BBC One is adding to the cast of Our Girl. Danny-Boy Hatchard, who played Lee Carter on EastEnders between 2014 and 2017, has joined the military drama for its upcoming fourth season.
“I’m buzzing to be joining the iconic 2 Section”, Danny-Boy said. “Our Girl has always done a fantastic job representing our British troops, so I can’t wait to help tell more really cool stories.”
He will play Private Rhett ‘Cheese’ Charlton. He is confident and cool and soon beds into 2 Section. He’s not short of swagger and always has a practical joke up his sleeve. But behind the banter lies a darker side and it soon becomes clear that Cheese’s manipulative edge is never far from the surface.
He has history with one of the other recruits which they’d much rather forget and he’s prone to pushing jokes too far, which will have dangerous consequences across the six episode fourth season. Danny-Boy Hatchard is the latest cast addition to Our Girl. As TVWise previously reported, Will Attenborough (Major Crimes), Nico Mirallegro (My Mad Fat Diary), Kaine Zajaz (Informer), Amy-Leigh Hickman (Ackley Bridge), Josh Bowman (Time After Time), Nabil Elouahabi (The Night Of) Nebras Jamali (The Looming Tower) and Badria Timini (Unforgotten) have also joined the series for season four.
Created by Tony Grounds, Our Girl follows Lance Corporal Georgie Lane, and the other members of Two Section on various deployments overseas. The drama series is produced by BBC Studios and stars Michelle Keegan as Georgie Lane, Rolan Bell as Kingy, Ben Batt as Blue, Mark Armstrong as Spanner, Jack Parry-Jones as Jackson, Sean Ward as Fingers, Sean Sagar as Monk, Dominic Jephcott as the new Brigadier, Angela Lonsdale as Georgie’s mum, Sean Gilder as Georgie’s dad, Joan Kempson as Georgie’s Nan and Linzey Cocker as Georgie’s sister Marie. Yvonne Francas is the series producer. The executive producers are Tony Grounds, Roberto Troni, Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios and Mona Qureshi for BBC One.
In season four, a positive Georgie is making leaps in her career, having been promoted to Sergeant, and now training a new bunch of medics. Happily living back in Manchester with her family, Georgie is insistent to her friends in 2 Section that she’s happy settled in her new job and will not be joining them on their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, no matter how much they want her to. However, when a night on the town results in a near-fatal incident, she can’t deny that the painful memories of losing the love of her life, Elvis, to a Taliban attack, is the real reason she doesn’t want to go back. Georgie realises that she needs to return to Afghanistan to face her own fears.