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Grace season 2 episode 4 cast: Meet the guests of Dead Tomorrow

Paul Fogarty May 22, 2022
Grace season 2 episode 4

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 also adding a supporting cast of new and familiar faces in each episode.

Episode 4 of Grace season 2 is no different as the latest instalment adds a host of guest stars to the murder mystery but just who appears in the cast of Dead Tomorrow?

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Grace | Original Trailer | BritBox

Grace | Original Trailer | BritBox

Grace season 2 episode 4 release date and plot preview

Episode 4 of Grace season 2 airs on ITV at 8 pm on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Based on the book of the same name, Dead Tomorrow sees DSI Roy Grace called into action after a body is dredged up from the seabed of the English Channel.

Set against the backdrop of migrants traversing the Channel in small boats, the disturbing find is made even more gruesome when it becomes clear that the body is full of empty spaces where organs once were.

While Grace’s personal and professional life is far from settled, the detective and his team must work quickly to prevent any more grim murders from being committed.


Grace season 2 episode 4 cast

Episode 4 of Grace season 2 sees the murder mystery welcome a host of guest stars who appear alongside the established main cast.

Appearing in Dead Tomorrow 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
  • Clare Calbraith as Sandy
  • Carolina Valdes as Nadiuska De Sancha

Guest stars:

  • Faith Alabi as Layla Backhurst
  • Daniel Adegboyega as Marcus Backhurst
  • Ellis George as Callie Backhurst
  • Stephen Boxer as Dr Roger Gunnislake
  • Josephine de la Baume as Julia Giroux
  • Alec Newman as Joe Baker
  • Ernest Kingsley Jr as Luke
  • Seham Aar as Sia
  • Shamail Ali as Babbar
  • Lucy Phelps as Saskia Cobb
  • Lu Corfield as Sgt Tania Walsh
  • Amina Koroma as Kumba
  • Jayne McKenna as Janet Telby
  • Antony Byrne as Jim Telby
  • Rebecca Scroggs as Ari Branson
  • Julia Westcott-Hutton as WPC

Meet the guest stars

Faith Alabi as Layla Backhurst

We begin our cast rundown with the appropriately named Faith Alabi who takes on the role of Layla Backhurst.

The actress has appeared in several detective dramas including Agatha Raisin, Grantchester, Vera and Death in Paradise while other credits have included We Are Who We Are and Cold Feet.

Daniel Adegboyega as Marcus Backhurst

Daniel Adegboyega has more than 30 roles to his name to date with notable appearances coming in Tom & Jerry: The Movie, 6 Underground, Sex Education, Doctor Who and Save Me while he also had a minor role in 2012’s Skyfall.

Stephen Boxer as Dr Roger Gunnislake

Stephen Boxer will be a familiar face to many as his 92 acting roles have included appearances in The Grown, Humans, Inspector Lewis, a host of video game voice roles and Doctors where he appeared as Dr Joe Fenton in more than 370 episodes.

Josephine de la Baume as Julia Giroux

Paris-born Josephine de la Baume has been working in the acting industry since 2003 and has appeared in the likes of Johnny English Reborn, Mr Selfridge, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Top Boy, 2012’s Titanic series and French series A Very Secret Service.


Alec Newman as Joe Baker

Glasgow-born Alec Newman is an actor with more than 120 roles to his name while viewers will know him best from Shetland, Unforgotten, Strike Back, The Last Kingdom, Waterloo Road and a host of video game roles including Cyberpunk 2077, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Lucy Phelps as Saskia Cobb

Lucy Phelps is a more recent arrival on the scene with her first role only coming in 2011 but she already has some notable appearances under her belt including roles in New Tricks, Silent Witness, The Chelsea Detective and ITV’s recent series DI Ray.

Lu Corfield as Sgt Tania Walsh

After making her debut in 2005, Lu Corfield has gone on to appear in over 50 roles while fans will know her best from the likes of Doctors, Silent Witness, Clink, Showtrial, Last Tango in Halifax and Sex Education.

Rebecca Scroggs as Ari Branson

And finally, we end our cast rundown with Rebecca Scroggs who reprises her role of Ari Branson from Grace’s first episode in 2021.

The actress has just 20 roles to her name so far but fans will know her from the likes of Alex Rider, Scarborough, Before We Die and EastEnders where she appeared as Fiona ‘Tosh’ Mackintosh in over 60 episodes.


Season 2 of Grace concludes with episode 4 on May 22nd 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.