11 February 2020 16:48
Nicola Walker plays Hannah Stern In series one she'd caused some upset by joining a big rival firm, but now it has actually merged with Defoe family firm, creating the catchily-named Noble Hale Defoe and reuniting Hannah with her mum Ruth and sister Nina. Hannah was devastated in series one when she found out that husband of 20 years, Nathan, had used an online dating site to cheat on her. Stephen Mangan says: "Nathan is desperate to make everything okay at the start of the second series. As Barry Atsma says, series two begins "right in the middle of the start of their extramarital affair, so it's still very secretive, very tense. In English, his roles have included Peter van Syoc in The Rook, Arjen in Episodes (alongside his The Split love rival Stephen Mangan!), and Moreno in The Hitman's Bodyguard.
She raised three daughters on her own – Hannah, Nina and Rose – and now the eldest two have become family lawyers, just like her. Deborah Findlay says: "She gets offered a role as a teacher in a law school, which she sort of does for a bit, and in doing that she reconnects with an old friend, and that develops. She's won an Olivier Award for her performance in the play Stanley, and has had a high-profile career as a stage actress. On screen, she's played Jennifer Chambers in Grantchester and Tess Roberts in Lip Service, and appeared in You, Me and the Apocalypse, My Mother and Other Strangers, and Foyle's War. Fiona Button is also known for her stage work, including a role in Madame de Sade opposite Judi Dench, Rosamund Pike, and also her The Split co-star Deborah Findley! They have two sons together, but as Donna Air says, "on the face of it they're a picture-perfect family, but we see that that is a far cry from what the camera lenses don't actually see." Fi approaches divorce lawyer Hannah Stern in episode one.
He appeared on Good Morning Britain this morning alongside his co-star Annabel Scholey, 36, who plays his sister-in-law on the programme, which returns this evening at 9pm. Stephen Mangan (pictured) has admitted he's 'bracing himself for more abuse' from fans ahead of The Split's second series after viewers questioned him in the street over his character's cheating scandal The 51-year-old London-based actor portrays barrister Nathan Stern in the hit BBC legal drama, which seems him having an affair on his wife Hannah (played by Nicola Walker) (pictured together) 'I got a lot of grief actually because when my character started out, he seemed quite a normal, very loyal, fun, maybe slightly boring husband,' explained Stephen. 'And then it was discovered that I was on a list, one of those dating websites, sort of adultery websites, and I had people, lots of people, coming up to me in the street saying how could you cheat on Nicola Walker.' It follows the three Defoe sisters, Hannah (Nicola Walker), Nina (Annabel Scholey) and Rose (Fiona Button) and their formidable mother Ruth (Deborah Findlay). Stephen appeared on Good Morning Britain this morning alongside his co-star Annabel Scholey (pictured) who plays his sister-in-law on the programme The central back-story thing is that lawyer Nathan (Stephen Mangan) — mild husband of the central character, lawyer Hannah (Nicola Walker) — sowed wild oats in the last series and is still being punished. What Nathan doesn't know is that Hannah is having an affair with lawyer Christie (Barry Atsma), who makes her happy and guilty and wears a suit that is so fitted it looks like it belongs to a smaller man, which it probably does because all men are smaller once you stop idealising them.
Stephen Mangan revealed he got abuse hurled at him in the street after series one of The Split after he 'cheated on Nicola Walker'. The actor appeared on Good Morning Britain alongside co-star Annabel Scholey to talk about the second series, which will hit our screens tonight. The star explained that viewers got 'very upset' with him after his character Nathan cheated on Hannah (Nicola Walker). The actor appeared on Good Morning Britain alongside co-star Annabel Scholey (Picture: ITV) 'And then it was discovered that I was on this list, dating website, like adultery websites and I, had people, lots of people coming up to me on the street saying "how could you cheat on Nicola walker?", on Nicola, not the character, people were very very upset with me so I am bracing myself for more abuse.' Nicola Walker stars alongside Stephen in the series (Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX) The synopsis for the first episode of series two reads: 'The Split delves back into the world of a high-flying family of lawyers, where Hannah Stern is busy negotiating complex divorce cases whilst being confronted by difficulties in her own family.