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Grantchester Welcomes New Vicar to the Parish

Tom Brittney to play Reverend Will Davenport in Kudos and MASTERPIECE’s Hit Series for PBS and ITV

(June 28, 2018)  Grantchester is getting a new vicar: MASTERPIECE on PBS and ITV have announced that Tom Brittney (Outlander, Call the Midwife) is joining the cast as Reverend Will Davenport – man of the people and crime-solving partner to Robson Green’s Geordie Keating.

James Norton, who plays Vicar Sidney Chambers in the popular mystery series, will make his final appearance during the fourth season.

“A message to MASTERPIECE fans: “As much as I know you’ll miss James Norton, I PROMISE that you’ll love Tom Brittney,” says MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton at WGBH Boston. “Just watch him go toe-to-toe with Robson Green’s character, the very skeptical Geordie … and watch him win him over.”

Tom Brittney said: “I am beyond excited. From the moment I heard about the role of Will Davenport, it was something I wanted more than anything. It’s a real honor to be joining such a wonderful series, with such a loyal fan base.”

James Norton said: “As excited as I am to be filming a new series of Grantchester, it’s also heartbreaking to be saying goodbye to Sidney Chambers. I’ve loved this experience, and particularly working with such an extraordinary cast and crew. All the best to the fantastic Tom Brittney in his role as the new vicar. He is a wonderful addition to the Grantchester family.”

Kudos Executive Producer Diederick Santer says: “I’m delighted that Tom is joining the cast. He’s a hugely likeable and talented actor, and will make both a fine Vicar of Grantchester AND a great crime-solving partner for Geordie Keating.”

A man of the people—confident, caring and self-assured—Grantchester’s young new parish priest channels his boundless energy into a quest for social justice. He is a man of God, but with the devil inside of him. As Geordie draws him into righting the wrongs of criminal Cambridge, Will’s own troubled past is unearthed.

In an interview with the award-winning MASTERPIECE Studio podcast, Grantchester creator/writer Daisy Coulam previews the upcoming fourth season of the show. Listen to the Daisy Coulam podcast here.

Commissioned by MASTERPIECE on PBS, Grantchester, Season 4 is currently in production in London, Cambridge, and Grantchester. It will air on MASTERPIECE in the US and ITV in the UK in 2019.

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