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The Split cast: Who stars in series 3 of the BBC drama?

LEGAL drama The Split is back for its third and final series.

The last ever season of the BBC show sees the rocky divorce between Nathan Dafern and Hannah Defoe.

Who is in the cast of The Split series three?

Stephen Mangan

Actor, comedian, presenter, and writer Stephen Mangan will reprise his role as Nathan Dafern for the third and final time.

Following the breakdown of his marriage and the revelation of Hannah's affair, the trailer for season three teases a new love interest for Nathan.

Mangan is best known for Green Wing, I'm Alan Partridge, Episodes, and Watership Down, as the voice of Bigwig.

As a stage actor, Mangan was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as Norman in The Norman Conquests on Broadway.

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Nicola Walker

Struggling with the loss of her 20-year marriage, Hannah Defoe will once more hit our screens portrayed by Nicola Walker.

Hannah is set to face a series of tough decisions in the new season, including choosing between her husband Nathan and former flame Christie Carmichael as he returns to town.

London actress Nicola has twice been nominated for the Bafta TV Awards Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gillian in Last Tango In Halifax.

She has also had roles in Spooks, Unforgotten, River, Babylon, and Collateral.

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Barry Atsma

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Barry Astma plays Christie on The SplitCredit: Alamy

Dutch actor Barry Atsma will return to The Split as Christie Carmichael.

Christie acted as a catalyst in the breakdown of Hannah and Nathan's marriage after reconnecting with Hannah through his role at rival legal firm Noble & Hale.

Golden Calf and Rembrandt Award recipient Atsma is well known in the Netherlands for his role in TV show Rozengeur and Wodka Lime.

He has also appeared in the British film Hector And The Search For Happiness.

Lara Pulver

Sherlock actress Lara Pulver joins the cast of The Split for series three as child psychologist Kate.

As the new love interest of Nathan, Hannah warns Kate to tread carefully in the new teaser trailer in a tense exchange between the pair.

Previously starring alongside Walker in Spooks, Pulver has also appeared in the likes of Da Vinci's Demons, Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, and Edge Of Tomorrow.

She won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical in the West End's revival of Broadway musical Gypsy.

Annabel Scholey

The sisters of the Defoe family law firm will return to series three.

Annabel Scholey will once again play Nina, senior partner at the firm and the polar opposite of older sister Hannah.

The West Yorkshire actress is well known on British TV screens with appearances in Being Human, Doctor Who: Flux, Medici: Masters Of Florence, and Walking On Sunshine.

Fiona Button

The youngest daughter of the Defoe family, Fiona Button will return as Rose.

Rose leads a life separate from the law firm and is often seen trying to keep the peace between her sisters and mother.

As well as her role in The Split, Button has appeared in Grantchester, The Palace, Midsomer Murders, and The Bill.

Deborah Findlay

Deborah Findlay returns to The Split as Defoe family matriarch Ruth.

In series two, Ruth came to terms with a different pace of life after being forced out of her role during the merger of her family law firm with Noble & Hale.

Findlay has worked primarily on stage with roles in the original Top Girls and with The Royal Shakespeare Company in The Twelfth Night and The Merchant Of Venice.

Chukwudi Iwuji

Chukwudi Iwuji reprises his role as Zander Hale in series three.

Zander is the boss of now merged Noble Hale Defoe following events in series two.

Nigerian-British actor Iwuji is best known for his stage work in The Royal Shakespeare Company as well as playing Dr Eli Mays in Designated Survivor.

His film credits include John Wick Two and When They See Us.

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Where can you watch The Split series three?

Series three of The Split continues on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 9pm on April 18, 2022.

Series one and two can be watched now on BBC iPlayer.

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