Asked By: Nicholas Alexander Date: created: May 09 2023

Who plays Ryan in series 2 of Happy Valley

Answered By: Jesus Patterson Date: created: May 09 2023

Overview

Character Portrayed by Series
2 (2016)
Ryan Cawood Rhys Connah Recurring
Richard Cawood Derek Riddell
Faisal Bhatti Amit Shah
Asked By: Raymond Hughes Date: created: Jul 30 2023

Who is Ryan related to in Happy Valley

Answered By: Angel Brooks Date: created: Aug 01 2023

Ryan Cawood is the only son to the deceased Becky and Tommy, as well as the grandson to Catherine, Richard and Lynn.

Why did Ryan’s actor change?

Ryan Was Probably Recast Because Of His Story Arc – While it’s unclear at this time why Corno was replaced with Crovetti, a likely explanation is simply that the former lacked the experience necessary to pull off this complicated role. Season 2 sees Ryan grappling with the revelation that he has a superhero dad and powers of his own.

  • When Corno was cast in the non-speaking role for season 1, he only had one other acting credit to his name.
  • Crovetti, on the other hand, has been in a number of productions, including HBO’s Big Little Lies,
  • Crovetti is a stronger choice for a demanding recurring role.
  • Another possibility is that Corno was not interested in continuing in the part or never intended to appear for more than a guest role.

When Amazon Prime was producing season 1, it was unknown if there would even be a season 2 (although it was renewed ahead of its premiere, and now The Boys season 4 is on the way). It may have been easier (and cheaper) to get a relative unknown to do the guest spot, credited as “8-Year-Old Boy,” than to get a more experienced actor to take the part in the hope that the show would continue.

Asked By: Alexander Brooks Date: created: Apr 16 2024

What happened to Ryan Happy Valley

Answered By: Roger Lewis Date: created: Apr 18 2024

Rhys Connah has ruled out Happy Valley ever returning, after fans inclluding soap star Lisa Riley called for it to come back and be centered around his character Ryan Cawood. Nine years after it made its explosive debut on BBC and after three absolutely thrilling series, Happy Valley’s finale aired on BBC One on Sunday night and Ryan was right at the heart of the action.

Grandson of Sarah Lancashire’s lead character Catherine Cawood and son of her arch nemesis Tommy Lee Royce, Ryan was a main character in Happy Valley from the get-go as Catherine was determined to keep the youngster apart from his villainous dad, the man who raped her daughter and drove her to suicide.

After Tommy ended up behind bars, a woman obsessed with the criminal contacted him in prison, before taking her infatuation further by faking her identity to get a job at Ryan’s school in a bid to bring him closer to Tommy and turn him against his family at home.

READ MORE : Happy Valley’s Poppy coat ‘mystery’ solved off screen as finale leaves fans left wanting answers The final episodes of Happy Valley’s third series saw Ryan betray Catherine by going to see Tommy in prison, before his convict father then broke free from court and asked the now teenager to run away with him to Marbella.

After finding out from another of Tommy’s victims, Ann Gallagher, just what an evil and horrible man his dad was, Ryan told Catherine there was ‘no way he’d go away with him, before a final showdown between Catherine and Tommy, saw Tommy set fire to himself, with his death confirmed in the very last scene of the finale.

As the nation reacted to Happy Valley ending, Rhys have his first ever TV interview on Monday’s Loose Women and was put on the spot about the possibility of the show ever coming back, after a line in the finale when someone mistook Ryan for one of Catherine’s police colleagues, sparked a theory that he could follow in her footsteps and Happy Valley could be built around him.

Shutting that down, Rhys told Loose Women host Ruth Langsford: “There are no plans for a season four.I’m really sorry everyone.,” as Ruth relayed the moment from the finale when Ryan was mistaken for a new recruit,” and panellist Linda Ronson chimed in: “We’ll wait another eight years for it!” Emmerdale star Lisa Riley was one of the many Happy Valley fans to get on board with a suggestion of it returning with Ryan as the central character, with her tweeting: “LISTEN UP EVERYONE who’s with me??Why why why can we NOT have another series of “HAPPY VALLEY” where lovely RYAN is now a copper in training ?? She added: “it would totally make sense-and see where that could go.phone Sally Wainright please” *Sign up to get the latest TV and showbiz news straight to your inbox with the Chronicle TV and celebs newsletter.

