Tom Brittney to direct an episode of Grantchester's 7th series

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 July 2021
Tom Brittney

Tom Brittney

Filming on Grantchester's seventh series is underway, and Tom Brittney, who will return to the ITV show as Reverend Will Davenport, will direct an episode

Filming on Grantchester's seventh series has started – and Tom Brittney will direct an episode.

The 30-year-old actor will return to the ITV show as Reverend Will Davenport, and he is "over the moon" about being given the chance to step behind the camera to try his hand at helming an ep.

He said: "I’m thrilled to be back on set with my 'Grantchester' family and back in our happy place.

"I’m also absolutely over the moon to be given the opportunity to direct an episode this series, it’s been a life ambition of mine and I can’t wait for the audience to see it (and also I can finally order Robson about!)."

Robson Green is returning as DI Geordie Keating, and he has told fans to expect a "class" series.

He said: "Great to be back in the world we all refer to as our 'happy place'.

"This new series is the best yet and is testament to the outstanding creative team that make this extraordinary, likeable, charming and entertaining tale what it is ... class."

Other returnees include Tessa Peake-Jones back as Mrs. Chapman, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe, Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman, Melissa Johns as Miss Scott and Bradley Hall as Larry Peters.

Charlotte Ritchie, Ellora Torchia, Emma Cunniffe, Janie Dee, Philip Whitchurch, Rowena King, Anna Wilson-Jones, Michael D. Xavier are among the stars who will make guest appearances in the new season.

The seventh series is set in the long, hot summer of 1959 and wedding season is in full swing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester.

Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, executive producer for Kudos, said: "We are delighted to be returning to our beloved 'Grantchester' for another series.

"Last series was shot in winter and we’re very pleased to once again be filming in what we hope will be a glorious summer.

"All the cast and crew are excited by Tom Brittney making his directorial debut – we know he will create a very entertaining episode."