Vera's Rhiannon Clements set for new role in Newcastle away from ITV drama

Vera newcomer Rhiannon Clements
Vera newcomer Rhiannon Clements -Credit:Instagram

Vera fans in the Newcastle area will get to see one of the drama's most popular stars in a very different role, as Rhiannon Clements gets et to head to Tyneside in an already smash hit theatre show.

Already known to Hollyoaks viewers for playing villain Summer Ranger, Rhiannon was confirmed to have joined the cast of Vera in time for series 13, with the actress over the moon to be joining the likes of Brenda Blethyn and returning sidekick David Leon, as Northumberland & City Police new recruit DC Steph Duncan, for the episodes, which aired on ITV at the start of this year.

Since then, former soap star Rihannon has been very busy rehearsing and starring in acclaimed National Theatre production The Other Other Bronte, which opened in London at the end of March and has been earning some rave reviewers from ticket holders and critics alike, who have described it as "utterly captivating" and "an awful lot of fun."

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And now, after revealing she will be back for Vera series 14, the hit drama's last ever run, Rhiannon will be juggling her filming commitments with performing at Northern Stage, as The Other Other Bronte takes up residence at the city centre theatre, from June 7-22.

Rhiannon is in a cast that also includes Game of Throne star Gemma Whelan, Queen Cleopatra's Adele James and James Phoon from Bridgerton. A synopsis for the play reads: "Charlotte Brontë has a confession to make about how one sister became an idol, and the other became known as the third sister. You know the one. No, not that one. The other, other one… Anne.

"This is not a story about well-behaved women. This is a story about the power of words. It’s about sisters and sisterhood, love and jealousy, support and competition."