Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Casting News - Britne Oldford Set as Series Regular on Amazon's Upcoming Drama 'Dead Ringers'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - August 11, 2021

Amazon's Dead Ringers; HBO Max's Search Party; and Peacock's The Capture.

  • Britne Oldford is set as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Rachel Weisz. Moreover, Jeremy Shamos has been cast in a recurring role. Oldford previously recurred on Hulu's The Path and The CW's The Flash. She next stars in the upcoming third season of Netflix's The Umbrella Academy. Shamos was nominated for a Tony Award in 2012 for his featured performance in the play Clybourne Park.
  • Oldford will play Genevieve, an actress in the midst of her breakout role who meets Elliot and Beverly Mantle (both played by Weisz) after a unique check-up.
  • Shamos will play Joseph, an earnest, occasionally ruthless associate of the Mantle twins, tasked with raising funds for their most important project.
  • Kathy Griffin has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming fifth season. The stand-up comedian is a two-time Emmy Award winner for her Bravo reality program Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. She also won a Grammy Award in 2013 for her comedy album Calm Down Gurrl.
  • She will play Liquorice Montague, a conspiracy theorist who takes Chantal (Clare McNulty) under her wing as a codependent apprentice.
  • Paapa Essiedu, Indira Varma and Andy Nyman have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. Essiedu is currently nominated for an Emmy Award for his supporting performance in HBO's I May Destroy You. Varma previously starred for three seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones, one season in Amazon's Carnival Row and two seasons in ABC's For Life. Nyman starred in the fourth season of ITV's Unforgotten.
  • Essiedu will play Isaac Turner, a young rising star MP with ambitions for the very top.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters Varma and Hyman will be playing.
  • Returning cast members for the second season include Holliday Grainger, Ron Perlman, Ben Miles, Lia Williams, Nigel Lindsay, Cavan Clerkin and Ginny Holder.