MIDSOMER MURDERS

THE CURSE OF THE NINTH
MAIN CHARACTERS/ROLES


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MICHAEL FALCONER (JAMES FLEET)
Charismatic "Maestro" of the Falconer Ensemble. Once brilliant enfant terrible whose genius is fading. And he knows it. But beneath his artfully bohemian good looks (think Bernstein, Von Karajan) and alluring charm, he's an autocrat who drives his orchestra with a rod of iron. He's had to fight to get where he is and he's not going to give it up easily. "Music is my reality. Nothing else matters".

 

DAN FALCONER (JOSEPH PROWEN)
Michael's son and aspiring violinist. Desperate to earn his father's approval and respect as a musician in his own right.

 

HAMISH RAFFERTY (ROBERT DAWS)
Michael's brother in law. A farmer turned craft spirit maker. Seemingly mild mannered. Dislikes confrontation. His confidence damaged by near bankruptcy, he'll never let that happen again. Whatever it takes.

 

JANEY RAFFERTY (CAROLINE LANGRISHE)
Peacemaker between her husband Hamish and brother Michael. She is determined to make the festival and her gin business a success.

 

CANDICE RAFFERTY (ROSIE HOLDEN)
Talented violinist. Sweet natured, naive, easily led. In love with Jacob.

 

JACOB WHEELER (CALLUM BLAKE)
Prodigiously brilliant violinist and composer. Confident, ruthless manipulator with an eye on the main chance.

 

NATALIE WHEELER (FLORA SPENCER-LONGHURST)
On the surface an attractive, confident violinist who people are drawn to. But her damaged past has left her vulnerable.

 

AUDREY GLENHILL (MAGGIE O'NEILL)
Proprietor of the Thassingham Arms and passionate about the original ideals of the Festival. Self reliant, slow to trust, hardened by resentment towards the new regime.

 

IVO BAXTER (COLIN MICHAEL CARMICHAEL)
Oddball, seemingly harmless, benign classical music nerd who runs the Thassingham Music Shop and repair workshop. A passionate Vlogger who hero worships Michael Falconer.

 

VERNON DE HARTHOG (SIMON CALLOW)
Veteran viola player and heavy drinker. Irreverent, louche, big personality who doesn't respond well to authority. Adores Audrey. His longtime lover during the Festival Season.

 

WARWICK SOWANDE (CYRIL NRI)
Single parent. Father of Zak. Hard working, private man always chasing his tail to make ends meet. Determined to help his son Zak succeed and have a better life than his. Excited by his improved prospects working at the Distillery.

 

ZAK SOWANDE (MATTHEW JACOBS-MORGAN)
A talented pianist torn between loyalty to his Dad and finding his own way.

 

 

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