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Asked By: Gerld Campbell Date: created: Dec 08 2022

How old was Ryan in Happy Valley Season 1

Answered By: Sean Clark Date: created: Dec 08 2022

Who plays Ryan in Happy Valley? – Ryan is played by Rhys Connah. Now 16, Rhys was part of the show when he was just eight years old, as Happy Valley made its debut back in 2014. As well as being in the most watched drama on TV, Rhys has also appeared in mini series The White Princess as Teddy, alongside Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer. He has also appeared in the film The Runaways. Rhys Connah as Ryan in Happy Valley (Image: BBC) In the hours that lead up to Happy Valley’s final episode going out on BBC, Rhys took to Instagram to post a photo of him in character as Ryan and wrote: ” The wait is nearly over the final ever episode.

Asked By: Bruce Harris Date: created: Aug 05 2023

Why did it take 7 years for Happy Valley Season 3

Answered By: Daniel Griffin Date: created: Aug 05 2023

Can you give us any hints about what happens to Tommy and Ryan? – Happy Valley star Rhys Connah as Ryan Cawood. (Image credit: BBC) “I waited six years to write this series of Happy Valley because I wanted to get to a point where Ryan would be old enough to start making choices about whether or not he wanted to have a relationship with his dad and to see how Catherine would feel about that.

Why does Poppy never take her coat off in Happy Valley?

It’s the question many fans wanted the answer to going into Happy Valley’s finale and, after it was left unanswered in the last episode, the mystery of why Poppy never takes her coat off has been explained, by another cast member. While the focus of the last series of the BBC drama has been very much on the stormy feud between Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce, there was a sub plot involving Poppy’s dad.

  • Teacher Rob Hepworth and his wife Joanna, who became hooked on prescription pills and was shopped to the police by her husband, before being killed by corrupt pharmacist Faisal Bhatti.
  • The couple’s two daughters witnessed a lot of the tension between their parents and the aftermath of Rob calling the police on Joanna and her disappearance, with her body eventually being found in a suitcase.

READ MORE : BBC’s Happy Valley ending divides viewers as death confirmed in final seconds And one thing many viewers continued to pick up on was the fact that Poppy always had her coat on, even in the house. In the days that leading up to Sunday’s Happy Valley finale viewers had a major theory on the reason behind it, strongly suggesting that it was because the little one was covered in bruises after being abused by father Rob.

  1. As Happy Valley ended with no explanation as to why, instead seeing Rob arrested for trying to blkackmail a student with incriminating photos, many fans flocked to Twitter seeking answers, with some still annoyed on Monday moirning.
  2. One reacted: “All questions answered apart from WHY DIDNT THE GIRL TAKE OFF HER COAT?!?” with another tweeting: “OMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY WOULDNT ROB & JOANNAS DAUGHTER TAKE HER COAT OFF it’s been bugging me all f**king season” Well now they’ve arrived from someone very much in the know, actress Mollie Winnard, who played Poppy’s late mother Joanna.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Mollie explained: “It’s actually a trauma thing, so it’s a (protective) layer. The coat is definitely to protect (herself) because of what she’s living in, the environment that she’s living in. She doesn’t want to take her coat off.’ The Happy Valley finale proved to be a really divisive topic on Twitter.

  • After a final showdown between Catherine and Tommy ended with him setting himself on fire, Catherine got a text right before credits rolled to say he’d died in hospital.
  • While some fans applauded the superb acting in the episode, others wanted more from the ending, after three series of high drama.
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Asked By: Harry Kelly Date: created: Jan 11 2023

Who played Ryan Cawood in the first series of Happy Valley

Answered By: Jacob King Date: created: Jan 11 2023

It had been seven years since we last saw a young Ryan Cawood on-screen with his gran, Catherine Cawood, in the hit drama Happy Valley. And some fans of the BBC One show may not know that there’s is a very good reason for that. Rhys Connah took on the role of Ryan, the son of Catherine’s late daughter, Becky, and the evil Tommy Lee Royce, back in 2014 when he was just eight-years-old.

