‘Undercover’ BBC Drama Cast: Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester star in Peter Moffat’s new six-part political thriller.
During a time when her life becomes the subject of intense public scrutiny, Maya discovers her husband Nick has been lying to her for a number of years. But what is it he’s hiding from her? Has he been having an affair, or is it something even more disturbing?
Pictured above: Lead actress Sophie Okonedo.
Twenty years earlier, before the two met, Nick was working as a dedicated undercover officer, infiltrating organisations that held dangerous political beliefs. Nick then created a fictitious past for himself, but with Maya unsuspecting and his conscience now eating away at him, this man’s secret identity stands to compromise the new Director of Public Prosecutions.
Undercover BBC Cast List – TV Drama Series
Character Name – Actor/Actress
Maya – Sophie Okonedo – Mayday, The Escape Artist, The Slap, Father & Son, Criminal Justice, Oliver Twist, Clocking Off, In Defence, Mrs Mandela, After Earth, The Secret Life of Bees, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Alibi, Hotel Rwanda, Aeon Flux, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Nick – Adrian Lester – Hustle, Red Band Society, Bonekickers, Girlfriends, Sleep with Me, Case 39, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, As You Like It, Starting Out in the Evening
Pictured above: Actor Adrian Lester.
Cast members with character names yet to be confirmed:
Vincent Regan – A.D. The Bible Continues, Atlantis, The Royals, From There to Here, Hit & Miss, Strike Back, The Nativity, Scott & Bailey, Empire, The Street, 300, Snow White and the Huntsman, Lockout
Angel Coulby – Merlin, The Tunnel, Dancing on the Edge, Talk to Me, The Visit, Vincent, As If, Conviction
Derek Riddell – The Village, Happy Valley, Five Days, Frankie, No Angels, State of Mind, Ugly Betty, The Book Group, Clocking Off, Strathblair, The Virgin Queen
Mark Bonnar – Catastrophe, Casualty, The Paradise, Line of Duty, Shetland, Home Fires, Psychoville, Paradox
Jude Akuwudike – Moses Jones, Roger Roger
Thomas Dominique – 22 Bullets, Bluebeard
Sam Stockman – Whitechapel, Holby City, Family Affairs, Scoop, The Task, Hollow
Thomas Aldridge – The Support Group, Titanic
Neil D’Souza – Holby City
Terence Beesley – What Remains
Robert Whitelock – The Hour, Titanic: Blood and Steel, Injustice, The Brief, Colditz
Fraser Ayres – A.D. The Bible Continues, Suspects, The Smoking Room, Thieves Like Us, Vital Signs, London’s Burning, Son of God, Lapland, Heartless
Clarence Smith – Catastrophe, Coronation Street, Doctors, Medics
Brett Allen – EastEnders
Enzo Squillino Jr. – The Knock, Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent, Judas, Mamma Mia!
Undercover TV Premiere Date
Filming for Undercover began in and around London and the English county of Cornwall during July of 2015. Therefore we’d expect the series to begin airing in early to mid-2016. We’ll bring you more specific news on when the series is due to start once the details are officially released.