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Casualty A-Z – Guest artists

Guest Artists

Number of guest artists auditioned per series: 1,680
Number of guest artists cast per series: 336

Oscar contenders in Casualty include:

  • Ian Barnes (Director 2005-2011) – Best Director, Animated Short Film 2011
  • Kate Winslet (Guest 1993) – Best Supporting Actress 1995/2001 and Best Actress 1997/2004/2006
  • Minnie Driver (Guest 1991) – Best Supporting Actress 1997
  • Richard Curtis (Writer 2007) – Best Original Screenplay 1995
  • Ron Moody (Guest 2010) – Best Actor 1968

Oscar winners in Casualty include:

  • Brenda Fricker (Megan Roach, 1986-1990) – Best Supporting Actress 1990
  • Pete Postlethwaite (Guest 1990 and 1993) – Best Supporting Actor 1993
  • Kate Winslet (Guest 1993) – Best Actress 2008
  • Other notables who guest starred before they were famous:
    Adjoa Andoh
    Alfred Molina
    Amanda Redman
    Amita Dhiri
    Christopher Ecclestone
    Clive Mantle
    Helen Baxendale
    Jane Danson
    Jenny Seagrove
    Jesse Birdsall
    Joe McGann
    Johnny Lee Miller
    Judy Loe
    Kwame Kwei-Armah
    Letitia Dean
    Lisa Faulkener
    Louise Lombard
    Lucy Davis
    Mark McGann
    Orlando Bloom
    Pam Ferris
    Paul Barber
    Pauline Quirk
    Paterson Joseph
    Ray Winstone
    Russell Boulter
    Sarah Smart
    Simon Shepherd
    Stella Gonet
    Tony Selby
    Aaron Johnson

    Other notables who guest starred after they were famous:
    Anita Dobson
    Charlie Brooks
    Christopher Timothy
    Colin Baker
    Frank Windsor
    Gary Kemp
    Gillian Taylforth
    Griff Rhys Jones
    Holly Aird
    Imogen Stubbs
    James Gaddas
    Jenny Seagrove
    Jodi Albert
    John Sergeant
    Josie D'Arby
    Kika Mirylees
    Laila Rouass
    Les Dennis
    Lionel Jeffries
    Lord Patrick Lichfield
    Mark Burrows
    McFly
    Nicola Stapleton
    Patricia Hayes
    Peter Amory
    Prunella Scales
    Raji James
    Rula Lenska
    Sarah Greene
    Sasha Behar
    Scott Mills
    Stefan Dennis
    Tom Butcher
    Tony Robinson
    Tony Slattery
    Tracy Shaw
    Victoria Alcock

    Guest stars who went on to be regulars in Holby City:
    Colette Brown (Samantha)
    Hugh Quarshie (Ric)
    Ian Aspinall (Mubbs)
    Patsy Kensit (Faye)
    Rachel Leskovac (Kelly)
    Sharon Maughan (Tricia)
    Verona Joseph (Jess)

    A guest actor once started fitting between takes, but because his character was in hospital for seizures, the cast and crew took a few moments to realise it was real.

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