The Outlaws: meet the cast of BBC's new comedy-drama

The show features some familiar faces

The BBC’s brand-new six-part comedy-drama The Outlaws starts on Monday night and will see Oscar winner Christopher Walken take on his first lead role in a television series.

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The series, written by Stephen Merchant, co-creator of The Office, follows seven lawbreakers from different walks of life who are thrown together to perform community service. The group are forced to unite when one of their own gets dragged into a dangerous world of organised crime.

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WATCH: The trailer for the new comedy-drama The Outlaws

Set in Bristol, the show is "part crime thriller, and part character study - with humour and heart," and features a star-studded cast. Read on to find out who is in the new drama.

Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction) plays Frank, a small-time crook in his 70s who, after passing one too many counterfeit cheques, must move back in with the daughter he abandoned decades before, and finish his custodial sentence of community service.


Christopher plays Frank

Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant plays sad-sack corporate lawyer Greg, who finds himself performing community service after indulging his loneliness in the wrong car park.


Stephen plays corporate lawyer Greg

Eleanor Tomlinson

Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) plays Gabby, an Insta-celebutante who seems to have it all but has deep-seated issues that land her in community service.


Eleanor plays celebrity Gabby

Rhianne Barreto

Rhianne Barreto (Honour) plays Rani, a high-flying, Oxford-bound student whose serial shoplifting offences finally catch up with her.

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Rhianne plays high-flyer Rani

Gamba Cole

Gamba Cole (His House) plays club doorman Christian, the sole carer for his sister who is doing community service while pretending to be someone else.


Gamba plays club doorman Christian

Jess Gunning

Jess Gunning plays Diane, a hyper-confident and seemingly competent Community Payback Supervisor.


Jess plays Community Payback Supervisor Diane

Clare Perkins

Clare Perkins (Eastenders) plays Myrna, a Black Bristol civil rights veteran, who is running from a mistake in her past.


Clare and Darren play Myrna and John

Darren Boyd

Darren Boyd (Spy) plays middle-aged businessman John whose common-sense approach to his sentence and contempt for political correctness places him on a collision course with the other outlaws.


Darren plays John in the new series

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