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Grace season 2 episode 3 cast: Meet the guests of 'Dead Man's Footsteps'

Paul Fogarty May 9, 2022
Grace season 2 episode 3

After 2021 gave us the first episode of ITV’s Grace, this year has given fans the first full series of the detective drama based on the best-selling novel series by Peter James.

Like all good detective dramas, Grace places the focus on its central detective while adding a supporting cast of new and familiar faces.

Episode 3 of Grace season 2 is no different as the latest instalment adds a host of guest stars to the series but just who appears in the cast of Dead Man’s Footsteps?

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Grace | Original Trailer | BritBox

Grace | Original Trailer | BritBox

Grace season 2 episode 3 release date and plot preview

Episode 3 of Grace season 2 aired on ITV on Sunday, 8 May 2022.

Entitled Dead Man’s Footsteps and based on the book of the same name, the episode sees DSI Roy Grace and the team delve into a sinister case as skeletal remains are found in a forgotten Brighton storm drain.

The twisted case takes Grace down a labyrinthine trail through the past as he chases ghosts both on the professional and personal front.


Grace season 2 episode 3 cast

Episode 3 of Grace season 2 sees the murder mystery welcome a host of guest stars who appear alongside the established main cast.

Appearing in Dead Man’s Footsteps are:

Main and recurring cast:

  • John Simm as DSI Roy Grace
  • Richie Campbell as DS Glenn Branson
  • Craig Parkinson as DS Norman Potting
  • Zoë Tapper as Cleo Morey
  • Laura Elphinstone as DS Bella Moy
  • Brad Morrison as DC Nick Nicholl
  • Rakie Ayola as ACC Alison Vosper
  • Alexander Cobb as Kevin Spinella

Guest stars:

  • James D’Arcy as DS Cassian Pewe
  • Dave Lynn as Mitzi Dufors
  • Katie Clarkson-Hill as Abby Morton
  • Carolina Valdés as Dr. Nadiuska De Sancha
  • Margot Leicester as Margot Balkwill
  • Michael Bertenshaw as Derek Balkwill
  • Jake Fairbrother as Ricky / Chad Skebbs
  • Clare Calbraith as Sandy
  • Steven Hartley as Sean Klinger
  • Elizabeth Rider as Paula Morton
  • Brian Pettifer as Hector Hegarty
  • Amy Conachan as Mo
  • Nick Warnford as Ronnie Welbeck

Meet the guest stars

James D’Arcy as DS Cassian Pewe

The most notable guest star in episode 3 is James D’Arcy, whose presence is felt in the form of DS Cassian Pewe.

The actor has almost 90 roles to his name with recent appearances in Homeland, Agent Carter, Broadchurch, Jupiter Ascending, Those Who Kill and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

Katie Clarkson-Hill as Abby Morton

Katie Clarkson-Hill will be another familiar face to viewers as her credits include Trust Me alongside Jodie Whittaker, Guilt, Amazon Prime Video’s Hanna and a 2015 episode of Vera.

Michael Bertenshaw as Derek Balkwill

Michael Bertenshaw is an actor who has 90 credits to his name but has starred in lesser-known roles, notably appearing in the likes of The Da Vinci Code as a priest, Doctor Who, two guest roles on Silent Witness and Doctors among others.

Jake Fairbrother as Ricky / Chad Skebbs

Jake Fairbrother takes on two roles in episode 3 as he plays Ricky and Chad Skebbs.

The actor will be family to murder mystery fans as he has appeared in Death In Paradise and Vera in 2022 and has also held roles in Strike Back, Holby City and a nameless mercenary in Skyfall.


Clare Calbraith as Sandy

Cheshire-born Clare Calbraith began her acting career in 2000 and has appeared in more than 30 roles since then with notable appearances in Unforgotten, Baptiste, Home Fires, Little Boy Blue and Vera in which she played DC Rebecca Shepherd in seven episodes.

Steven Hartley as Sean Klinger

Steven Hartley is another well-known face on British TV as he has held roles in the likes of Doctors, The Bill, Silent Witness, Happy Valley, Brassic and Channel 5’s All Creatures Great And Small, while he’s also appeared in a host of video games from Battlefield 1 and Sea Of Thieves to Dark Souls III and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

Elizabeth Rider as Paula Morton

Elizabeth Rider has almost 80 acting roles to her name, with notable appearances coming in Doctors, Waking The Dead, EastEnders and Line of Duty, in which she played DCC Andrea Wise.

Brian Pettifer as Hector Hegarty

South African-born Brian Pettifer has more than 120 roles to his name and will be a familiar face to many for appearances in Outlander, Black Mirror, The Musketeers, Rab C Nesbitt and 1990s BBC series Hamish Macbeth, which starred Robert Carlyle.

Amy Conachan as Mo

And finally, we end on Amy Conachan who takes on the role of Mo. She may only have five acting credits to her name on IMDb but she has appeared in more than 250 episodes of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks as Courtney Campbell.


Season 2 of Grace is currently airing on ITV while previous episodes are available to stream now on ITV Hub.

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Paul graduated from Teesside University in 2018 with first-class honours in Journalism. He has work published by the likes of Sky Sports News and started at GRV Media as a football freelancer before becoming a full-time member of HITC's flourishing Film, TV & Culture team.