  • When he first bagged the role a decade ago, it appears his family thought he was going to be in a children’s TV show due to the programme’s seemingly optimistic name.
  • I overheard my mum speaking once to one of her friends,” Rhys, from Heywood, Greater Manchester, previously revealed.
  • She was like, ‘We got this script and it’s called Happy Valley and I thought, this is going to be a really nice kids’ show.
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Then I opened the script and I started reading and I thought – this is not a kids’ show!'” READ MORE: BBC Happy Valley’s Neil actor teases final ever episode on This Morning after fans spot another clue to his real identity And a kids’ TV show is definitely what it’s not.

  • The third and final season of Happy Valley, which started on January 1 and comes to and end on February 5, kicked off with Catherine being led back to Tommy after she discovered the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir.
  • The discovery sparked a series of events that eventually saw her discover that grandson Ryan was seeing his dad.

After a tip-off from her colleague in the police force, Catherine was shocked to discover it was her sister who was facilitating Ryan’s visits to the Category-A prison in Leeds with her partner Neil Ackroyd. Fast forward a couple of weeks to the penultimate episode and all eyes were on Tommy following his dramatic escape while standing trial for the murder of Gary Gaggowski. Rhys as Ryan during the first series of the hit BBC One drama (Image: BBC/Red Productions) After Ryan was tracked down, and before being taken to Nevison’s house with Clare and Neil to hide out from any possible appearance from Tommy, Ryan opened up to his uncle, Daniel about why he wanted to see his dad.

There was then an unusually emotional moment where the teen told his gran he loved her. And it may be unusual for the same actor to play the same role due to the speed of ageing not quite being as fast as the demand for another serious. However, the show’s creator Sally Wainwright previously revealed that the programme took a deliberately long pause between series two and three as she wanted to wait for Rhys to grow up and reprise his role as an angsty teenager.

She told BBC Radio 5 Live: “The gap really was about waiting for the character of Ryan to be old enough to have his own agenda, and be a thoughtful response to his situation regarding his relationship with Tommy Lee Royce.” Rhys with Happy Valley co-stars James Norton and Siobhan Finneran (Image: PA) Rhy recently also said: “I was told at some point, I honestly can’t remember when, that she was waiting for us to grow up a bit. But I didn’t know to what extent I’d be growing up.

  • I didn’t know if I’d be waiting until I was 14/15 or until I was 25 or something.
  • Then I got a call: ‘It’s happening.'” But working on Happy Valley during his earlier school years appeared to have its benefits.
  • I was the coolest kid in school because I got to walk in like, ‘Guess what, I got to swear and no-one could shout at me, no-one could say anything.,” he previously shared before adding: “I got to swear loads all day.'” Following series two, the now-16-year-old has got a few more acting credits to his name.

He starred in the 2017 TV mini-series The White Princess as Teddy, alongside Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer. He has also appeared in the film The Runaways where he played Ben and the short The Snow Maze, where he portrayed Tim. Not much else is known about Rhys’ life away from playing Ryan except he does use his Instagram and Twitter accounts to share little snippets of his life on and off screen.

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How old was Ryan in Season 2 Happy Valley?

In Its Final Season, ‘Happy Valley’ Grapples With Healing The BAFTA-winning crime drama returns with its characters seven years older and continuing to confront generational trauma and grief. “Happy Valley” centers on Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire), a police officer for whom family loyalties and work intersect. Credit. Matt Squire/Lookout Point and AMC By Imogen West-Knights Published May 22, 2023 Updated May 25, 2023 At the end of Season 2 of “” Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) watches her 9-year-old grandson Ryan running up a hill, thrashing at the grass with a stick.

Her expression is grave, and Ryan’s father is in prison for murder. The first time we see Ryan (Rhys Connah) in the show’s third and final season, which premieres Monday on AMC+, BBC America and Acorn TV, Catherine is watching him again. Now 16, he’s playing soccer, furiously yelling at his teammates from his position in goal.

His grandmother, a police officer, has the same look of concern on her face. “Happy Valley,” which first aired in Britain and in the U.S. in 2014, has been one of the television dramas of the past decade for its complex portrayal of family loyalties and police work intersecting in a rural community.

These issues are both personal and professional for Catherine: Haunted by the suicide of her daughter, Becky, she is raising Ryan, Becky’s son, who was the product of rape by Becky’s murderous ex-boyfriend, Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton), while desperately trying to keep Tommy and Ryan apart. Tommy may be in prison serving a life sentence, but in the second season, one of his accomplices persuaded Ryan to start writing to his father.

