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
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 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.