Full casting has been revealed for Boiling Point, as filming begins on the brand new five-part television series for BBC One and BBC iPlayer in Manchester.
As previously announced, Vinette Robinson (Carly), Stephen Graham (Andy) and Hannah Walters (Emily) will reprise their roles from the multi-award-winning film. They will be joined by the film’s co-stars Ray Panthaki (Freeman), Gary Lamont (Dean), Áine Rose Daly (Robyn),Taz Skylar (Billy), Daniel Larkai (Jake) Stephen McMillan (Jamie), Hannah Traylen (Holly) and Izuka Hoyle (Camille).
Joining them are new cast members Stephen Odubola, (Johnny), Shaun Fagan (Bolton),), Joel MacCormack (Liam) and Ahmed Malek (Musa). BAFTA award-winner Cathy Tyson joins the cast as Carly’s mum, Vivian and newcomer Missy Haysom makes their television debut playing Kit.
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The series picks up six months on from where the film left off and sees Sous Chef Carly as Head Chef at her own restaurant, with many of Andy’s original team alongside her. As the pressure mounts to keep the restaurant full, Carly begins to feel the magnitude of responsibility that comes with running her own place.
The series reunites the film’s co-writer and director Philip Barantini, who will direct episodes one, two and five and co-writer James Cummings, alongside the film’s producers, Hester Ruoff and Bart Ruspoli who all serve as executive producers on the series with Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham. Rebecca Ferguson is executive producer and commissioner for the BBC.
Director, Mounia Akl joins the team to direct episodes three and four and Graham Drover is the series producer. Dan Caden is the co-writer on episode two, Alex Tenenbaum and
Nathaniel Stevens are the writers of episode three and Grace Ofori-Attah is the writer of episode five.