The seven-year break between seasons and Ryan’s approaching adulthood allow, the show’s creator, to deeply explore the question that has plagued Catherine since the very first episode: Given his parentage, what kind of man will Ryan grow up to be? The fact that the BBC, which produced the show, agreed to such a long break between seasons is a testament to Wainwright’s stature as one of Britain’s best TV writers.

Charlotte Moore, a BBC executive who commissioned the first season of “Happy Valley,” said in a phone interview that while it was easy to agree to the break, the decision did come with risks. “You worry, God, are people going to have forgotten about it?” she said. “Are people going to care, is it going to live up to expectations?” Nine-year-old Ryan (Rhys Connah) at the end of Season 2.

Credit. AMC When the third season opens, he is 16 and on the school soccer team. Credit. Matt Squire/Lookout Point and AMC Seven years is a long time in television, but not so long in the life of a town. On a misty day in April 2022, during filming of the third season, Hebden Bridge looked unchanged from the last time “Happy Valley” was shooting, with lush green hillsides wrapped around houses of blackened bricks under a low cloud cover.

The natural beauty of this location, the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, is a big part of the show’s appeal, according to Norton. “It’s a very special but strange place,” he said in an interview between scenes at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. “There’s an edge to it.” The show takes its title from the local police force’s nickname for the area, an ironic nod to the fact that away from the affluent residents on the sunny side of the valley, there is plenty of crime and deprivation.

A Yorkshire setting is a hallmark of work by Wainwright, who grew up in the area and also set her comedy drama “” nearby. In Hebden Bridge, “Happy Valley” filming is old news. When an elderly woman approached production staff to ask about the police cars gathered for a scene outside Catherine’s house, she knew why they were there but said with exasperation, “I thought this was all happening yesterday.” For the actors, though, returning to “Happy Valley” after such a long break — and after Season 2 won a slew of British Academy Film Awards, or BAFTAs — has been unusual.

It’s a really interesting thing to grapple with,” Norton said. “What on earth happened to the characters in those seven years?” There’s also a certain amount of pressure, he added, given how long audiences have waited for this final series. This is perhaps most true for Connah, who plays Ryan. “One of the reasons they waited so long was for me to grow up,” the actor, who is now 18, said in a recent Zoom interview.

“What if I went there and couldn’t act and messed up all the scenes?” Connah’s own experience of being on the show has, in some ways, mirrored how Ryan pieces together details about his own life as he grows up. The actor was only 8 when he started filming “Happy Valley,” 10 when Season 2 aired.

Much of what happens on the show isn’t suitable viewing for a child. James Norton, who plays the murderous Tommy Lee Royce, on the set of Season 3 of “Happy Valley.” Credit. Matt Squire/Lookout Point/AMC “I just watched my own bits, given the whole subject matter, so pretty much every story line that didn’t directly involve my scenes, I’d never seen,” he said.

He only recently watched the full episodes, and learned exactly what happens in “Happy Valley.” In Season 3, Ryan — and specifically whether he will grow up to share his father’s violent tendencies — becomes the show’s primary focus. “The feeling we were left with at the end of the second series was that he could have gone one of two ways,” Wainwright said in a recent video interview.

“That’s what this series explores: which way he has gone. For me, it was always about what would happen when Ryan finds out more about his parents.” Wainwright had always planned to have a long break before the final season so that an older Ryan could have more agency around this choice. “There are things that he couldn’t have done when Ryan was a child,” Connah said.

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“But when he’s 16, it opens up more actions for the character to take.” The show doesn’t just explore how terrible acts of violence traumatize victims but also how the perpetrators of these acts are often acting in response to their own struggles. Tommy is humanized as much as it is possible or desirable to humanize a rapist and murderer, Norton said: “Sally is very keen to acknowledge that he had a horrific childhood, and he grew up in an abusive family.” In preparation for the first season, Wainwright and Norton met with criminal psychologists, in order to “establish a boy who had experienced extreme trauma as a young child,” Norton said, “and since becoming an adult and gaining control, he will never relinquish that control, and will do everything he can to hold on to it.” The world has changed since the last series aired.

