Phil Davis (Lucius in Doctor Who ‘Fires of Pompeii’, and Silk, Whitechapel, Sherlock ‘A Study in Scarlet’) has been cast in the upcoming fifth series of Being Human as a character called Captain Hatch.
The classic actor said of his casting, “I'm very excited to be joining the cast of Being Human for Series 5. It's a great show. I'll be playing Captain Hatch. I don't want to give too much away about the character at this early stage but I can reveal that he is marvellously disgusting. I'm busy researching now.”
The press information also included further details of the character…
Captain Hatch has seen it all. At least he reckons he has. And whatever it is, he doesn’t much like it. Stuck in a failing body, in a wheelchair, in a dismal seaside hotel, things aren’t exactly sunny side up. Hatch embodies the worst in humanity – he’s bitter, manipulative, obsequious and cruel. Quite the catch. But those aren’t even the worst things about the aged army captain… beneath his decrepit exterior there lies within him a dark and toxic secret that could rattle your soul with fear.
Production is well underway on Series 5 of Being Human, and its six episode are due to air in early 2013 on BBC Three, with the new set of three: Hal the vampire (Damien Molony), Tom the werewolf (Michael Socha) and newcomer Alex the ghost (Kate Bracken)