EXCLUSIVE: Here is an actor who is certainly in demand for TV comedies. I’ve learned that Marcus Garvey, whose previous credits include White Van Man and Broadchurch, has joined the cast of Gold’s upcoming six episode comedy series Us And Them.
Exact character details are being kept under wraps, but sources tell me that Garvey is a series regular and will appear in all six episodes. This is the second major role on a comedy series for Garvey in as many months and comes after he was cast as a series regular on ITV’s comedy series Pat and Cabbage (formerly known as Cabbage and Pat, and later Cabbage and Me).
Created by Steve Turner, Us and Them tells the story of Lauren and Ed who are madly in love, despite their 20 plus-year age gap. The only problem is that Lauren’s family and everyone around them seems to have an opinion on the subject. Ed’s ex-wife Lydia rents the house opposite the couple, Lauren’s family are constantly meddling and Ed’s friends think she’s a trophy girlfriend. You can choose your partner but you can’t choose your family. Hat Trick Productions is producing the skein with Angela Sinden serving as the producer and Helen Williams serving as the executive producer. I’m told that production on Us and Them is slated to commence next month, with Bob Servant Independent helmer Simon Hynd attached to direct.