Former CASUALTY actress Louise Brealey is set to join the third series of ‘Ripper Street’.
Louise, who played nurse Roxanne in CASUALTY from 2002-2004 and is also famed for her role in ‘Sherlock’, has been cast as a female physician in the Victorian detective drama.
Speaking to Radio Times, she revealed ‘I’m playing one of the first women doctors. I’m really excited because I did history at university and I love a bit of research. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson blazed the trail in the 1870s and in the intervening decade or so a few extremely intrepid and unusual women started learning to be doctors themselves.’
The third run of ‘Ripper Street’ is currently being filmed in Ireland. It was axed by the BBC after two series but resurrected by Amazon Prime Instant Video. It will be available first via the on-demand service and will then be shown on BBC1 a few months later.
Louise can also be seen in the film Delicious, a dark romantic comedy about an obsessive dieter, which will be in selected cinemas on Monday 30 June.