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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!

Tom Brittney as Will Davenport

Actor Tom Brittney as Will Davenport in the TV mystery series, Grantchester.

About the Character: Affable and optimistic, Reverend Davenport brings new energy to the church in Grantchester. He has a strong moral compass along with a thirst to change things—but struggles with who he really is and who he tries to be for everyone else. Will is like the son Geordie Keating never had.

Where You’ve Seen Him Before: Audiences may recognize Brittney from his portrayal of Jack Rawle in Season 3 of Call the Midwife, or fan-favorite Lieutenant Jeremy Foster in the first two seasons of Outlander. He has also played the decidedly not good guy Roger Lockwood in the drama series UnReal. More recently, Tom starred alongside his idol Tom Hanks in the film Greyhound.

Fun Facts: After acting, Brittney’s second passion is photography, specifically the documentary sort. “I have been to a few protests and I like to capture emotion—or trying to,” he told The Protagonist Magazine. “I like watching documentaries and if I wasn’t an actor and had the guts, I probably would have liked to be a war photographer.”

Related Content: Get to know a bit more about Brittney and listen to him discuss joining the Grantchester cast on the MASTERPIECE Studio podcast.


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