Who is in the cast of Van Der Valk series 2?

The cast of Van Der Valk

Crime drama fans rejoice! Van Der Valk is back for series two (Picture: ITV)

Fans of ITV crime drama Van Der Valk will be thrilled that its return is imminent.

The show, now on its second series, is an adaptation of the 1972 drama of the same name, in which Barry Foster played the titular character.

Van Der Valk follows a team of detectives in Amsterdam, focusing on instinctive yet cynical detective Piet Van Der Valk.

The synopsis for episode one of the second series reads: ‘The Dutch detective Piet Van Der Valk is called in to investigate the gruesome murder of Susie De Windt, a solicitor whose body is discovered strung up on a windfarm with an ‘X’ carved into her stomach and a cryptic note inside her coat.

‘As rookie cop Job Cloovers returns to duty, even Van der Valk is quietly relieved at his arrival – if anyone can help riddle out these puzzling notes, it is Job.’

But who will star in the second series?

Who is in the cast of the second series of Van Der Valk?

Marc Warren

Marc Warren in Van Der Valk

Marc Warren takes over the role of Van Der Valk from Barry Foster from the original adaptation (Picture: SYSTEM)

Marc Warren will return to the show as the titular character Piet Van Der Valk.

The 55-year-old actor from Northampton is best known for roles in various British TV shows, including Hustle, Mad Dogs, State Of Play, and The Musketeers.

Warren made his professional debut in 1986 when he appeared at The Northampton Theater Royal in Stags and Hens, and has continued to work in theater as well as radio alongside his film and TV roles.

Maimie McCoy

Marc Warren as Piet Van der Valk and Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassell in Van Der Valk

Doctors star Maimie McCoy will return to the ITV drama as Lucienne (Picture: ITV)

Lucienne Hassell, Piet Van Der Valk’s closest ally, will once again be portrayed by Maimie McCoy.

The Yorkshire actress, 43, began her career in 2002 with a role in the long-running BBC drama Doctors.

Since then, she has starred in the likes of The Bill, Waking The Dead, Taggart, and The Musketeers.

Luke Allen Gale

You may recognize Luke Allen Gale, who plays Brad de Vries, from other recurring roles on your TV screen (Picture: ITV)

More interested in chasing women than a promotion, rogue detective Brad de Vries will once again be played by Luke Allen Gale.

Gale, from Dorset, landed a recurring role in 2011 in Monroe and has gone on to star in the likes of Dominion, Jericho, The Borgias, and Moving On.

He made his professional West End stage debut in 2014 as Nicky Lockridge in Richard Greenberg’s The American Plan.

Elliot Barnes-Worrell

Elliot Barnes-Worrell will return to his role in Van Der Valk as Job Cloovers (Picture: REX)

Elliot Barnes-Worrell is back for a second series as Job Cloovers, a fresh-faced detective eager to impress his peers.

Like Gale, 31-year-old London actor Barnes-Worrell also starred in the 2016 drama Jericho, as well as Poirot and Dolittle.

He has worked extensively in theater and in 2012 he was awarded the Alan Bates Award by the Actors Centre.

Darrell D’Silvac

Royal Shakespeare Company actor Darrell D’Silva first joined the cast in series one as Hendrik Davie (Picture: ITV)

The foul-mouthed, hard-drinking, beloved pathologist Hendrik Davie will once again feature in series two of Van Der Valk, played by Darrell D’Silva.

The Rotherham-born film and theater actor is best known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

However, he has also had roles in Wrath Of Man, Informer, and 2014’s Northmen – A Viking Saga, as well as small roles in Game Of Thrones and Top Boy.

Emma Fielding

Caption: Emma Fielding Van der ValkSource: ITV

Emma Fielding will reprise her role as Chief Commissioner Julia Dahlman in Van Der Valk.

Born in Catterick, the 55-year-old actress began her career with the Royal National Theater and the Royal Shakespeare Company, coming to the attention of critics in 1993’s National Theater production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia as Thomasina.

She landed her first TV role in 1992 in Tell Tale Hearts and went on to roles in Unforgotten, Silent Witness, Midsomer Murders, Death In Paradise, DCI Banks, and Waking The Dead.

The second series of Van Der Valk will begin tonight (Sunday, August 7) ​​on ITV at 8pm.

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