All Creatures Great and Small season 2: Who is Diana Brompton?
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All Creatures Great and Small season two is on Channel 5 now and the uplifting TV series continues to be a huge success. The second instalment has welcomed some new characters, including Diana Brompton (played by Dorothy Atkinson), who becomes Siegfried Farnon’s (Sam West) love interest. James Herriot star Nicholas Ralph spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about the new cast of season two.
Who is Diana Brompton in ACGAS?
All Creatures Great and Small season two has shown Siegfried in a whole new light as he starts to embrace his romantic side.
Following the Christmas special, he has been spending a lot of time with old friend Diana, who is equally as fond of him.
He went along with Diana to the village dance and they seem to be cosying up as one of the new couples of the series.
Nicholas Ralph, who plays James Herriot in the show, told Express.co.uk that actress Atkinson fitted in perfectly with the cast.
He said: “She’s just wonderful, she slotted right in. there’s definitely a dramady to this and you have these comic moments, and she’s just brilliant with that.”
Actor Sam West also opened up about his blossoming relationship with the new character, and how it will progress.
He said: “She’s perfectly easy on the eye, that doesn’t harm. Siegfried has always admired strong women, and Diana doesn’t give a fig.
“She really doesn’t care what people think of her. She’s a divorcee in a small town, and people are gossiping, and she doesn’t care.
“He thinks that’s enormously attractive, and also funny. She’s funny, she tells a good joke, probably quite filthy.
“At the Daffodil Ball, which she has organised, she jokes about having buried her husband in the garden.
“He thinks, ‘that’s my kind of woman!’ Also, you know, she’s played by Dorothy Atkinson, who’s brilliant and enormously funny and just a wonderful person to work with.”
Atkinson is an actress from Nottinghamshire and she is best known for her roles in All or Nothing and Mr Turner.
Her most recent roles were in Pennyworth, Hanna, Next of Kin and Harlots.
She is also known for her theatre work, having starred in The Boy Who Fell Into a Book and Brief Encounter.
Diana is not the only new character to join the second outing of All Creatures Great and Small.
Colonel Hubert Merrick (played by James Fleet) was introduced to rub Siegfried up the wrong way.
He experienced a problem with one of his cow’s stomachs and hired another vet to take a look instead of Siegfried.
In order to get his own back, Siegfried stood the Colonel in the firing line when one of the cow’s stomachs burst.
Fans may recognise the actor for his role as Hugo Horton in The Vicar of Dibley.
Nicholas Ralph praised the 69-year-old actor, saying: “He is a lovely guy, magic to have on set.
“In the show he’s really funny, there’s a lot of fun to be had with those characters.”
The upcoming episode is titled Many Happy Returns and it is the fourth instalment in the series.
Tristan (Callum Woodhouse) celebrates his birthday and his brother Siegfried gives him more responsibilities.
Mrs Hall (Anna Madeley) also reminds James that he needs to tell Helen (Rachel Shenton) some home truths.
Tristan’s big day is turned into a turbulent affair with big consequences.
All Creatures Great and Small season 2 airs on Thursdays on Channel 5 at 9pm.
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