  1. There was the coronavirus, of course, but the pandemic is absent from the new season.
  2. They’ve got enough to deal with,” Norton joked of the “Happy Valley” characters.) More relevantly for the show, in recent years police forces in both the U.S.
  3. And Britain have been under new scrutiny, with some whether the police always represent the best interests of the public they are supposed to serve.
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In the show, Clare (Siobhan Finneran) and her sister Catherine drink many cups of tea at the kitchen table. Credit. Matt Squire/Lookout Point and AMC Wainwright has worked closely with various female police officers in creating “Happy Valley” and “” her Manchester-based cop drama that aired between 2011 and 2016 in Britain.

“They’re women who really care about their job, really exemplary police officers,” she said. But recent about institutional sexism and a culture of violence in London’s police force, in particular, have given her pause. “It is only this present series where I’ve started to worry that I am not being critical enough of the culture within the police,” she said.

But while the hero of “Happy Valley” is a police officer, each character’s morality is appealingly ambiguous. No one is universally good, or universally evil. “Catherine’s not perfect by any means; she can be horrible,” Wainwright said. “Tommy can do things that are quite nice, or appear to be quite nice.

  • And it’s about exploring those qualities within both of them.” Central to the popularity of “Happy Valley,” Norton said, is its depiction of how families manage to stick together despite the lingering impacts of trauma, and despite family members sometimes hurting one another.
  • Everyone can identify with those scenes around the kitchen table with a cup or thousands of cups of tea,” he said.

“Sally’s strength is capturing all of the complexities and contradictions of family, and I think that’s what people can really tap in to.” The ending of this final ‌season, Wainwright said, will settle the question of whether “Happy Valley” is optimistic or pessimistic‌ about whether a family like the Cawoods can finally heal from its collective trauma, or whether the past will continue to hound them.

Who is in series 3 Happy Valley?

New cast members for season 3 – Amit Shah (The Other One, The Long Call), Mark Stanley (Trigger Point, White House Farm) and Mollie Winnard (All Creatures Great And Small, Four Lives) join the cast for series three, and will play pivotal roles in Happy Valley’s final chapter.

Who played Ryan in Happy Valley Season 3?

Image caption, Rhys Connah has played Ryan in Happy Valley since the show began in 2014 Happy Valley fans waited seven years for a third series. The reason? So actor Rhys Connah, who was a young boy when he first played Ryan, could grow up. He says returning to the TV show in his teens has been a very different experience.

When Connah’s mother first saw he had won a role in a show called Happy Valley, she thought it was going to be a very different kind of show. “I overheard my mum speaking once to one of her friends,” he recalls. “She was like, ‘We got this script and it’s called Happy Valley and I thought, this is going to be a really nice kids’ show.

Then I opened the script and I started reading and I thought – this is not a kids’ show!'” Connah was about eight when he was cast as the grandson of Catherine Cawood, played by Sarah Lancashire, a police sergeant for whom murder and kidnap and dodgy gangs are all part of the tapestry of life in her corner of West Yorkshire.

  • But the main drama has always revolved around Ryan.
  • Image caption, Connah and James Norton in series one (above) and the current series three His mum killed herself days after he was born because she was raped by violent criminal Tommy Lee Royce.
  • That’s according to Catherine, who blames Tommy for her daughter’s death and has always just wanted to convince Ryan not to have anything to do with him, and to make sure he doesn’t turn out like him.

Tommy, played by James Norton, apparently does want to get to know Ryan. There was such a long delay between series two and three so Ryan, now 16, could get old enough to make up his own mind.

Who took Ryan to see Tommy?

Some fans are convinced that’s how it will go down – As the nation awaits the final ever episode of Happy Valley – social media has been flooded with theories about how Sally Wainwright’s hit show will end. In a 70-minute long final episode this Sunday, the fates of Detective Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) and TV’s most evil villain Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton) will play out – and some fans are convinced that Catherine’s grandson (and Tommy’s son) the now teenage Ryan Cawood is going to play a pivotal role.

  • SPOILERS AHEAD* In the penultimate episode, Tommy escaped from court and was on the run, and has plans to head to Spain – but first, he has business to take care of, namely killing Catherine.
  • Speaking via an online gaming chat, Ryan grilled his dad, repeatedly asking him if he was indeed ‘armed and dangerous’ as news reports claimed.

Tommy then shares his grand plan for a fresh start abroad, saying: ‘I’ve got this chance, to get abroad. And if you wanted, you could come with me. I know a fella who can set us up in Marbella. House, car, money, job.’ The episode ended with Tommy asking Ryan to come with him to Marbella, and Ryan supposedly taking time to think about it.

