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The Driver BBC TV Series Cast List


The Driver is a three-part television drama/thriller starring English actor David Morrissey as taxi driver Vince McKee, an ordinary man who finds himself in some extraordinary situations.

Describing the series for the BBC, writer Danny Brocklehurst says: “I’m proud of the fact that we have come out with a show that can both break your heart with emotion, then have a kick-ass car chase.”

Lead Cast List

Character – Actor – Previous TV Series/Movies

Vince McKee – David Morrissey – The Field of Blood, Meadowlands (Cape Wrath), The Walking Dead

Ros McKee – Claudie Blakeley – Lark Rise to Candleford, What Remains

Katie McKee – Sacha Parkinson – The Mill, Coronation Street

Tim McKee – Lewis Rainer – Death Comes to Pemberley, Dani’s House

The Horse – Colm Meaney – Hell On Wheels, ZOS: Zone of Separation

Colin and Craig Vine – Ian Hart – Klondike, Rogue

Mickey – Darren Morfitt – Top Boy, 55 Degrees North

Woodsy – Christopher Coghill – EastEnders, The Royal

Darren – Andrew Tiernan – Prisoners Wives, The Great Fire

Amjad – Harish Patel – Coronation Street, Mr Stink

Detective Ryder – Shaun Dingwall – Above Suspicion, Breathless, In a Land of Plenty, Touching Evil, Soldier Soldier

Ryan – Tom Gibbons – Young Dracula

Kev Mitchell – Lee Ross – EastEnders, Mutual Friends

BBC One Trailer

Additional Cast

Detective O’Connor – Andrew Knott – Where the Heart Is, Spooks: Code 9

Joseph Paslowski – Nathan McMullen – Misfits

Sarah – Leanne Best – Ripper Street

Reg – Alan Rothwell – Starlings, Coronation Street, Dead Man Weds, Wilmot, Top Secret

Ryan – Tom Gibbons – Young Dracula

Cathy – Eve Steele – Coronation Street

Martin – Julian Walsh – Jossy’s Giants, Sorted

Tasha – Sara Choudhry

Jess – Chloe Harris – The Village

Tough Faced Woman – Paula Wolfenden

Doctor – Maxine Burth

Cashier Girl – Shareesa Valentine

Earnest Young Man – James Boyland

Shades Man – Julian Gorman

Matthew – Dominic Coleman – Trollied, Heading Out, Swinging, Stupid

Isaac – Rick Bacon

Donna – Judith Hershy

Amanda – Ciara Baxendale – My Mad Fat Diary, Harriet’s Army

Paramedic – Luke Broughton

Mr Reynolds – Lee Toomes

Man in Suit – Giles Ford – Coronation Street, The Mill

Blake – Paul Hilton – Casualty 1909, True Dare Kiss

Greg Tyler – Karl Collins – The Bill, Grease Monkeys

Melinda – Kaye Wragg – No Angels, The Bill, Holby City

Colin’s Mum – Deirdre Costello

Chinese Man – Dan Li – Ideal, The Deep, 24: Live Another Day

Bouncer – Mark Sheals

Police Officer – Emma Bispham

Episode 1 Preview Clip

UK Premiere Date

The Driver is scheduled to premiere in the UK on Tuesday September 23, 2014, at 9:00 PM on BBC One.

Filming Locations

Beginning in January, 2014, The Driver was filmed in and around the city of Manchester, England.


Due to episode one beginning with a flash-forward action scene, and the series’ storyline seeing the lead character earning some extra money through less than legal means, it’s hard not to notice some similarities between The Driver and Breaking Bad. However, with the BBC show only running for three episodes, the storyline naturally progresses much quicker, with little time for subtle shifts in character personalities.

In comparison to the hit US series’ Walter White, Vince McKee comes across as an even more unwitting participant, with little to no knowledge of the murky world he’s just entered. The question is, can he too toughen up and discover his own inner Heisenberg?