All Creatures Great and Small remake announces cast

Tea Time Tidbit for the week of October 7, 2019

Casting was recently announced for next year’s All Creatures Great and Small remake. There’ll be some familiar faces and some new ones, including the role of James, which went to a young chap not long out of drama school called Nicholas Ralph.

All Creatures Great and Small will, in fact, be Ralph’s television debut. The actor only graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2017 so, apart from the shows he did while training, he also only has a handful of stage credits. In fact, Ralph is such a new entity there’s very little known about him at all. No doubt that will soon change. Just as it did for Christopher Timothy who played the role of James in the original series.

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Callum Woodhouse, Nicholas Ralph, Samuel West


Stepping into the very hard to fill shoes of the now sadly deceased Robert Hardy, who played Siegried Farnon in the original series, is Samuel West. The elder son of Prunella Scales and Timothy West, London born West has acted extensively on both stage and screen since starting out in the late 1980s. As well as numerous detective series, including Agatha Christie’s Poirot, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Midsomer Murders and New Tricks, West also starred as Frank Edwards in Mr. Selfridge and as the Bishop of Winchester in the Hollow Crown series. You might also recognize him from the “We’ll Always Have Paris” episode of As Time Goes By, where he played the character, Terry.

If you’re a fan of The Durrells in Corfu, you’ll have no trouble recognizing Callum Woodhouse, the actor who plays Siegfried’s younger brother, Tristan Farnham. Leslie Durrell was Woodhouse’s first major role – in fact, he was still at drama school, all set to graduate, when he found out he was cast. The twenty-five-year-olds’ good looks and great comic timing will no doubt make him an ideal Tristan, a character originally played by Peter Davison.

The new All Creatures Great and Small, which is a Masterpiece presentation, will air in 2020 and as soon as we have the dates we’ll let you know. In the meantime, you can see Callum Woodhouse on Sunday nights at 8pm in The Durrells in Corfu.

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