Ryan’s conversation with Tommy came after an emotional rant from Ann Gallagher (partner of Ryan’s uncle Daniel) – who revealed the extent of Tommy’s heinous crimes towards her and Ryan’s late mother. This has lead some fans to believe that Ryan is ‘playing’ Tommy – and he will set him up, so he can be caught and taken back to jail.

Others think Ryan will go further and kill Tommy as revenge for everything he has done. Some speculate he will have to kill Tommy in order to protect his grandmother. Others think Ryan will kill Tommy but Catherine will go down for it, taking the blame for Ryan.

  1. However it plays out, we’re hoping that Ryan finally sees Tommy for what he really is: a dangerous, violent psychopath, and not the caring father Tommy is trying to pose as.
  2. An alternative theory is also emerging online, that Catherine’s sister Clare (Siobhan Finneran) will kill Tommy.
  3. Or will die in the process of trying to save Catherine.

In the last episode, still furious that Clare and her partner Neil had taken Ryan to see Tommy in prison, laid into Clare, calling her a ‘pissed-up, lightweight, empty-headed noo-noo’ leaving poor Clare speechless. One Twitter user commented: ‘Leftfield shout – Clare goes mad and stabs him.

Who plays Ryan The Boys?

Cameron Crovetti is an actor. He portrays Ryan Butcher in The Boys.

Did they recast Ryan The Boys?

You’re never too young to be recast on The Boys – Amazon Studios A lot happens at the end of season 1 of The Boys as long-time conflicts finally boil over, but the final scene is the part that really sticks for first-time watchers. Butcher wakes up on a lawn, Homelander prompting him to open his eyes as a boy and a woman appear.

  • The woman is Butcher’s wife Becca (Shantel VanSanten), long thought dead, and the boy is her son with Homelander.
  • As Homelander reveals his identity as the father, the boy’s eyes glow red — a telltale sign that he, too, has powers.
  • Credited as “8 Year Old Boy,” this surprise reveal character is played by Parker Corno.

All things told, the scene in which he appears lasts no more than two minutes, so the impression left has more to do with the fact that his character exists than Corno himself. Becca was thought to have died in childbirth because birthing Supe children wasn’t thought possible; all Supes, the audience is led to believe up to that point, are injected with a power-granting substance called Compound V at a young age.

The survival of the son of Homelander and Becca, then, defies previous convention. Season 2 not only gives the boy a name — Ryan — but replaces Corno entirely with Cameron Crovetti. That the recast went mostly unnoticed is no fault of Corno’s; he acquits himself as well as any actor could given so little screen time.

The two don’t even look that alike aside from their similar age and blond hair. The fact is, though, it really is a brief appearance, and again, it’s more about the wow factor of Homelander having a son than anything else. Crovetti’s much lengthier stint as Ryan is more about developing the character once the sense of shock has petered out.

Asked By: Jaden Brown Date: created: Nov 07 2023

Why did Butcher leave Ryan

Answered By: Gilbert Roberts Date: created: Nov 09 2023

Why did Ryan choose Homelander in ‘The Boys’ Season 3 finale? – Eric told Distractify that Butcher has, “A lot to atone for if he’s going to save Ryan,” What does he mean by that exactly? Well, let’s backtrack a bit. Remember when Butcher snaps at Ryan earlier in Season 3? Ryan was clearly growing very attached to Butcher as a father figure.

  1. However, although Butcher initially dedicated himself to genuinely being there for Ryan, the combination of Temp V and Butcher’s own past came back to bite him.
  2. Butcher ends up snapping at Ryan as he struggled to secretly deal with the side effects of the Temp V.
  3. He cruelly reminds Ryan that Becca is dead because of him (something that Becca explicitly told Butcher not to do).

Ryan, clearly hurt at his only remaining parental figure lashing out at him, snaps. He tells Butcher he hates him. Is it any wonder that Ryan gravitated to the only other father figure he has left? Article continues below advertisement Source: Prime Video Butcher does truly care about Ryan. As Eric previously told Distractify, “Ryan is just a kid who needs a dad. Butcher sort of abdicated that responsibility. Homelander wants Ryan to be just like him. Butcher is terrified that Ryan is just like him.

