THE Split has been thrilling fans with a second series following the lives of a family of female divorce lawyers, and it has seen a lot of familiar faces return to the screen.
Here's the actors who bring the characters to life on the BBC One drama…
Nicola Walker as Hannah Stern
Nicola Walker, 49, plays divorce lawyer Hannah Sterne.
The actress has also starred as the gay vicar Jane Oliver in Collateral.
In the spy drama Spooks she played Ruth Evershed and has also been in Last Tango In Halifax.
Her husband is actor Barnaby Kay with whom she has a son Harry, 14.
Stephen Mangan as Nathan
Stephen Mangan, 51, plays Hannah's estranged husband Nathan Sterne.
He is best known for his roles as Guy Secretan in hospital comedy Green Wing.
In I’m Alan Partridge he starred as Dan Moody and in Episodes with Matt LeBlanc he plays Sean Lincoln.
Stephen is married to actress Louise Delamere with whom he has three sons.
Deborah Findlay as Ruth Defoe
Deborah Findlay, 72, plays Hannah's mother Ruth Defoe.
Her acting was launched on the stage when she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She is best known for her roles in the BBC period drama Cranford and ITV's The Last Train.
She has also appeared in Silent Witness and Midsomer Murders.
Annabel Scholey as Nina
Annabel Scholey, 36, plays Hannah's younger sister Nina Defoe.
She is best known for her role as Lauren Drake in the supernatural drama Being Human.
She also starred in the series Medici: Masters of Florence alongside Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden.
In 2011, Annabel provided the voice for Ginny Weasley in the video game version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Barry Atsma as Christie
Barry Atsma, 47, plays Hannah's colleague Christie.
The actor was born in The Netherlands and grew up in the UK, Greece and Brazil.
He first found fame in the Dutch TV series Rozengeur & Wodka Lime.
He has also appeared in Black Widow and in Episodes as Arjen Van Der Linden.
Ben Bailey Smith as Richie Hansen
Ben Bailey Smith, 42, plays Richie – who is at the heart of the legal battle portrayed in series two.
The actor known for starring alongside Ricky Gervais in Derek and David Brent: Life on the Road.
While he has also had roles in Law & Order: UK, Brief Encounters and 101 Dalmation Street.
The TV star is also known as the English rapper Doc Brown.
Donna Air as Fi Handen
TV personality Donna Air, 40, plays one half of a powerful celebrity couple desperately seeking a divorce.
This is the star's first TV role in almost a decade – which might explain why viewers weren't sure about her Geordie accent in the first episode.
She is best known for her breakout role as Charlie Charlton in Byker Grove before moving on to present MTV Select and then to front The Big Breakfast.
A string of cameo film roles followed before she participated in reality shows Splash!, Celebrity MasterChef and the tenth series of Dancing On Ice.
Damien Molony as Tyler Donaghue
Irish actor Damien Molony, 36, joins the cast as Tyler.
Damien is best known for his role as Hal in BBC Three's hit series, Being Human.
He then went on to have roles in Ripper Street, Clean Break, Crashiong and Suspects.
While he was most recently seen starring alongside Michelle Keegan in Brassic.
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The cast also includes:
- Fiona Button as Rose Defoe
- Chukwudi Iwuji as Zander Hale
- Amaka Okafor as Chloe
- Rudi Dharmalingan as James
- Ian McElhinney as Prof Ronnie
- Ellora Torchia as Maggie
- Anna Chancellor as Melanie Aickman
- Dino Fetscher as Ian Gibson
- Melissa James as Steph Gibson
- Siobhán Cullen as Carrie Scanlon
- Laurie Kynaston as Will Parker
- Susannah Wise as Helen Parker
- James Bradwell as Jordan Trang
- Marc Bosh as Matteo Lopez
- Frances Barber as Misty
- David Coburn as Jack
- Elizabeth Roberts as Liv
- Toby Oliver as Vinnie Stern
When is The Split on TV?
You can catch The Split on BBC One TONIGHT (March 10) at 9pm.
The Split airs every Tuesday at the same time with the final episode due to air on March 17.
However, if you can't wait a whole week for your next fix then you can binge the whole of season two on BBC iPlayer now.
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