UPCOMING thriller The Teacher sees Sheridan Smith play a teacher accused of having an inappropriate liaison with a student.
The four-part drama is set to follow Jenna’s journey as she desperately tries to piece together what happened.
Sheridan Smith leads the cast in Channel 5’s TeacherCredit: Channel 5
Who is in the cast of The Teacher?
Sheridan Smith plays main character Jenna Garvey, a teacher who loses herself after being accused of an inappropriate encounter with a 15-year-old boy.
The talent actress as also starred in shows including Gavin & Stacey, The Royle Family and Benidorm.
However over the years she has become more known for gritty dramas like Four Lives and The Moorside.
The 40-year-old, who was awarded an OBE for her services to drama in 2015, is also an acclaimed theater actress and has appeared in shows including Legally Blonde, Funny Girl and Little Shop of Horrors.
Kelvin Fletcher as Jack
Kelvin Fletcher switches from soap to dramaCredit: Instagram
Sheridan is joined by Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher.
The actor is of course known for being the winner of Strictly 2019.
In 2022, Kelvin unleashed his own reality show on BBC One called Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure.
In The Teacher he plays one of Jenna’s colleague’s called Jack.
Sharon Rooney as Nina
Sharon Rooney plays a teacher on the showCredit: Channel 5
My Mad Fat Diary actress Sharon Rooney plays Nina, another of Jenna’s teaching colleagues at the school.
Since starring in the hit teen drama, the roles have poured in.
In 2016, Sharon appeared in the ITV drama series Brief Encounters, set in 1982 and revolving around four women who become involved in Ann Summers party planning.
She then played Miss Atlantis in the 2019 film Dumbo, and after that Nicola Walsh in Finding Alice in 2021.
Samuel Bottomley as Kyle
Samuel Bottomley plays troubled teen KyleCredit: Channel 5
Samuel plays the teenaged boy at the centre of the drama.
Before landing the role in The Teacher, he was best known for Ackley Bridge.
The rising star has quite the CV so far and has starred in over 20 shows, despite only being 21-years-old.
David Flesshman as Jenna’s dad
It’s A Sin star David Fleeshman plays Jenna’s father in the show.
The actor has also appeared in many different roles in Emmerdale over the years.
When he’s not acting himself, he is a drama lecturer.
Also in the cast are:
- Sarah-Jane Potts as Mary
- Cecilia Noble as Pauline
- Tillie Amartey as Izzy
- Karen Henthorn as DI Sowerby
- Dhillon Aaronveer as Adnan
- Matt Devere as Jojo
When does The Teacher start on Channel 5?
The Teacher will premiere on Channel 5 on January 31, 2022 at 9pm.
The four-part drama will then air weekly at the same time.
They’ll also be made available to watch online through Channel 5’s streaming service, My5.
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