Michelle Yeoh, Max Beesley & Tim Mcinnerny join the cast of Strike Back for the final season

 Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester and Robson Green continue to lead the cast, Milauna Jackson and Michelle Lukes also return.

Today, Sky is pleased to announce the arrival of MICHELLE YEOH, MAX BEESLEY and TIM MCINNERNY to the cast of Sky1’s action packed drama, STRIKE BACK. Production of the 10 x 60 fifth and final series has recommenced in Hungary with the series set to air on Sky 1 HD next year as part of Sky’s ongoing investment in original content.

In her first ever role for television, YEOH, (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) plays the wife of the British Ambassador to Thailand with MCINNERNY (Notting Hill)  playing her husband.  BEESLEY (Mad Dogs) takes on the role of an ex-pat gangster.

Returning to lead the cast once again are SULLIVAN STAPLETON (300: Rise of An Empire), PHILIP WINCHESTER (24: Live Another Day, Camelot) and ROBSON GREEN (Mount Pleasant, Grantchester), who reprise their on screen roles as counterterrorism operatives Sgt. Damien Scott and Sgt. Michael Stonebridge and Section 20 leader, Col. Philip Locke.

Also returning to the series is MICHELLE LUKES (Doctors, Alexander) as Sgt. Julia Richmond and MILAUNA JACKSON as DEA Special Agent Kim Martinez (Squad 85).

Behind the camera for season five Sky’s Cameron Roach will executive produce alongside Left Bank’s Andy Harries, series producers Michael Casey and Sharon Hughff, head of production Marigo Kehoe, co-executive producers Michael J Bassett and James Dormer. Strike Back is produced in association with HBO/Cinemax and Left Bank Pictures.


 Cameron Roach, Acting Head of Drama, Sky said: “It’s fantastic to have Michelle and Max join the cast of Strike Back for its final season, which will be its biggest ever. Strike Back is the perfect show for Sky 1, its fast paced, quick witted and energetic. We’re privileged to work with Michelle in her first ever television role and it’s always a pleasure working with Max who is returning to the channel after the huge success of Mad Dogs.”

Michelle Yeoh said: “I’m delighted to be joining the cast of Strike Back and incredibly excited to be working with Sky and Left Bank. As an actor, it's always challenging to try new things. She is a fascinating character and I can’t wait to play her.”

Max Beesley commented: “It is a pleasure to come and spend some time fighting it out with section 20 on Strike Back. The production values speak volumes and Sullivan and Phillip are guys I know and enjoy working with, along with the very talented Michelle Yeoh. The character Ray McQueen is an absolute gem to play. “

New cast members for this season include MICHAEL McELHATTON (Game of Thrones), DUSTIN CLARE (Spartacus), WILL YUN LEE (The Wolverine), JAMES WILBY (Gosford Park), ADRIAN PAUL (Highlander), JOSEPH GATT (Game of Thrones), CHRISTIAN ANTIDORMI (Spartacus: War of the Damned), British mixed martial arts champion and UFC fighter MICHAEL BISPING, LEO GREGORY (Tristan and Isolde), MARK GRIFFIN (Doctor Who), WOLF KAHLER (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), ANDREW PLEAVIN (300: Rise of an Empire), ELIZA HOPE BENNETT (Nanny McPhee) and MASA YAMAGUCHI (The Wolverine).

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