Showbiz

Waterloo Road welcomes The Bill actor to new series

NEW ADDITION: Richie Campbell

NEW ADDITION: Richie Campbell

AWARD-WINNING actor Richie Campbell will make his debut in hit TV series Waterloo Road tonight (May 2).

Campbell, who famously played troublemaker Dominic Hardy in ITV1’s long-running seriesThe Bill alongside fellow Brit Aml Ameen, takes on the role of Malawi student Ndale Kayuni.

“It’s a great character and fantastic storyline,” he said.

The British television drama series, first broadcast in 2006 and now in its ninth series, has also starred actors Wil Johnson and Lucien Laviscount throughout its run.

IN ACTION: Campbell, left, stars alongside Aml Ameen in The Bill

IN ACTION: Campbell, left, stars alongside Aml Ameen in The Bill

Originally set in a troubled comprehensive school, the series, which recently moved production to Scotland, focuses on the lives of the school’s teachers and students while confronting social issues such as extramarital affairs, abortion, divorce, child abuse, and suicide.

Campbell, who won a Screen Nation award for his portrayal of Dominic Hardy in the popular British police drama, has also appeared in BBC 1 series Holby City and gritty urban drama Top Boy.

He will appear in an adaptation of Haper Lee’s classic 1960 novel To Kill A Mokingbird at London’s Open Air Theatre from May 16.

Waterloo Road is on BBC1 at 8pm every Thursday

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