A new face joins Midsomer Murders
Hot off the press (release):
Gwilym Lee is the new face to join Midsome Murders following the departure of Jason Hughes as DS Jones. Gwilym will play DS Charlie Nelson the new partner to DCI John Barnaby [Neil Dudgeon] helping to solve the many murders that crop up in the county of Midsomer.
The duo will start filming five new episodes for the sixteenth series of Midsomer Murders at the end of April for transmission on ITV later this year.
Gwilym said today: ‘I am delighted to be joining such a popular and long running series as Midsomer Murders. I have always watched it and can’t wait to start work on it now, as a regular character. It’s a bit of a dream come true and I am even looking forward to the various stunts that lie ahead of me – I know Barnaby doesn’t like jumping into freezing lakes!’.
Neil Dudgeon said: ‘We’ve met and got on really well and I really look forward to working with him this year. It will be good to bring a new character into the series – and keep Barnaby on his toes!’.
Jo Wright, Executive Producer said: ‘We looked long and hard for the right person and feel that Gwilym can bring so much to the new series of Midsomer Murders. I know he is a great choice, and he will work so well alongside Neil Dudgeon’.
Louise Sutton, Producer added: ‘He is a delight to be with, enthusiastic and will be a great addition to the series. It will show a totally new dynamic to the partnership with Barnaby which I am sure the viewers will enjoy.’
Gwilym’s TV credits include: Restless, Fresh Meat; The Hollow Crown, Land Girls, and his many theatre credits include The Promise, Othello, Hamlet, Oedipus and Richard III for the National, RSC, the Crucible and the Donmar, and King Lear on Broadway.