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Phil Davis joins Being Human

Silk and Whitechapel star Phil Davis is joining the fifth series of BBC Three supernatural drama Being Human as Captain Hatch, a sinister character with a “dark and toxic secret.”

Davis will joining the current cast including: Damien Molony as vampire Hal; Michael Socha as werewolf Tom and Kate Bracken as ghost Alex.

Captain Hatch has seen it all. At least he reckons he has. And whatever it is, he doesn’t much like it. Stuck in a failing body, in a wheelchair, in a dismal seaside hotel, things aren’t exactly sunny side up. Hatch embodies the worst in humanity – he’s bitter, manipulative, obsequious and cruel. Quite the catch. But those aren’t even the worst things about the aged army captain… beneath his decrepit exterior there lies within him a dark and toxic secret that could rattle your soul with fear.

On his new role, Davis said: “I’m very excited to be joining the cast of Being Human for series 5. It’s a great show. I’ll be playing Captain Hatch. I don’t want to give too much away about the character at this early stage but I can reveal that he is marvellously disgusting. I’m busy researching now.”

Being Human series 5 is currently in production in Wales and will air on BBC Three in 2013.