The Mallorca Files, the new BBC One daytime crime series, has announced additions to its cast, including theater star Tanya Moodie (Discovery of Witches, Sherlock) and Aidan McArdle (Sense8, The Duchess).
Two-time Olivier Award nominee Moodie has been cast in the recurring role of Abbey Parker, the London boss of Detective Constable Miranda Blake, played by Elen Rhys. McArdle, meanwhile, will play Niall Taylor, a former gang member-turned-grass, who’s in Miranda’s charge. Amy Beth Hayes (Mr Selfridge, Black Mirror) will guest star in The Mallorca Files as an author’s widow.
Series regulars include Maria Fernández-Ache (Holby City), who plays Ines Villegas, the Palma Police Chief; and Nacho Aldeguer (Borgia), who plays Federico Ramis, a Palma Police pathologist. Tabata Cerezo (The Night Manager) and Denis Schmidt (Dark) have been cast in recurring roles. Spanish actors Jan Cornet (The Skin We Live In), Olga Hueso (Como Ser Feliz Y Disfrutarlo), Nur Levi (Punta Escarleta) and Pablo Scola (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) will guest star.
Dan McGolpin, controller for BBC programming and daytime, said: “Cosmopolitan Pictures and Clerkenwell Films have secured a hugely talented and very exciting cast from across Europe for The Mallorca Files. I’m looking forward to seeing more as filming continues and I can’t wait for the series to arrive on BBC One daytime and BBC iPlayer next year.”
Writer and series showrunner, Dan Sefton, added: “Our intention when creating The Mallorca Files was always to put together a cast from the U.K. and Europe who could authentically reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of Mallorca. And we couldn’t be more proud of the group of actors we’ve assembled. They include faces that will be familiar and well-loved by U.K. audiences, as well as some that are not so familiar. The Mallorca Files will give us the opportunity to introduce their talents to the U.K.”