The Cleaner is based on the German comedy Crime Scene Cleaner with actor and comedian Greg Davies this time taking over the reins in terms of writing and starring in the series. The BBC One comedy will be made up of six episodes, with each one focusing on a new story. Here’s everything you need know about the cast of The Cleaner.
Who joins Greg Davies’ sitcom?
Paul ‘Wicky’ Wickstead – Greg Davies
Starring in the lead role of The Cleaner is of course Greg Davies himself who plays Wicky.
He is a cleaning technician who goes around trying to get rid of any signs of death and or murders once the police have done their jobs.
Davies is a stand-up comedian but in recent years, has been better known for his television work.
He has portrayed Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners, Greg in We Are Klang and Ken Thompson in Cuckoo.
Davies is also one of the main presenters in the comedy game show Taskmaster.
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Sheila – Helena Bonham Carter
Davies will be seen acting opposite none other than actress Helena Bonham Carter in the first episode of The Cleaner.
Her character Sheila murdered her husband after he drove her round the bend with his obsession of model building.
Wicky is cleaning up her mess when Sheila returns to the crime scene and has no choice but to hold him captive.
Bonham Carter has been in a plethora of films and shows such as Sweeney Todd, The Crown, Harry Potter and Ocean’s 8.
Terrence Redford – David Mitchell
Actor and comedian David Mitchell is best known for his work alongside Robert Webb, starring in both That Mitchell and Webb Look and Peep Show together.
He is also one of the main panelists on BBC’s game show Would I Lie To You?, featuring alongside Lee Mac and Rob Brydon.
In The Cleaner, Mitchell is an author trying to concentrate on writing his next big best-seller.
The only problem is being that he cannot concentrate after his grandmother burnt to death in the living room.
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The neighbour – Ruth Madeley
Wicky comes across Ruth Madeley’s character after he is given the wrong key to a dead man’s house.
As he struggles to get into the home, the vegan neighbour is arguing with Wicky, trying to get him to stop eating meat for good.
Actress Madeley is probably best remembered for Russell T Davies’ Years and Years on BBC One.
Other roles include The Watch, The Rook and The Accident.
The Aristocrat – Stephanie Cole
Wicky meets Stephanie Cole’s character The Aristocrat after a failed burglary takes place at her mansion.
She tells Wicky of her ancestors and the history of some of her items on display but is there a darker side to this little old lady.
Actress Cole has been in Doc Martin, Open All Hours, Waiting for Good and Davies’ other sitcom Man Down.
Cole also played Sylvia Goodwin in Coronation Street for two years.
Other cast members include:
The Cleaner starts tomorrow night, Friday, September 10, at 9.30pm on BBC One.
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