Dark Angel ITV Cast: Joanne Froggatt to Start Filming Two-Part Drama this August

Cast of Dark Angel: ITV Drama to star actress Joanne Froggatt as Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton, with filming due to start this August.


Dark Angel is an upcoming two-part ITV drama based on the disturbing true story of 19th century poisoner Mary Ann Cotton. Though destined to commit multiple murders, the series first introduces viewers to a very different Mary Ann, showing her as a caring mother and loving wife.

After living in Plymouth for a number of years, she and her family have recently returned home to their native County Durham. But with a husband quickly becoming too ill to work and the group facing extreme poverty, Cotton now shows how far she’s willing to go to secure herself a better life.

Dark Angel ITV Cast List

The first cast member announced for the series is Joanne Froggatt, who’ll play lead character Mary Ann Cotton. Froggatt is currently best known for playing Anna Bates in fellow ITV drama Downton Abbey. The 34-year-old actress also played Kate in the Robin Hood BBC TV series, along with Angelique Mahy in ITV’s Island at War.

Mary Ann Cotton – Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Robin Hood, Island at War, Paradise Heights, See No Evil: The Moors Murders, Nature Boy, Bad Girls, Spooks: Code 9, Coronation Street, Life on Mars, Other People’s Children, A Touch of Frost, Still Life, Filth, In Our Name)

We’ll update this page with further cast and character details as they’re announced in the coming months.

Where is Dark Angel begin filmed for ITV?

Filming for Dark Angel is scheduled to start in August 2015, at locations in North Yorkshire and County Durham.

When does Dark Angel start on ITV?

There’s currently no indication of when the series will be broadcast on ITV, though a late 2015 to early 2016 air date appears most likely. We’ll bring you more news on that closer to the time.