Casualty is getting itself a new Russian paramedic! Meet ‘STEELY’ Lev…

Lev in Casualty

Lev will be seen on screen later this month

Casualty will welcome a new arrival this autumn – Russian paramedic Lev!

Played by Uriel Emil, who’s enjoyed roles in Cleaning Up and Silent Witness, Lev is immediately at the centre of the action.

On his first day on the job, Jan and Ruby are stunned to see him in a scrap with someone outside the ambulance station. Why was Lev provoked? And is he a man who struggles to control his temper?

The Beeb tease that the newcomer is “steely and tough at heart”. He's also a family man who's about to have his "world rocked on all fronts...".

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Talking about joining the team, Uriel said: “I feel privileged and honoured to be part of the Casualty clan and I hope the viewers will enjoy the fresh angle explored through my storyline”.

Simon Harper, Executive Producer of Casualty and Holby City added: “Uriel brings a fantastic, exciting energy to the table in his portrayal of the troubled Lev.

“As a Russian paramedic with a stormy past he’s a really fresh and unique character in the Casualty mix, and I’m so looking forward to the audience getting to know him in what’s going to be an explosive series.”

Uriel, who was born in Israel, has also had roles in The Honourable Woman and Homeland.

Casualty has revealed that Lev will first turn up on the show later this month.

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