Keeping Faith

Record-breaking drama returns for a second series on BBC One on 23 July

Mark Lewis Jones (Steve Baldini)

There’s an unavoidable magnetism between Faith and Steve and it becomes apparent that the feelings are as strong as ever between them.Mark Lewis Jones
Date: 09.07.2019     Last updated: 09.07.2019 at 13.01
Category: BBC One; Wales; Drama
Mark Lewis Jones plays Steve Baldini. Former criminal Steve is trying to live an honest life but finds himself drawn into illicit affairs, both in business and matters of the heart.

How do things begin for Steve in series two? What’s in store for him?

Things are not great. Over the eighteen months, Steve hasn’t been allowed to see Faith. He’s looking after his child and working for Gail Reardon again. He’s heartbroken, I guess. And he’s working for somebody he’d rather not work for.

How do Steve’s relationships with Faith and Evan develop in series two?

Fate draws them together again. There’s an unavoidable magnetism between Faith and Steve and it becomes apparent that the feelings are as strong as ever between them. I don’t think he trusts Evan at all, and he finds out certain things about him during series two that confirm his suspicions.

What’s your favourite thing about Steve?

He’s a character who’s reinvented himself. He’s developed so much from the very first time we see him in court, trying to get access to his child. He’s transformed his life since then, and I love that about him.

I also love the fact that although he’s lived a very dark life, he’s incredibly loyal. There’s a truth about him. And his love for his daughter and Faith shows that.

How does series two feel different to series one?

The characters already have a relationship and those relationships formed in series one get the opportunity to develop further and deeper in series two.

What do you enjoy about working on Keeping Faith?

I love working with Eve Myles and I love working with Pip (Broughton, the Director) and the rest of the cast. It’s a very special job for me.