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Happy Valley

Happy Valley

BBC One 2014

Happy Valley is a dark, funny, multi-layered thriller revolving around the personal and professional life of Catherine, a dedicated, experienced, hard-working copper. She is also a bereaved mother who looks after her orphaned grandchild.

The Top 10 Actors and Characters of Happy Valley (Ranked Cast in 2024)

James Norton

#1 - James Norton (Tommy Lee Royce)

James Norton (born 18 July 1985) is an English actor.

James Norton plays as Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley.
James Norton is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 12 episodes.

Sarah Lancashire

#2 - Sarah Lancashire (Catherine Cawood)

Sarah Lancashire is an English actress whose career began in 1986. Lancashire's first acting roles were in local theatre, with small guest roles in television dramas and sitcoms. After coming to public attention with roles in popular programmes including Coronation Street, (1991-1996, 2000) Where the Heart Is (1997–1999) and Clocking Off (2000), Lancashire signed a two-year golden handcuffs contract with the ITV network, appearing exclusively in ITV1 programming for the next two years. Lancashire has continued to work extensively across a variety of television drama genres, including guest appearances, regular roles in returning series and with featured roles in standalone miniseries' and television films. Her more prolific work includes the drama series' Lark Rise to Candleford (2008-2011), Last Tango in Halifax (2012-2020) and Happy Valley (2014, 2016-). Lancashire has appeared in the feature films And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Dad's Army and has returned to West End Theatre several times since her 1990 stint in Blood Brothers. Her combined acting credits have earned Lancashire a number of awards and nominations over a career spanning four decades and a prominent status within the British Television Industry of the 21st century.[1] Lancashire was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

Sarah Lancashire plays as Catherine Cawood in Happy Valley.
Sarah Lancashire is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 12 episodes.

Siobhan Finneran

#3 - Siobhan Finneran (Clare Cartwright)

Siobhan Margaret Finneran is an English television and film actress. She is known for her regular roles in the BBC drama Clocking Off, ITV comedy Benidorm, ITV drama Downton Abbey and BBC drama Happy Valley. Siobhan married actor Mark Jordon in 1997 and they have two children,Joseph and Poppy. The couple divorced in 2014.

Siobhan Finneran plays as Clare Cartwright in Happy Valley.
Siobhan Finneran is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 12 episodes.

George Costigan

#4 - George Costigan (Nevison Gallagher)

Born in Portsmouth in 1947, Costigan grew up in Salford and joined the esteemed Liverpool Everyman theatre company in 1974. He has been a regular on our screens since 1978

George Costigan plays as Nevison Gallagher in Happy Valley.
George Costigan is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 12 episodes.

Charlie Murphy

#5 - Charlie Murphy (Ann Gallagher)

Charlotte "Charlie" Murphy (born 19 April 1988) is an Irish actress. She is best known for playing the lead role of Siobhan Delaney in the hit RTÉ drama Love/Hate for which she won the 2013 Irish Film and Television Award for Best TV Actress, and as Ann Gallagher in the acclaimed BBC One drama Happy Valley. She is currently appearing in the BBC One historical crime drama television series Peaky Blinders.

Charlie Murphy plays as Ann Gallagher in Happy Valley.
Charlie Murphy is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 12 episodes.

Rhys Connah

#6 - Rhys Connah (Ryan Cawood)

Rhys Connah plays as Ryan Cawood in Happy Valley.
Rhys Connah is the top #6 member of the cast and appears in 12 episodes.

Shane Zaza

#7 - Shane Zaza (Shafiq Shah)

Shane Zaza plays as Shafiq Shah in Happy Valley.
Shane Zaza is the top #7 member of the cast and appears in 12 episodes.

Adam Long

#8 - Adam Long (Lewis Whippey)

Adam Long is a British actor, perhaps best known for his appearance as Lewis Whippey in Happy Valley in 2014. He also starred in Dunkirk, Spike Island, Vera, Waterloo Road, The Thirteenth Tale, Act Of Grace and the award winning TV drama Don't Take My Baby

Adam Long plays as Lewis Whippey in Happy Valley.
Adam Long is the top #8 member of the cast and appears in 6 episodes.

Steve Pemberton

#9 - Steve Pemberton (Kevin Weatherill)

Steven James Pemberton is an English actor, comedian and writer, best known as a member of The League of Gentlemen with Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, and Jeremy Dyson. Pemberton and Shearsmith also co-wrote and appeared in the sitcom Psychoville and the comedy-drama Inside No. 9.

Steve Pemberton plays as Kevin Weatherill in Happy Valley.
Steve Pemberton is the top #9 member of the cast and appears in 6 episodes.

Joe Armstrong

#10 - Joe Armstrong (Ashley Cowgill)

Joe Armstrong is an English actor. His notable television roles include Allan A Dale in three series of Robin Hood, Hotspur in Henry IV, Part I, Ashley Cowgill in Happy Valley and Bairstow in The Village.

Joe Armstrong plays as Ashley Cowgill in Happy Valley.
Joe Armstrong is the top #10 member of the cast and appears in 6 episodes.

Last updated: feb 10, 2023

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