Matthew Macfadyen…

Stu Whittaker

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Ripper Street

Whitechapel is stirring.

As you may know, the second series of Ripper Street is just around the corner. Matthew Macfadyen returns as DI Edmund Reid, paired with his stalwart DS Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) and the mysterious and talented coroner Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg), who has finally hidden his sordid past as Matthew Judge…or so it seems.

The BBC Autumn Original Drama trailer gives little away but as we know, with a new series comes a myriad of new actors (encompassing both genders). David Costabile, Gale from Breaking Bad and Thomas Klebanow on The Wire, has been cast as the second Judge brother, obviously there to cause concern for Captain Jackson. Being Human’s Damien Molony enters as a new DC for H Division whilst Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) will play a rival to Reid and co. as K Division’s Inspector Jedidiah Shine. Others gracing the show are Leanne Best (Theatre Awards UK nomination actress of The Match Box), Leverage’s Gina Bellman, Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones, 2000 Acres of Sky), Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who) and James Wilby (Maurice).

This list comprises a group of actors who I believe would thrive in guest roles in Ripper Street’s future, I have thought hard about each individual, overlooking those who I firmly believe wouldn’t star in the show (so don’t expect to see the likes of Tom Hardy, Daniel Day Lewis and even Sean Bean and Stephan Graham – who I did consider). So, in no particular order, here we go…