‘The Driver’ BBC Drama: Cast List for David Morrissey’s New 2014 Miniseries

Vince McKee (DAVID MORRISSEY) - Image Credit: BBC/Red Productions/Laurence Cendrowicz

Vince McKee (DAVID MORRISSEY) – Image Credit: BBC/Red Productions/Laurence Cendrowicz

This September on BBC One sees the start of brand new three-part crime drama The Driver, and judging by the trailer (below), this ones looking pretty tasty. “How would you like to earn yourself a bit extra?” Are there any better words in the world of TV drama?

This 2014 series stars David Morrissey as taxi driver Vince McKee, who as a result of frustration with both his professional and personal life, makes a terrible error of judgement.

With money tight and the world of mini-cabbing remaining far from glamorous, Vince reluctantly takes on some additional driving work. But with shady character ‘The Horse’ as his boss and the job description light on details, McKee soon finds himself in over his head.

The Driver BBC Cast List by Episode of First Appearance

Episode 1 – Tuesday 23 September, 2014 at 9:00pm

Character – Actor/Actress

Vince McKee – David Morrissey (The Walking Dead, The 7.39, The Field of Blood, South Riding, Sense & Sensibility, Meadowlands, Blackpool, State of Play)

Colin Vine – Ian Hart (My Mad Fat Diary, Dirt, Klondike, Rogue, Luck, Five Daughters, Father & Son, The Virgin Queen)

Rosalind McKee – Claudie Blakley (Lark Rise to Candleford, What Remains, The Nightwatch, The Nativity, Cranford, Vital Signs, Playing the Field)

The Horse – Colm Meaney (Hell On Wheels, ZOS: Zone of Separation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Mickey – Darren Morfitt (Father & Son, Top Boy, 55 Degrees North, Grafters)

Darren – Andrew Tiernan (Code of a Killer, 300, Prisoners Wives, In a Land of Plenty, The Great Fire)

Woodsy – Christopher Coghill (EastEnders)

Kev Mitchell – Lee Ross (EastEnders, Titanic, Mutual Friends, Playing the Field)

Amjad – Harish Patel (Coronation Street, The Buddha of Suburbia, Mr Stink, Gangsta Granny)

Katie McKee – Sacha Parkinson (Coronation Street, The Mill, Grange Hill, My Mad Fat Diary)

Tim McKee – Lewis Rainer (Death Comes to Pemberley, Grange Hill, Dani’s House)

Sarah – Leanne Best (Ripper Street)

Joseph Paslowski – Nathan McMullen (Misfits)

Reg – Alan Rothwell (Starlings, Dead Man Weds, Wilmot, Coronation Street)

Ryan – Tom Gibbons (Young Dracula)

Cathy – Eve Steele (Coronation Street)

Martin – Julian Walsh (Sorted, Jossy’s Giants)

Tasha – Sara Choudhry

Jess – Chloe Harris (The Village)

Tough Faced Woman – Paula Wolfenden (Hollyoaks)

Doctor – Maxine Burth

Cashier Girl – Shareesa Valentine

Earnest Young Man – James Boyland (Emmerdale)

Shades Man – Julian Gorman

Rosalind (CLAUDIE BLAKLEY) - Image Credit: BBC/Red Productions/Ben Blackall

Rosalind (CLAUDIE BLAKLEY) – Image Credit: BBC/Red Productions/Ben Blackall

Episode 2 – Tuesday 30 September, 2014 at 9:00pm

Detective Ryder – Shaun Dingwall (Breathless, Above Suspicion, In a Land of Plenty, Soldier Soldier, Touching Evil)

Detective O’Connor – Andrew Knott (Spooks: Code 9, Where the Heart Is, Black Work)

Matthew – Dominic Coleman (Trollied, Heading Out, The Cup)

Isaac – Rick Bacon

Donna – Judith Hershy

Amanda – Ciara Baxendale (Harriet’s Army, My Mad Fat Diary)

Paramedic – Luke Broughton

Mr Reynolds – Lee Toomes

Man in Suit – Giles Ford (Coronation Street)


Episode 3 – Tuesday 7 October, 2014 at 9:00pm

Greg Tyler – Karl Collins (The Bill, Grease Monkeys, Our Zoo)

Blake – Paul Hilton (Silk, Casualty 1909, True Dare Kiss)

Melinda – Kaye Wragg (No Angels, The Bill, Holby City)

Colin’s Mum – Deirdre Costello (Big Deal, I Didn’t Know You Cared)

Chinese Man – Dan Li (Ideal, The Deep)

Police Officer – Emma Bispham (Strictly Confidential)

Bouncer – Mark Sheals

Horse (COLM MEANEY) with Vince McKee - Image Credit: BBC/Red Productions/Ben Blackall

Horse (COLM MEANEY) with Vince McKee – Image Credit: BBC/Red Productions/Ben Blackall

Where was The Driver filmed?

Beginning in January of 2014, production of the series used filming locations in and around Manchester.

What’s the theme music used on The Driver BBC advert and who sings it?

The series’ BBC One trailer/advert features the song ‘Nightcall’ by the British three-piece group London Grammar. From the album ‘If You Wait’ and released in late 2013, here’s a look at the tracks official full-length video: