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Meet the Cast & Characters

Get to know the talented Grantchester cast—including James Norton, Robson Green, Tom Brittney, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver and more. Learn about their characters in the show, other roles you’ve seen them in and some surprising off-screen intel!

Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs. Maguire

Actress Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs. Maguire in the TV mystery series, Grantchester.

About the Character: “Mrs. M” is the vicarage’s housekeeper—an indomitable soul who keeps everyone in check and does her best to make a chaotic household presentable. She’s been a local all her life, speaks her mind and can be a bit of a busybody.

Where You’ve Seen Her Before: She might be recognized from her role in Season 1 of Unforgotten, but Peake-Jones is best known for her work in the 1980 film Pride and Prejudice and the series Only Fools and Horses.

Fun Fact: Before Grantchester, Peake-Jones worked with Robson Green on an episode of the British medical drama series Casualty—and with a very naked James Norton on the indie film Bonobo, about a bohemian commune.

Related Content: Read our exclusive cast interview with Peake-Jones and listen to her speak with the MASTERPIECE Studio podcast.


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