Ackley Bridge: Nas Paracha says goodbye to mum Kaneez
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Ackley Bridge season four premieres Monday, April 19 at 6pm on Channel 4 and this time around all 10 episodes will air every weeknight over two weeks instead of weekly. Fans have been waiting more than six months for the drama series to land on screens and the wait is finally over. Who is in the cast of series four? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Who is in the cast of Ackley Bridge season 4?
Mandy Carter – Jo Joyner
Jo Joyner returns as Mandy Carter in season four of Ackley Bridge.
At the end of series three, Mandy returned to Ackley Bridge, cutting her maternity leave shortly after her maternity cover Sian Oakes was removed from the school.
Joyner is best known for her role as Tanya Branning in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Ackley Bridge fans may also recognise Joyner from her role as Luella Shakespeare in the BBC crime drama Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators.
Sadly, season four of Ackley Bridge will be Joyner’s final series.
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Martin Evershed – Robert James Collier
Robert James Collier is back as Ackley Bridge’s headteacher and English teacher Martin Evershed.
He was introduced in season three of Ackley Bridge as the temporary replacement after Sian Oakes was suspended.
Collier is best known for his role as Thomas Barrow in Downtown Abbey.
Ackley Bridge viewers as Liam Connor in Coronation Street.
He also recently starred as Saul Silva in Fate: The Winx Saga on Netflix.
Kaneez Paracha – Sunetra Sarker
Sunetra Sarker stars as Kaneez Paracha in Ackley Bridge season four.
Kaneez is a student support officer at Ackley Bridge High School and the mother of former student Nasreen (Amy Leigh-Hickman), who left Ackley Bridge after series three.
Sarker is best known for her role as Nisha Batra in Brookside and Anji Mittel in No Angels.
Her other credits include Stella in The Bay and Deborah in Cold Feet.
She also starred in the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing 2017, where she was partnered with Brendan Cole.
Sue Carp – Charlie Hardwick
Charlie Hardwick has reprised her role as Sue Carp for Ackley Bridge series four.
Sue Carp is the Director of Behaviour at Ackley Bridge and was introduced in series three.
Hardwick is best known for her role as Val Pollard in Emmerdale.
She played the role of Val from 2004 until 2015, joining the cast of Ackley Bridge in 2019.
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Sam – Megan Parkinson
Megan Parkinson returns as Sam in Ackley Bridge series four.
Sam is the ex-girlfriend of Nasreen the cousin of Candice (Emily Pyzer).
Parkinson is best known for playing Alys Karstark in Game of Thrones.
She has also appeared in the films Damilola, Our Loved Boy and To Walk Invisible.
Parkinson has also appeared in Strike, Harlots and Holby City.
Razia Paracha – Nazmeen Kauser
Nazmeen Kauser plays the role of Razia Paracha in Ackley Bridge season four.
Razia is the daughter of school support officer Kaneez Paracha and the sister of Nareen and Saleem.
Ackley Bridge is Kauser’s first major acting role to date.
Fizza – Yasmin Al-Khudhairi
Yasmin Al Khudhairi joins the cast as Fizza in Ackley Bridge season four.
Al-Khudhairi’s other credits include Killing Eve and Hilda.
Marina Perry – Carla Woodcock
New to the cast of Ackley Bridge is Carly Woodcock as Marina Perry.
Viewers will most likely recognise Woodcock from her role as Susie Garret in Netflix’s Free Reign.
In Free Rein, Woodcock starred alongside Jaylen Barron, Kerry Ingram and Caroline Ford.
Her other credits include Pandora as Sarika Larson and Lilly in Emmerdale.
Also in the cast of Ackley Bridge season, four are:
- Robyn Cara as Kayla Azfal
- Shobhit Piasa as Tahir Randhawa
- Yasmin Al-Khudhairi as Fizza Akhtar
- Jasmine Payne as Queenie Cooper
- Olivia Marie Fearn as Rose Bosewell
- Hareet Deol as Hassan Hussein
- Fern Deacon as Chloe
- Connor McIntyre as Grandad Cooper
- Cody Ryan as Hannah Booth
- Shobhit Piasa as Tahir
- Pheobe Tuffs-Berry as Rukhi
- Zara Salim as Spud
- Cody Ryan as Hayley
- Robyn Cara as Kayla
- Ryan Dean as Johnny
- Tony Jayawardena as Rashid Hyatt
- Ryan Dean as Johnny Cooper
Ackley Bridge premieres Monday, April 19 at 6pm on Channel 4 and All 4
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