New Emmerdale Cast Member: Joshua Richards!
Emmerdale has revealed actor Joshua Richards, star of stage and screen, will make his Dales debut next month as wrestler Bear Wolf, the man believed to be Paddy Kirk’s real dad.
Actor Joshua Richards, a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and star of Hollywood movies such as Troy, Panic Room and King Arthur, will join Emmerdale as wrestler Bear Wolf, the man who has an affair with Paddy Kirk’s mother and could be his biological father.
In last week’s episodes of Emmerdale, Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) returned to the village to share with Paddy (Dominic Brunt) a letter that she had found from Bear to his mother that was dated nine months prior to his birth.
To get to the truth, Marlon (Mark Charnock) and Chas (Lucy Pargeter) are going to convince Paddy to head to a wrestling convention in Belfast so he can get answers from the man himself and go face-to-face with Bear Wolf!
Producer Kate Brooks said: “We are absolutely delighted to have an actor of Joshua’s calibre join our show. An actor of immense talent and charisma, he’s a brilliant addition to the Emmerdale team.”
This storyline will see Paddy and some of the fellow villagers heading to Northern Ireland, where they will not only encounter Bear Wolf but also another familiar face. In a recent video, Kate and fellow producer Laura Shaw teased that the villagers will ‘bump into someone we haven’t seen in the dales for a long time…’
Actor Joshua Richards added: “I am delighted to be joining the cast of Emmerdale. Having been based in Yorkshire for most of my life, it’s fantastic to now be filming there too. Bear Wolf is a great character and I am looking forward to seeing what’s in store for him.”
Viewers will first see Bear Wolf on screen at the beginning of February.
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