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And in that conflict, Ryan is sort of caught in the middle.” Eric noted the irony in the fact that Homelander managed to swoop right in at the opportune moment to provide Ryan a dose of, “Acceptance and unconditional love, which is the last thing you expect from that guy.” Article continues below advertisement On a related note, Season 3 delved further into Butcher’s past with his abusive father.

Although Butcher despised his father, the Mindstorm flashback demonstrated with chilling aplomb that Butcher had grown up to be just like him in many ways. Rather than recognize what Ryan really needed, Butcher lost his temper at him, just like his father used to do to Butcher and Lenny when they were kids.

Asked By: Zachary Moore Date: created: Feb 20 2024

Does Catherine ever tell Ryan she loves him

Answered By: Sebastian Peterson Date: created: Feb 23 2024

‘ She doesn’t say it back and later in the episode, Tommy is the only person to say, ‘I love you. ‘

Did Claire take Ryan to see his dad in Happy Valley?

There’s little else more devastating than the expression on Catherine Cawood’s face when she learns that Clare (Siobhan Finneran) has been covertly taking Ryan to visit Tommy Lee Royce in prison.

Is there a spin off to Happy Valley?

Speaking at the BFI premiere, executive producer Will Johnston explained: ‘It definitely isn’t coming back – and again this is Sally and Sarah who completely and rightly feel that you can have too much of a good thing. We’re really not doing any more.

Asked By: Nathan Thompson Date: created: Apr 09 2024

Who played Ryan Cawood in the first series of Happy Valley

Answered By: Aaron Thompson Date: created: Apr 11 2024

It had been seven years since we last saw a young Ryan Cawood on-screen with his gran, Catherine Cawood, in the hit drama Happy Valley. And some fans of the BBC One show may not know that there’s is a very good reason for that. Rhys Connah took on the role of Ryan, the son of Catherine’s late daughter, Becky, and the evil Tommy Lee Royce, back in 2014 when he was just eight-years-old.

When he first bagged the role a decade ago, it appears his family thought he was going to be in a children’s TV show due to the programme’s seemingly optimistic name. “I overheard my mum speaking once to one of her friends,” Rhys, from Heywood, Greater Manchester, previously revealed. “She was like, ‘We got this script and it’s called Happy Valley and I thought, this is going to be a really nice kids’ show.

Then I opened the script and I started reading and I thought – this is not a kids’ show!'” READ MORE: BBC Happy Valley’s Neil actor teases final ever episode on This Morning after fans spot another clue to his real identity And a kids’ TV show is definitely what it’s not.

  1. The third and final season of Happy Valley, which started on January 1 and comes to and end on February 5, kicked off with Catherine being led back to Tommy after she discovered the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir.
  2. The discovery sparked a series of events that eventually saw her discover that grandson Ryan was seeing his dad.

After a tip-off from her colleague in the police force, Catherine was shocked to discover it was her sister who was facilitating Ryan’s visits to the Category-A prison in Leeds with her partner Neil Ackroyd. Fast forward a couple of weeks to the penultimate episode and all eyes were on Tommy following his dramatic escape while standing trial for the murder of Gary Gaggowski. Rhys as Ryan during the first series of the hit BBC One drama (Image: BBC/Red Productions) After Ryan was tracked down, and before being taken to Nevison’s house with Clare and Neil to hide out from any possible appearance from Tommy, Ryan opened up to his uncle, Daniel about why he wanted to see his dad.

  • There was then an unusually emotional moment where the teen told his gran he loved her.
  • And it may be unusual for the same actor to play the same role due to the speed of ageing not quite being as fast as the demand for another serious.
  • However, the show’s creator Sally Wainwright previously revealed that the programme took a deliberately long pause between series two and three as she wanted to wait for Rhys to grow up and reprise his role as an angsty teenager.

She told BBC Radio 5 Live: “The gap really was about waiting for the character of Ryan to be old enough to have his own agenda, and be a thoughtful response to his situation regarding his relationship with Tommy Lee Royce.” Rhys with Happy Valley co-stars James Norton and Siobhan Finneran (Image: PA) Rhy recently also said: “I was told at some point, I honestly can’t remember when, that she was waiting for us to grow up a bit. But I didn’t know to what extent I’d be growing up.

