The BBC today announced that Dawn Steele and Nic Jackman will become two of the latest recruits to tread the wards of BBC One’s long-running medical drama Holby City. They will also be joined by fan favourite Camilla Arfwedson, who is due to reprise her role as Zosia March for a period in the spring.
Dawn, who is best known for her roles in River City, Wild At Heart and Monarch Of The Glen, joins Holby as new General Surgeon Ange Godard, who arrives at the hospital to open a brand new unit.
Nic Jackman will also become a regular, continuing his role as Cameron Dunn, the son of Bernie Wolfe (Jemma Redgrave), who returns to the hospital for a year to finish his training as an F2.
Since audiences have last seen Zosia March played by Camilla Arfwedson, the registrar has been making a name for herself at a hospital in the United States. Zosia will temporarily return to Darwin Ward to catch up with old colleagues after a turbulent time in America.
Dawn Steele says: “I am utterly delighted to be joining the cast and crew on Holby City. Ms Godard is such a great character with lots to tell and I am really looking forward to getting on that Keller Ward and bringing her to life. I have been a fan of Holby and so pleased I get to be at Elstree studios with this wonderful team. Can’t wait!”
Nic Jackman says: “I am delighted to be returning to the brilliant team at Holby City. Cameron is a fun character to play and it’ll be exciting to see what he gets up to next.”
Camilla Arfwedson says: “Really pleased to come back and revisit Zosia. The last few years playing her have been absolutely brilliant, wonderful and challenging in equal measure. Can’t wait to see all the cast and crew again too and get back into the fold. I’ve missed it and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for her.”
Simon Harper, Executive Producer of Holby City and Casualty, says: “Dawn is a fabulous addition to the cast as Ange. Her TV star pedigree speaks for itself. She’s a brilliant, charismatic actor and I can’t wait to see her bring this beguiling new character on screen in a story of explosive secrets that will send shockwaves through the whole hospital.
“Nic has already won the audience’s hearts with his previous guest appearances as cheeky, loveable Cameron so it only seemed right to turn him into a fully-fledged regular! He’s an absolutely fantastic young actor and new star. Cameron has never settled down and has got by on his charm – he needs the strong women of Holby to lick him into shape professionally and otherwise and bring him out of the shadow of his mum Bernie.
“And what a joy to welcome Camilla back for a stint by popular demand! The complex and troubled Zosia is massively popular, particularly with our young audience, who I know have missed her desperately and will be hungry to know why she’s running back to Holby. Matched against Frieda on Darwin – will they be friends or foes? We’ll have to see!”
Holby City is made by BBC Studios for BBC One. The Executive Producer is Simon Harper and Kate Hall is the Series Producer.