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Banished Cast List – BBC TV Series

Cast of Banished TV Series: BBC Two drama starring Myanna Buring as Elizabeth Quinn, Russell Tovey as James Freeman, Julian Rhind-Tutt as Tommy Barrett and David Wenham as Governor Arthur Phillip.

Banished is a seven-part historical drama set in Australia during 1788. The show is scheduled to air in 2015 on Australian channel BBC First and in the UK on BBC Two. Banished will also be broadcast in New Zealand on UKTV.

Banished BBC Cast List – 2015

Lead and Recurring Cast

Character Name – Actor/Actress

James Freeman – Russell Tovey – Him & Her, Being Human, Looking, The Job Lot, Little Dorrit, What Remains, Annually Retentive, Gavin & Stacey, Mud, Blackwood

Pictured above: Russell Tovey

Tommy Barrett – Julian Rhind-Tutt – Green Wing, Keen Eddie, A Touch of Cloth, The Hour, Oliver Twist, Castles in the Sky, The Wilsons, Hippies

Governor Arthur Phillip – David Wenham – 300, The Code, Killing Time, Top of the Lake, Better Man, SeaChange

Elizabeth Quinn – MyAnna Buring – Ripper Street, Lesbian Vampire Killers, The Poison Tree, White Heat, Downton Abbey

Pictured above: MyAnna Buring

Reverend Johnson – Ewen Bremner – Trainspotting, Black Hawk Down, Snatch, Pearl Harbor, The Virgin Queen

Reverend Johnson’s wife Mary – Genevieve O’Reilly – Episodes, The Honourable Woman, Spooks, All Saints, The State Within, The Time of Your Life

Major Ross – Joseph Millson – Holby City, Peak Practice, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Talk to Me, Campus, The Dead 2: India

Governor Phillip’s housekeeper Deborah – Brooke Harman – Dance Academy, Headland, Pirate Islands, The Secret Life of Us

Captain Collins – David Dawson – Ripper Street, Dancing on the Edge, The Hollow Crown, Peaky Blinders, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Luther, Gracie!

Corporal MacDonald – Ryan Corr – Packed to the Rafters, Love Child, Blue Water High, The Sleepover Club, Silversun, Underbelly, Tangle, Wolf Creek 2, Not Suitable for Children, Where the Wild Things Are

Private Buckley – Adam Nagaitis – Happy Valley, Law & Order: UK

Anne Meredith – Orla Brady – Mistresses, Jo, Eternal Law, Sinbad, Fringe, Out of the Blue, The Deep, Proof, Servants, Revelations, Noah’s Ark, A Love Divided, Wuthering Heights

Kitty McVitie – Joanna Vanderham – The Paradise, Dancing on the Edge, The Runaway, Above Suspicion: Silent Scream, Young James Herriot

Marston – Rory McCann – Game of Thrones, The Jury, The Book Group, Rockface

Letters Molloy – Ned Dennehy – Peaky Blinders, Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog, Damo and Ivor, Parade’s End

Stubbins – David Walmsley – The Smoke, In the Flesh

Spragg – Nick Moss

Sergeant Timmins – Cal Macaninch – Mr Selfridge, Wild at Heart, Holby Blue, Silent Witness, Sorted, Rockface, Warriors, The Woodlanders, DCI Banks

Private Mulrooney – Jordan Patrick Smith – Neighbours

Jefferson – Tim McGunn


Banished TV Series Trailer

Though based around the founding of Britain’s first penal colony Down Under, the series focuses more on a story of faith, morality, justice and love, as the newly arrived convicts must do whatever it takes to survive in these tough and confined communities.

Filming Locations

Filming for Banished got underway on location, north of Sydney in April 2014.

UK Premiere Date

Broadcasting over 7 episodes, series 1 of Banished begins airing in the UK on Thursday 5 March 2015 at 9:00pm on BBC Two.