  1. I didn’t know if I’d be waiting until I was 14/15 or until I was 25 or something.
  2. Then I got a call: ‘It’s happening.'” But working on Happy Valley during his earlier school years appeared to have its benefits.
  3. I was the coolest kid in school because I got to walk in like, ‘Guess what, I got to swear and no-one could shout at me, no-one could say anything.,” he previously shared before adding: “I got to swear loads all day.'” Following series two, the now-16-year-old has got a few more acting credits to his name.

He starred in the 2017 TV mini-series The White Princess as Teddy, alongside Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer. He has also appeared in the film The Runaways where he played Ben and the short The Snow Maze, where he portrayed Tim. Not much else is known about Rhys’ life away from playing Ryan except he does use his Instagram and Twitter accounts to share little snippets of his life on and off screen.

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Is Ryan Hawley in Happy Valley?

Daniel Cawood – 14 Karl Davies appeared in Emmerdale as Robert Sugden Karl Davies played Catherine’s son Daniel in Happy Valley, but die-hard soap fans will remember the 40-year-old actor from his younger days on Emmerdale. Karl played Robert Sugden – the third actor to take on the role – between 2001 and 2009, before he was replaced by Ryan Hawley in 2014.

Is Tommy the same actor in Happy Valley?

Happy Valley’s James Norton feels “immense pity” for Tommy Lee Royce 6 February 2023, 14:00 | Updated: 6 February 2023, 14:06 James Norton and Sarah Lancashire in the first series of Happy Valley. Picture: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

  • The actor claims he has empathy for his character, and also called his colleagues Sarah Lancashire and Sally Wainwright “Queens of our industry” as the BBC series comes to a close.
  • Happy Valley actor James Norton says he feels “immense pity and empathy” for his character Tommy Lee Royce,
  • The 37-year-old actor has played the ex-convict in the BBC show since 2014, and in spite of his villainous nature, Norton has grown to empathise with the character.

He said: “I recognise that there are absolutely despicable acts which he has committed along the way. But along that journey, I have been with him for ten years, I feel deeply sorry for him. I feel immense pity and empathy and I sort of really love him.” Sarah Lancashire in Happy Valley. Picture: Album / Alamy Stock Photo James has also relished the experience of working with Sally Wainwright, the show’s writer, thinking there’s an element of “genius” to her writing. He explained: “Tommy is the villain of the piece. Happy Valley Season 3 launch date revealed He told GQ magazine: “You’ve got Sally Wainwright at her absolute best. Sarah Lancashire, standing opposite me, giving her absolute best. These absolute heroes, these Queens of our industry, are the best there are. So it was an absolute privilege.

  1. “I know actors throw those big words around a lot, but it was genuinely one of the most special moments of my career.”
  2. The hit BBC drama, starring Sarah Lancashire as Catherine Cawood and James Norton as Tommy Lee Royce, returned for a third and final season in 2023 only to conclude for good after six tense episodes, the last of which aired last night (5th February).
  3. Happy Valley series 1-3 is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

: Happy Valley’s James Norton feels “immense pity” for Tommy Lee Royce

Who is the male actor in Happy Valley?

James Norton as Tommy Lee Royce – James Norton as Tommy Lee Royce / BBC One of the current frontrunners to play the next James Bond, James Norton is as smooth as silk in real life — and engaged to fellow thespian Imogen Poots ( Need for Speed, That Awkward Moment ) — but chillingly brutal in Happy Valley,

  1. Norton and Poots got engaged in February of last year and live together in London.
  2. James (or, Jamie, as Lancashire calls him behind the scenes ) generally plays warmer characters, such as Meg’s unassuming husband in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, a loveable crime solving vicar in Grantchester and a businessman and nepo baby-turned-reluctant criminal in BBC’s McMafia,

Outside of his stellar acting career, Norton is has an eye for style. He’s been present at both Milan and Paris fashion week this month and was most recently spotted on the front row of the Hermes show in an oversized roll neck and Mackintosh rain coat looking very chic.

On a recent podcast episode, Norton admitted to being badly bullied as a child and says he’s lucky he’s not suffering from depression, though noted that religion helped him through this dark period. Norton’s relationship with religion has since changed. “I can’t call myself religious, but I’m definitely fascinated by it,” he clarified in an interview with 1883 Magazine.

And as for playing the godless Tommy Lee Royce — he loves it, even if he does get death threats from time to time, “To take on Tommy one final time is a wonderful and daunting privilege, and something I’ve been looking forward to since we wrapped the last series, six years ago,” Norton said ahead of his return.