Casualty announce two new castings ahead of 35th anniversary celebrations

Casualty have announced two new castings ahead of the 35th anniversary celebrations.

Osi Okerafor and Elinor Lawless will join the cast as new characters Matthew and Stevie.

Osi – who’s appeared in BBC One’s Death in Paradise and King Gary – will play Matthew – a locum registrar with a history of practicing medicine in the world’s trouble spots.

Matthew also happens to have a deep and enduring love for his old flame Fenisha (Olivia D’Lima).

How will Ethan (George Rainsford) respond to Matthew joining the team? Could there still be a spark between Fenisha and Matthew? And of course, how will they all cope working together?

Later in the year, Casualty will be celebrating it’s 35th anniversary with some special episodes. Elinor will join the team as Stevie, a new consultant who the audience will meet during these huge episodes.

Jam-packed with explosive drama, Casualty fans can expect to not only meet new characters, but also be reunited with one or two familiar faces as well…

Discussing his arrival, Osi Okerafor said:

‘It’s a pleasure to become a part of the Casualty team. Everyone here is so genuinely friendly and it’s a very exciting environment to work in. I’m excited for viewers to see Matthew’s love for his patients and his willingness to do whatever it takes to care for them; it’s a quality I really admire in him.’

Elinor Lawless commented: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the  wonderful cast of Casualty! Stevie Nash is certainly a force to be reckoned with and looks set to ruffle a few feathers in the Holby ED!’

Loretta Preece, Series Producer of Casualty, added: ‘I am delighted that Osi and Elinor will be joining the Casualty family.  As an actor, Osi has it all; he’s handsome and debonair, sensitive and steadfast, passionate and unpredictable. Osi has been delightful to work with and he and Olivia have a very special on screen bond.  With Osi’s beautifully layered performance we slowly reveal some deep undercurrents – he is far more than a classic romantic leading man.

Eli is an exceptional actress and a force of nature.  With Stevie, Eli brings a new and dangerous energy into our world – she’s charismatic, contemporary, compelling and on occasion very unsettling.  Her wonderful character and additive backstory is an exciting part of defining a new and exciting era for Casualty as we go into our 35th year.’

Osi will appear on screen as Matthew later this month.

More details about the 35th anniversary and Elinor’s first episode will be announced in due course.

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