CASUALTY has announced new cast members actress and comedian Sammy T Dobson (I, Daniel Blake, Meet the Richardsons), Manpreet Bachu (Killing Eve, Masters of the Sir, DI Ray) and Jamie Glover (The Crown, Waterloo Road). Jamie will play Holby’s newest Clinical Lead, Patrick Onley, while Sammy and Manpreet join as Junior Doctors, Nicole Piper and Tariq Hussein.
Nicole Piper is the epitome of work hard, play hard. Often the loudest in the room, full of vibrance and humour, she’s a cheeky and passionate junior doctor. Nicole is a late starter in her chosen career – coming from a working-class background she’s found it hard to find the funds to afford medical school– but she’s finally made it, and now she’s on the cusp of achieving her dream.
Sammy T Dobson says, “Joining Casualty has felt like a dream. To become a piece of such a well-regarded part of BBC history is incredible but to get there and find everyone to be so genuinely lovely, welcoming and committed to making the best show possible is just wonderful.”
Having recently moved back to the UK after spending three years in Australia working hard and playing even harder, Tariq is a loveable rogue who is determined to climb the ranks as an NHS doctor and get involved in the most exciting and challenging medicine as possible along the way.
Tariq Hussein is the cousin to Holby’s resident doctor, Rash Masum (Neet Mohan). Although close in age the pair couldn’t be more different. Tariq is the reckless ‘ying’ to Rash’s careful ‘yang’. Although there’s mutual admiration between them, competition has always been at the heart of their relationship.
Friendly, funny, charismatic and charming, outwardly Tariq shines with confidence and with his infectious, winning smile, he’s a hit with patients and colleagues alike.
Manpreet Bachu says: “Joining BBC Casualty is both an honour and an absolute privilege. I’m thrilled to be a part of such an iconic show, the warm welcome and love from everyone has made this experience truly amazing. I can’t wait for the fans to witness Tariq’s unique journey unfold.”
Patrick Onley is a tenured and respected trauma surgeon turned ED Consultant. Charismatic, affable and old-school, Patrick has always been able to charm his way through anything.
Patrick appreciates precision, process and order. Operating as if he’s in complete control of everything. With his straightforward but personable bedside manner, one wouldn’t even question his capabilities as a doctor. Despite having worked for the NHS for decades, he does not have any time for the many around him who see lack of resourcing and funding as an injustice. It’s an inconvenience, but it should never get in the way of your job.
On joining Casualty, Jamie Glover says, “ Having been a fan of the show since its very first inception (yep, I’m that old) it is a real honour to be joining the incredible team at ’Casualty’. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be working with such a dedicated, skilful group of people who care so passionately about the minutiae of each episode as well as the show’s wider impact . ‘Casualty’ is quite rightly considered a national treasure. And it is a privilege to board the bus for a part of its journey.”
Liza Mellody, Series Producer of Casualty for BBC Studios, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Sammy, Manpreet and Jamie to the cast of Casualty. As the show’s newest recruits to the ED they will bring plenty of wit, charm and drama to Holby. We are sure the audience are going to love them as much we already do.”
Sammy and Tariq will make their debuts in February and March. Jamie will be on screen from March.