Wanted Man: The Night Stalker

Martin Clunes returns as DCI Colin Sutton in Manhunt’s second season on ITV1 – but who else is in the cast?

The series, this time called The Night Stalker, follows a gritty investigation into the crimes of serial rapist Delroy Grant.

Here is everything you need to know.


Manhunt – The Night Stalker is following the investigation to catch Delroy Grant (Image: ITV1)

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Manhunt: The Night Stalker on ITV1

Nine million people watched Manhunt’s first series in 2019.

The three-part story explored how DCI Colin Sutton chased and subsequently arrested serial killer Levi Bellfield.

ITV is now showing the second series based on the memoirs of DCI Colin Sutton.

It follows the story of the UK’s most prolific rapist, who raped around 600 elderly people over the course of 17 years.

After Colin Sutton joined the investigation, the depraved “Night Stalker” whose real name was Delroy Grant was caught within a few weeks.

Manhunt Cast: Martin Clunes plays DCI Colin Sutton

Martin Clunes returns as DCI Sutton in Manhunt’s second season.

Of course, Sutton didn’t just help with the arrest of Levi Bellfield – as told in the first Manhunt series – he also tracked down serial rapist Delroy Grant.

TV viewers know Martin from his mostly comedic roles, including Doc Martin, Men Behaving Badly and Reggie Perrin.

David Witts as DC Adam Spier
David Witts as DC Adam Spier in the cast of Manhunt (Image: ITV1)

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David Witts is DC Adam Spier

David Witts, 30, plays DC Adam Spier in Manhunt’s new series.

The Southend-born actor previously played Joey Branning, the estranged son of Derek Branning in EastEnders.

From 2012 to 2013 he starred in the BBC soap.

David won several awards during his year of service.

He was named “Inside Soap’s Sexiest Male” and “Most Popular Newcomer” at the National Television Awards.

He left Albert Square in 2013, but the door remained open for his return.

The actor also starred in I Ship It, Recovery Road and has just finished a film called Accidentally in Love.

And yes, he’s pretty handsome, isn’t he?

Matthew Gravelle as DI Nathan Eason Manhunt
Matthew Gravelle as DI Nathan Eason in Manhunt (Image: ITV1)

Manhunt cast: Matthew Gravelle as DI Nathan Eason

Actor Matthew Gravelle plays DI Nathan Eason in Manhunt: The Night Stalker.

Broadchurch fans may well remember that the actor on the ITV crime series played someone on the other side of the law.

Matthew Gravelle portrayed the killer Joe Miller in Broadchurch’s first series in 2013.

He also repeated the role in series two and three.

Welsh star Matthew, 44, has played for more than two decades and has also appeared in Living a Lie, Keeping Faith, The Widow and Exile.

In real life, he is married to the backcountry Welsh TV star Mali Harries.

Sule Rimi plays DS Neville Hylton
Sule Rimi portrays DS Neville Hylton in Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Image: ITV1)

Sule Rimi plays DS Neville Hylton

Actress Sule Rimi plays DS Neville Hylton in the second Manhunt series.

Sule Rimi is probably best known for supporting Dr. Playing Busasa in Black Earth Rising alongside Michaela Coel in 2018.

He has also appeared as a jobbing actor in Death in Paradise, Strike Back, Casualty and All My Sons.

Manhunt Cast: Beth Goddard plays DS Cathy Rook

Beth Goddard, 52, takes on the role of DS Cathy Rook.

The British actress is probably best known for her role as Suze Littlewood on the BBC comedy series Gimme Gimme Gimme.

She also starred as Frances in Des, Hannah Fleet in Casualty, and Melissa Garvey in The Eustace Bros.

Beth has also appeared in Poirot, Call the Midwife, Outlander, Silent Witness, and New Tricks.

TV viewers also know Beth’s famous husband – she is married to Philip Glenister!

Beth Goddard as DS Cathy Rook in Manhunt
Beth Goddard as DS Cathy Rook in Manhunt series 2 (Image: ITV1)

Who plays Night Stalker Delroy Grant? Jew Akuwudike

Jude Akuwudike has the difficult task of portraying serial rapist Delroy Grant.

The 55-year-old is a Nigerian actor who has worked on stage and television for years.

In addition to appearances in productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theater, he played in Gangs of London on television.

Other notable television roles include Uncle Akie in Long Term, Doctor Adebimpe in Fortitude, and Vincent Daniels in The A Word.

Jude Akuwudike as Delroy Grant

Manhunt Cast: Steve Nicolson plays DC Kenny Munro

Steve Nicolson portrays DC Kenny Munro in the four-part series.

He’s a face you’ll recognize from The Bill, The Take, and Silent Witness.

Steve played Jimmy Stevenson in River, Jack Cheshire in Whitechapel and Patrick Dempsey in Big Bad World.

EastEnders viewers know him as hell neighbor Gavin Sharp from more than 20 episodes in 2003.

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Sule Rimi as DS Neville Hylton and Steve Nicolson as DC Kenny Munro (Image: ITV1)

Jack Shepherd plays Dave Sutton

Seasoned actor Jack Shepherd plays Colin Sutton’s father, Dave.

The 80-year-old Leeds-born performer has been on our television screens since 1962 – it’s a career of nearly 60 years!

He is perhaps best known for playing Bill Brand in the 1970s series of the same name, as well as DS Wycliffe from 1994 to 1998.

Jack has also appeared on The Jury, All About George, and The Nativity.

Jack Shepherd as Dave Sutton in Manhunt
Jack Shepherd as Dave Sutton in Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Image: ITV1)

Manhunt cast: Matt Bardock plays DS Simon Morgan

Actor Matt Bardock plays DS Simon Morgan in Manhunt on ITV1.

Matthew, 51, is best known for playing Jeff Collier in Casualty, DS Clive Barnard in A Touch of Frost, and DS Davey Higgins in The Coroner.

He has also portrayed Albie in The Lakes and Mark Craig in New Blood.

Matt Bardock as DS Simon Morgan
Wanted actor Matt Bardock as DS Simon Morgan (Image: ITV1)

Manhunt: The cast of Night Stalker – who else is in the drama?

The formidable cast of Manhunt: The Night Stalker also includes a variety of actors some of you may recognize.

Most notable is actress Claudie Blakley, who repeats her role as Colin’s wife, Louise Sutton.

She is best known for her role as Emma Timmins in the BBC drama series Lark Rise to Candleford.

She also starred in Flesh and Blood, Grantchester, Cranford and Playing the Field.

Meanwhile, Diveen Henry plays the DC Patricia Henry, Eric Kole plays Kieron Gould, Patricia Brake plays Edith Kloves and Susan Tracy plays Maureen.

John Albasiny plays Gavin Forbes, Bally Gill is DC Jim Corgan, Stephen Wight plays DC Clive Grace, and Sara Gregory plays Alice Turner.

Also, Ania Marson plays Janet Linton, Guy Williams is DCS Hamish Campbell and Ian Conningham plays Richard Moore.

Manhunt: The Night Stalker starts on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 9 p.m. on ITV1.

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