Lucy Gaskell to join Casualty
Actress Lucy Gaskell is to join the cast of BBC One drama Casualty later this year as a new nurse. The actress will be best known for her role of Ruby in the first three seasons of the Debbie Horsfield drama Cutting It and most recently appeared in Being Human on BBC Three. Gaskell also appeared in the award-winning and critically acclaimed Doctor Who episode Blink alongside Carey Mulligan.
BBC One’s long-running medical drama Casualty. Well-known for her roles in Cutting It, Doctor Who and Waking The Dead, Lucy (29) stars as fiery and vivacious mental health nurse Kirsty Clements, who brings a breath of fresh air – and a bucket full of attitude – to Casualty’s beleaguered emergency department. Appearing on BBC One screens for the first time on 15 May, Kirsty is set to turn the ED upside down with her dirty laugh, brilliant nursing, disregard for authority and loyalty to her patients.
“Joining Casualty has all been a great big whirlwind, but the cast and crew have been welcoming and friendly from the moment I walked through the doors. It’s been really easy to fit in and I’ve not once felt like the ‘new girl’.” – Lucy Gaskell
Lucy is also thrilled to be working with her old school friend and great pal, Casualty favourite Georgia Taylor.
“Georgia and I have had a couple of little scenes together and let’s just say our characters don’t hit it off immediately. At one point Ruth says to Kirsty: ‘I’m sorry, but I don’t know who you are.’ And I just wanted to say back: ‘It’s me, Lucy, your old school mate! So we’ve had a fairly fractious few scenes together but it’s really lovely to have someone you know from way back to work alongside.” – Lucy Gaskell
“We are delighted to welcome Lucy to Casualty. She’s exactly the right person to bring the human whirlwind that is Kirsty to life and she’s settled into the Casualty team beautifully”. – Oliver Kent, series producer.
Casualty continues to thrill Saturday-night audiences with a medicinal mixture of high-action drama, reflection of social and health issues and the everyday lives and loves of the staff at Holby City hospital’s emergency department. Now in its 24th year, Casualty entertains audiences of up to 6m viewers in the competitive Saturday-night schedule and this series has attracted a mixture of established and rising acting talent including Brenda Fricker, Stephanie Beacham, Ron Moody, Georgia Moffatt, Joe McFadden, Joe McGann, Michael Maloney and Raymond Coulthard.