Yesterday's scoop was the news that, according to the IMDb, Joseph Mawle is to play Jesus in the up and coming BBC TV series The Passion. Unfortunately, there are only four other actors listed, and none of those are playing characters named in the Bible. I thought it would be worth finding out a bit more about them however.
Esther Hall is listed as playing Claudia. She was Felix Gibson in the BBC crime drama series Waking the Dead and also appeared in Rome. She's also been in series 1 of Spooks and was Romey in Channel 4's Queer as Folk.
Daniel Caltagirone will be Eban. He's perhaps best known for his role in the Lock, Stock and..." series that was a spin off from the movie Lock, Stock and two smoking Barrels, although he's also been in Roman Polanski's The Pianist and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
Mark Lewis Jones appears to have worked on several of the major British Television dramas over the last couple of decades including, Spooks, Soldier Soldier, Casualty, Dangerfield and Torchwood. He has also epic film experience after roles in Troy, Master and Commander, and Jason and the Argonauts. He'll be playing 'Marcus'.
Finally, Johnny Harris is down as playing Asher. He's perhaps the least experienced of the four, but he had a role in last year's gritty British film London to Brighton. He's also the only one of these four to have acted with Joseph Mawle (Jesus) before. They starred together in Clapham Junction earlier in the year.