Adrian Lester plays Mickey 'Bricks' Stone
Adrian Lester is an established figure in both the UK and Hollywood
having had critical acclaim in film, TV and theatre roles.
His film credits include The Day After Tomorrow, Primary Colors, Born
Romantic and Loves Labours Lost.
Other credits include the award-winning BBC TWO drama Storm Damage
and his lauded performance in the title role of Henry V at the National
How has Mickey developed from the last series?
He has managed to chill out a bit and he and Danny have finally sorted
out their differences… well almost!
When Danny first came along, there was a bit of a shuffle in the individual
roles because Mickey didn't know how they would fit together.
However, Danny has proved to be a great asset to the team.
There is still a bit of rivalry between them especially in the first
episode where they challenge each other's methodology - but it's much
friendlier; they are sharpening their wits against each other.
How has the Mickey/Stacie/ Danny love triangle developed? Have
they managed to get over the sexually charged atmosphere of the last
There's a real understanding between Stacie and Mickey - it's like
a game, although Mickey would never openly say, "Let's be together".
As far as he's concerned, he and Stacie are already together - they
live and work together, just without the sexual element.
They're already as close as they need to be. He's scared that if they
get any closer, it would break the bond of the team.
There is a time when Mickey feels threatened - Stacie's estranged husband
makes an appearance. He's a threat because he's the complete double
of Mickey in age, look, style.
Jake is a very experienced con man, he's very cool, dresses very sharply
and he takes no nonsense.
However, the sexually charged atmosphere belonged to Stacie and Danny
really. I think they've reached an understanding now - Danny knows that
he won't get anywhere, but will always keep trying!
At one point in this series, Stacie tells Albert that she'd be disappointed
if he stopped trying!
There are some great guest artists again in this series, like
Fay Ripley, Max Beesley and Charlie Creed-Miles - what were they like
to work with?
They were all fantastic! We had so much fun when Fay came along - she
was just hilarious and there was so much banter the whole time!
We did the first take of her first scene and it was perfect. She turned
to us and said: "What I'm bringing to you gentlemen is like a lesson.
If you want to get a notepad, that's fine, but I'm bringing you a level
of professionalism that is Hustle-esque and that you should aspire to."
We just wet ourselves, she was so much fun.