'Copper' Season 2: What Does the Cast of the BBC Series Look Like in Real Life?

The Five Points in New York City was dirty. Hairy. And unrecognizable to New Yorkers today. So it's fitting that the cast of Copper — set in the city in the 19th century — is dirty, hairy, and unrecognizable compared to their appearance off screen. So what does the cast, which will appear on Sunday's Season 2 premiere of the BBC series, look like without costumes? Click on to see! [Image: BBC]

How Different Does the 'Copper' Cast Look in Real Life?

The Five Points in New York City was dirty. Hairy. And unrecognizable to New Yorkers today. So it's fitting that the cast of Copper — set in the city in the 19th century — is dirty, hairy, and unrecognizable compared to their appearance off screen. So what does the cast, which will appear on Sunday's Season 2 premiere of the BBC series, look like without costumes? Click on to see! [Image: BBC]

Kevin Corcoran

The Irish-born detective is juggling adapting to changing times and controlling the rough New York City streets. Things are much better for the actor who plays him, named...

Tom Weston-Jones

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The star of the BBC series has only been in the industry for two short years, but already has starred on the hit BBC series MI-5 and World Without End.

Brendan Donovan

An ally of the powerful Boss Tweed, Donovan loves power, and will do anything to achieve it. And it certainly helps that he has the brains to back up his political brawn, much like the actor who plays him, named...

Donal Logue

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Logue has a distinguished background. Not only has he appeared in hit movies like Blade, Zodiac, and The Runaway Bride, but Logue is also a graduate of Harvard University, majoring in Intellectual History. We like to think of it as good research.

Madame Eva Heiss

Heiss is a woman forced to work in the slums after her distinguished brothel begins to lose business. Smart and savvy, Heiss is attempting to keep up with the times. But doesn't succeed as well as...

Franka Potente

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...the actress who plays her. (What would the 19th century think about those tattoos?) One of Copper's most famous faces, Potente gained traction in 1998 as the star of the cult hit Run Lola Run. She went on to star in The Bourne Supremacy and Blow, and has since run right into Copper.

Elizabeth Haverford

Elizabeth is hiding both a dark past and an involvement in a damning plot. It seems a lot to juggle, but, then again, she hasn't met...

Anastasia Griffith

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Griffith is juggling roles on the BBC series, Once Upon a Time, in which she attempts to woo Josh Dallas' Prince Charming, and Royal Pains.

Robert Morehouse

In an attempt to maintain the family name, aristocrat Morehouse must face danger in the Five Points after discovering his father's plot to destroy the city. Good thing the actor that plays him is accustomed to dark days.

Kyle Schmid

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After all, Schmid has starred as a vampire in Being Human and appeared in A History of Violence. But, perhaps most frightening of all, Schmid also starred in The Cheetah Girls

Matthew Freeman

A physician who served during the Civil War alongside Morehouse and Corcoran, Freeman is forced to serve his practice while still maintaining the safety of his wife. An accomplished character, no doubt, played by an accomplished man.

Ato Essandoh

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Essandoh might be most familiar for his role in Django Unchained, but he's also acted in high-profile films like Garden State, Blood Diamond, and Hitch. Not bad for an actor who started his craft based on a dare.

Sara Freeman

Sara already watched her brother die in the Draft Riots — will she be pulled into danger in the Five Points once again? At least the actress that played her had plenty of experience with violence.

Tessa Thompson

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Thompson has boasted guest roles on Cold Case, Rizzoli & Isles, and Veronica Mars. Seems her career's worth investigating.

Andrew O'Brien

Copper's comic relief, O'Brien works as a detective alongside Corcoran and Maguire, and as a husband alongside a wife that he fears. But the man who plays him is quite used to pulling double duty.

Dylan Taylor

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Not only does Taylor star on Copper, but he also boasts a recurring role on Covert Affairs.

Francis Maguire

After betraying best friend Corcoran, Maguire was thrown into prison when his deceit was discovered. But what about the actor who plays the bad boy?

Kevin Ryan

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Seems Ireland likes him. The actor, who has appeared in Days of Our Lives and Raw, is a heartthrob in his native country, where he decided to eschew his family's stonecutting past for acting.

Hattie Lemaster

Former slave Hattie traveled to the Five Points along with her daughter, Sara. Hattie might be a secondary character on Copper, but she's a star in real life.

Alfre Woodard

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You might recognize Woodard from her work in Cross Creek, Love and Basketball, Desperate Housewives, Passion Fish, The Family That Prays, or any of the performances that earned her an Oscar, Emmy, or SAG nomination. Yep, the Copper star has been nominated for plenty of gold.

Annie Reilly

The young Annie is forced into prostitution in the unfriendly world in order to get by. Her life is quite cloudy, but the actress who plays her has a bright future.

Kiara Glasco

Before appearing in Copper, Glasco starred in I'll Follow You Down and Hallmark movie Christmas Magic.

Ciaran Joseph Sullivan

Sullivan's police captain is interested in keeping the peace — and keeping Corcoran from getting into too much trouble with his police work.

Ron White

No, not the comedian — this Ron White hails from Canada and boasts credits in Lonesome Dove, Total Recall, Unforgiven, and more.

Ellen Corcoran

Not the most faithful of wives, Ellen cheated on Corcoran with Maguire, got pregnant, and terminated the pregnancy. But she more than paid for her sins when she was drugged in a home for the mentally ill. Good thing the actress who plays her is much more reliable.

Alex Paxton-Beesley

At least based on her credits. Paxton-Beesley has appeared in several projects, including The Good Shepherd, Suits, and The Firm.

Padraic Byrnes

Corrupt copper Byrnes is one of Corcoran's biggest foes. But Hollywood loves him, considering the resume of the actor who plays him.

David Keeley

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Keeley has appeared in dozens of projects including Friends and Heroes, The Manchurian Candidate, and Power Play. That last one seems fitting for Byrnes.

Molly Stuart

A prostitute with a heart of gold, Stuart romances Maguire while aiming to know Corcoran better. How far will she rise?

Tanya Fischer

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Hopefully about as high as the woman who plays her, a former cheerleader known for her role in Life on Mars and The Defenders. No wonder it's easy to root for her.