Charlotte Rampling to star in new series of Broadchurch

Internationally acclaimed actress Charlotte Rampling is to take a lead role in the new series of Broadchurch, ITV has announced today.

The multi award-winning series, which captured viewers last year will begin filming in the UK in the upcoming weeks.

Details of the character Charlotte Rampling will be playing are being kept under wraps. Credit: PA

“We’re delighted Charlotte is joining the Broadchurch family. She’s the first of some exciting additions to the ensemble for the new series," Steve November, Director of ITV Drama, said.

Charlotte is set to play a "pivotal role" in the new series, but details of her character and how she impacts on the drama are being kept under wraps by the producers.