The search for Alice begins on Sunday (January 17, 2021) with a fantastic cast of actors including Keeley Hawes in the title, Jason Merrells for husband Harry, and Joanna Lumley and Nigel Havers.
But who is Jason Merrells, who portrays Alice’s seedy dead husband?
What was he in before? And who is his famous girlfriend?
Here is everything you need to know!
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Who is Jason Merrells?
Jason has played since 1994 when he portrayed Nigel in To Die For.
The Essex born actor has appeared on dozens of TV shows and often plays love interests or bad boys.
How old is he?
Jason was born on November 2, 1968.
He is currently 52 years old.
What was he in before?
Jason played Matt Hawley in Casualty between 1994 and 1997 and Phil Delaney in Russell T Davies’ Queer as Folk in 1999.
He then portrayed stylist Gavin Ferraday in the BBC One hairdressing series Cutting It.
Shortly thereafter, he was Headmaster Jack Rimmer on the BBC One drama series Waterloo Road.
He can also be seen in Clocking Off, Fat Friends, Lark Rise to Candleford, and Safe House.
Of course, he’s famous for playing the vicious Declan Macey in Emmerdale.
More recently, Jason has portrayed Sir Charles Fraith in Agatha Raisin.
Who did he play in Emmerdale?
Jason joined the cast of Emmerdale in 2010 and stayed until his dramatic departure in 2014.
He portrayed Declan Macey, the half-brother of Megan Macey.
Declan went out with a bang when he fled the village in October 2014 after attempting to murder his third wife, Charity.
After Declan accidentally killed his nephew Robbie Lawson, he fled and was never seen again …
Is he married?
Jason is currently dating Manchester actress Emma Lowndes.
She is famous for her roles in Military Wives, Downton Abbey and Cranford.
In fact, his breakup with her and her son took its toll while filming on Emmerdale.
He said at the time, “It was really hard to be away from them. They came up a bit, but you miss them so much. “
Jason and Emma have a daughter Martha together.
Jason has five children, four from previous relationships.
He was previously married to Judith Hurley from 1991 to 1999 before marrying Zerlina Hughes in 2002.
They divorced in 2010.
Camille (28) and Gina (25) are his daughters from his first marriage to Judith.
Son Jackson, 19, and daughter Katya, 15, are from his second to Zerlina.
What is Finding Alice about?
Alice is from the same team behind The Durrells.
Keeley Hawes plays in the black comic drama about a newly widowed woman who reveals her partner’s secrets after his death.
Joanna Lumley and Nigel Havers play as Alice’s parents.
Jason plays Harry, Alice’s husband, who is found dead in the first episode but appears in flashbacks.
The search for Alice begins on Sunday, January 17th at 9 p.m. on ITV.
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