EastEnders star joins cast of ITV police drama The Tower for series two

Former EastEnders actress Tamzin Outhwaite will star in the second series of The Tower.

itled Death Message, the film will be based on the second book in Kate London’s Metropolitan series of novels and be adapted by screenwriter Patrick Harbinson, whose credits include Homeland and 24.

Outhwaite, who left BBC soap EastEnders in 2019 21 years after debuting as Mel Owen, will join the cast of police procedurals as Cathy Teel.

It’s a tribute to the novel quality of Kate and her complex female characters that we were able to draw these three brilliant actresses to The Tower.Screenwriter Patrick Harbinson

Irish actress Niamh Cusack, best known for her lead role in Heartbeat, will also join the show as Claire Mills alongside Ella Smith as DC Elaine Lucas.

They will join Gemma Whelan, who returns as DS Sarah Collins, and Tahirah Sharif, who was recently nominated for supporting actress Bafta for her portrayal of PC Lizzie Adama.

Also returning are Jimmy Akingbola as DC Steve Bradshaw and Emmett J Scanlan as DI Kieran Shaw.

Trainspotting and 28 Days Later actor Stuart McQuarrie also joins the cast as Sarah’s new boss, DCI Jim Fedden.

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Gemma Whelan (Danny Lawson / PA)

“It’s a tribute to the novel quality of Kate and her complex female characters that we were able to draw these three outstanding actresses to The Tower,” Harbinson said.

The film is filming in the North West of England.

Mammoth Screen and Windhover Films will produce the four-part series in partnership with ITV Studios.

The London author is a former Metropolitan cop who completed his career as part of a large investigative team on murder orders and serious crimes.

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