BBC One has tapped former EastEnders star Sam Strike for a guest starring role on the upcoming nineteenth season of their long-running crime drama Silent Witness.
Sam Strike plays David Hamilton, who holds his family together during his father’s prison sentence and after his release, sacrificing going to university to provide the emotional support he felt his parents needed after a family tragedy.
“I’m a fan of Silent Witness, so when the opportunity arose to be a part of it, I jumped at the chance”, said Strike. “I really admire David Drury as a director, so to work with him is very exciting. It’s always great to play a character outside of your comfort zone, especially on a platform as successful as Silent Witness.”
Returning regular cast members for the new season of Silent Witness include Emilia Fox as Nikki Alexander, David Caves as Jack Hodgson and Richard Lintern as Thomas Chamberlain. Dean Andrews (Last Tango In Halifax) and Geraldine Somerville (Harry Potter) are also set to guest star.
Silent Witness marks the latest major role for Sam Strike since his breakout role as gay teen Johnny Carter on EastEnders. Since exiting the soap late last year, he has been cast in Bonded By Blood 2 and, most notably, as Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel of the same name. Sam Strike is with Lee Morgan Management and APA.