"We were like, 'Oh my god, there's a face under there!'" executive producer Maril Davis tells The Hollywood Reporter with a laugh about seeing Rankin clean-shaven for the first time. "But unfortunately the head of our hair and makeup department has told us since she started working with us that beards were not common back in this time. I thought, well John Quincy Myers [Kyle Rees] had a beard! We're always fighting for beards, but she's always telling us that it's not historically accurate. This time, we bowed to pressure."
It is official! Richard Rankin is Roger Wakefield!
He’ll play Roger Wakefield, the grown-up version of Reverend Wakefield’s adorable adopted son introduced in Season 1. After his parents died in World War II, Roger was raised by the Reverend (with help from his housekeeper, Mrs. Graham) and is a proud Scot through and through. Now a professor at Oxford, Roger has a keen interest in history and all the secrets and insight it presents.