Jaye Griffiths, Jason Durr and Lloyd Everitt are to become regular cast members on the popular medical series Casualty this spring.
Oliver Kent, Executive Producer, said: “We have three wonderful new cast members joining the Casualty medical team over the coming months. They will be taking on very different roles and will be embarking on their own brilliantly vibrant, bold and gripping stories each Saturday night.”
Lloyd Everitt will portray paramedic Jez Andrews, Iain’s new partner in crime, who fails to make a good first impression on Iain with his banter and lax attitude.
Lloyd Everitt said: “I feel honoured to be joining such a successful show and look forward to bringing a different essence to a programme that’s synonymous with British culture and television. It’s actually the first programme I remember watching when I was a child at my Nan’s house - there’s a great beauty to that.”
Jason Durr will portray Nurse David Hide who appears as a shy, withdrawn, and socially awkward man who goes about his work efficiently and quietly.
Jason Durr, said: “I’m absolutely delighted and thrilled to be joining this iconic BBC flagship show in its 30th year. I have to confess that I have a huge phobia of blood and needles, so I’m hoping my time at Holby hospital will help me overcome my life long fear!”
Jaye Griffiths will portrat Consultant Elle Gardner. She is a single mother with three chaotic teenagers and it soon becomes obvious that Elle is a little out of practice as she finds it hard to deal with the concept of ultrasound. She uses her instincts though and soon wins the team over.
Jaye Griffiths said: “I was filming in Cardiff for Doctor Who last year, so it’s great to be back in Wales starting a new role with the Casualty team. Everyone’s been extremely welcoming and the storylines are really powerful.”
Casualty is the world's longest running prime time emergency medical drama television series and has a series average of over 5 million viewers.