Nitin Ganatra is among the guest stars for the third and final ‘McDonald & Dodds’ film.

Nitin Ganatra

Nitin Ganatra

The 53-year-old actor has been announced alongside Saira Choudhry, Rosie Day, Nicholas Goh, Siobhan Hewlett, Sarah Parish, and Rhashan Stone as members of the guest cast for the third instalment of the ITV drama series.

The stars will join leading actors Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia as DS Dodds and DCI McDonald respectively, as well as returning stars James Murray as Chief Superintendent Houseman, Jack Riddiford as DC Darren Craig with Lily Sacofsky joining as DC Milena Pachiorkowski.

The third film tells the story of a social media influencer Rose Boleyn (Rosie Day) who elects to have plastic surgery at a clinic run by soon to be divorced couple Al (Rhashan Stone) and Mariel (Sarah Parish).

After tragedy strikes, McDonald & Dodds are brought in to investigate the clinic and its staff. Nitin Ganatra plays anaesthetist Dr Dan McCartney, Saira Choudhry is clinic receptionist Alliyah, Nicholas Goh and Siobhan Hewlett play theatre nurses Jian Yang and Penny Haggard.

The third film was written by Kam Odedra, who also directed alongside Ian Aryeh.

The new series was commissioned by ITV’s Drama Commissioner Huw Kennair Jones and Head of Drama, Polly Hill.

News of the third series’ casting comes as the second series wrapped filming recently, and is set to air next month on ITV.

The first series is available to view via streaming platform Britbox, after it launched with a consolidated rating of 6.4 million and a 26 percent share of the available audience, and boasted an impressive guest cast list which included Robert Lindsay, Rosalie Craig, Ellie Kendrick, Susannah Fielding, Joanna Scanlan, Michele Dotrice, Freddie Fox and Hugh Dennis.