Where are the original cast of Silent Witness now? Not ONE of them stars in new series 24

SILENT Witness returned to our screens for its 24th season last night.

The BBC crime drama first aired back in 1996 and has been a fan favourite ever since.

Over the past 25 years a number of famous faces have landed roles in the much-loved show.

On Monday night's instalment night Emilia Fox returned as Dr Nikki Alexander and David Caves made an appearance as forensic scientist Jack Hodgson.

Meanwhile the likes of Solo: A Star Wars Story actor Jason Wong made his debut.

But have you ever wondered where the original cast of Silent Witness are now?

Let's take a look…

Amanda Burton (Sam Ryan)


Amanda, 64, played Dr Sam Ryan for a whopping eight series from 1996 to 2004.

She took on the role of the protagonist for a total of 54 episodes, who was a forensic pathologist.

During her time on the show she also starred in Forgotten, Little Bird and Pollyanna.

After her stint on Silent Witness she starred in BBC's Waterloo Road as Karen Fisher,  ITV's Marcella as Karen Fisher and Carole Latimer in Midsomer Murders.

William Armstrong (Trevor Stewart)


The Canadian actor, 67, starred in Silent Witness as Sam Ryan's colleague Trevor from 1996 to 1998.

William has kept himself out of the limelight since, but has taken part in a number of impressive films.

In 2005 he starred in horror film A Sound Of Thunder, two years later he landed a role in La Vie En Rose and in 2008 he was in The Dark Knight.

Sam Parks (Fred Dale)


Sam's alter-ego Fred was Dr Sam Ryan's main assistant who helped her at post mortems, identified DNA and helped her solve the crime.

He never spoke on the show and left after season three.

Sam went on to star in Les Miserables in 2012 and most recently Last Night in Soho.

Ruth McCabe (Wyn Ryan)


Irish actress Ruth took on the role of Sam Ryan's older sister Wyn from season one to three.

Her alter-ego also had a son called Ricky.

Four years after her stint on the BBC1 show she played Margaret McCutcheon in Any Time Now, Ma Braden in Breakfast on Pluto and Mother Barbara in Philomena.

Ruth Gemmel (Kerry Cox)


Ruth – who has Utopia, Casualty and Midsomer Murders – played trainee copper Kerry Cox.

After the first series she was killed off.

In 2006 she returned as DI Beth Ashdown in the second episode of Terminus, and again in 2014 as Ellie Brooke.

The actress has gone on to star in a huge list of TV programmes and films.

Some include The Bill, Holby City, the Tracy Beaker franchise and Netflix's Bridgerton.

Matthew Steer (Ricky Ryan)

Actor and writer Matthew, 43, played teenager Ricky Ryan – the nephew of protagonist Sam.

He's also been in Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part one, Hamlet, Afer Ever After and Siblings.

Other credits include The Crown, Cinderella and Les Misérables.

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