Below is a list of the current characters and recently departed characters of Holby City. There are currently 0 regular cast members in the show. The oldest cast member is Hugh Quarshie who plays Ric Griffin, who has been in the show since 2001. Note that "first appearance" doesn't nessecarily mean they became a regular on the show at this point, as it could have just been a guest appearance.

Ric Griffin

Main article: Ric Griffin

Ric Griffin is a Consultant General Surgeon and the former acting CEO of Holby City Hospital.

Ric is a moral and principled man of the NHS, he is an idealistic crusader who would take on any man for something he believes in. Ric is an excellent surgeon, a noble and selfless medical hero.

But with fractured family relationships and a string of broken marriages behind him, sometimes Ric regrets bearing the weight of the world on his shoulders.

Jac Naylor

Main article: Jac Naylor

Jacqueline "Jac" Naylor (born 19 April) is a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon and the current Lead Consultant in Cardiothoracics of Holby City Hospital. She initially joined the hospital's Keller Ward in 2005 as a general surgical registrar, but transferred to Darwin to specialise in cardiothoracics in 2008. In 2011, she became a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, and went on to become the Clinical Lead three years later.

In 2005, she was initially unsuccessful in obtaining the permanent registrar post, but returned just weeks later having been offered the job. Following her job offer, she immediately made a large impact on the other members of staff. In the following years at the hospital, she had relationships with several other staff members including Joseph Byrne, Lord Byrne, Jonnie Maconie and Guy Self. In 2014, she gave birth to a daughter, Emma, with Jonnie Maconie.

Oliver Valentine

Main article: Oliver Valentine

Oliver Valentine is a Specialist registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery, currently working on Darwin ward at Holby City Hospital.

Once careless and cock-sure, Oliver Valentine is now a crisp, reserved and capable man of experience, his personal life having been marred by tragedy. First he lost his sister, Penny, then his wife, Tara, all within the walls of Holby. Some might question why he’d want to return to a place with so many ghosts, but Ollie has a natural talent for surgery, and can’t help feeling drawn towards his new colleague, Zosia.

Sacha Levy

Main article: Sacha Levy

Sacha Levy (born 6 September 1966) is a consultant general surgeon who currently works on the Keller Ward of Holby City Hospital.

A lovable bear of a man, Sacha Levy's capacity to enjoy life is equalled only by his compassion, he works to live and lives to help people, not to climb the greasy pole. But don't let the laid back jocular exterior fool you! Underneath this larger-than-life facade beats a lion's heart, deftly protecting all that he holds dear.

Henrik Hanssen

Main article: Henrik Hanssen

Henrik Love Hanssen (né Lövborg) is a consultant in general surgery and the current Chief Executive Officer of Holby City Hospital.

Highly intellectual and enigmatic, Swedish-born Hanssen is the epitome of an exceptional leader with razor-sharp focus and meticulous surgical skill. Hanssen’s aloof manner and dry wit belie an often perceptive and compassionate nature but he would never dream of revealing any private moments of weakness. An omniscient and steadfast presence, Holby is safe in

Zosia March

Main article: Zosia March

Zosia March (born 2 February) is a CT2 trainee cardiothoracic surgeon who currently works on the Darwin Ward of Holby City Hospital.

She isn’t afraid to question hierarchy and she doesn’t feel obliged to fit in, but she is open-minded and fiercely loyal to those she likes.

Business-like when it comes to sex, Zosia is also resoundingly private, hiding a troubled past from a prying world.

Dominic Copeland

Main article: Dominic Copeland

Dominic "Dom" Copeland is a second year core training doctor who currently works on the Keller Ward of Holby City Hospital.

Troubled and trouble in equal measure, Dom's a wily schemer who is always working an angle. Intelligent and sharp-witted, he's actually very sensitive and is easily wounded, often believing himself to be the victim and justifying his actions as self-defence.

Fiercely protective of, and generous towards, those he favours, Dom can also be surly and vindictive towards those he feels have betrayed him. When it comes to fact versus fiction, Dom prefers to glamorise.

Complicated, unpredictable and deliciously wicked, one thing’s for sure: things are a lot more interesting when Dom's around.

Raf Di Lucca

Main article: Raf Di Lucca

Raffaello "Raf" Di Lucca is a registrar general surgeron who currently works on Holby City Hospital's AAU.

Dedicated, driven and passionate, Raf loves nothing more than being in the medical “zone”. An expert in resuscitation, he is a true medical pioneer and an energetic force of nature, who is led by his heart rather than his head. A dynamic presence, he can exhaust his team as they struggle to keep up, and can be demanding, quarrelsome and stubborn.

The passion Raf shows in medicine is matched only by the passion and devotion he shows to his wife, Amy, who is his rock and soul-mate… but what happens when the pressure really hits?

Adrian "Fletch" Fletcher

Main article: Adrian "Fletch" Fletcher

Adrain "Fletch" Fletcher is the current ward manager in the AAU of Holby City Hospital. He joined the department in 2014 shortly after departing his job as a senior staff nurse in the hospital's Emergency Department.

Straight-talking and nobody’s fool, Fletch can dish out tough love when he needs to, but behind it he’s as big-hearted as they come; a dedicated dad always willing to go the extra mile for those in need…

Essie Harrison

Main article: Essie Harrison

Estelle "Essie" Harrison is a nurse and transplant co-ordinator at Holby City Hospital, she first arrived on the 6 May 2014.

As a female friend, she's a rock – there’s no earthly wrong that a bucket of wine and a drunken dance can’t right. As a girlfriend, she’s spontaneous, emboldening and fun, though secretly struggles with the fact that Sacha has two demanding ex-wives and three children. Essie’s independence is sometimes a threat to Sacha; he likes to feel depended upon.

In turn, Sacha is driven nuts by her slatternly domestic ways. Essie leaves a trail of girly devastation whenever she gets ready to go out. It reminds him of his daughters!

Morven Digby

Main article: Morven Digby

Morven Elizabeth Digby (née Shreve) is an F2 doctor who currently works in the Acute Admissions Unit of Holby City Hospital. She joined the department in her first year of foundation training in June 2015.

Academic, intelligent, reserved, compassionate, circumspect and also oddly quirky, Morven’s always felt a weight of responsibility to succeed. Morven is determined to learn from the best as a trainee doctor and finds the rush of AAU nothing short of heart-racing. There, between bursts of Shakespeare (Morven can quote entire passages by heart) she exudes a blend of terror and hope: she’s working on real people!

Bernie Wolfe

Main article: Bernie Wolfe

Major Berenice "Bernie" Griselda Wolfe, is a General and Trauma Consultant Surgeon, and Co-Clinical Lead of AAU, she was serving out in Afghanistan with no great hunger to get home prior to joining the team at Holby City.

She’s a surgeon used to quick-fire decisions, not the long-winded bureaucracy that often accompanies civilian life. Bernie’s view is “If I want your opinion, I’ll give it to you” but that’s not to say she isn’t a team player – Bernie is happy to get the rounds in for her squad.

Despite her occasionally brusque approach, Bernie simply sees herself as pragmatic – after all, why would she let someone else do a job that she can do better and faster?

Jasmine Burrows

Main article: Jasmine Burrows

Jasmine Burrows (born 1991/1992) is a junior doctor who'll start working on Darwin ward of Holby City Hospital from 11 April 2017. She started working at the hospital on 19 July 2016.

Dr Jasmine Burrows an F1 and the half-sister of Jac Naylor. The firecracker to her half-sister Jac's ice queen, Jasmine is like a stick of dynamite waiting to be lit. She can think on her feet in a crisis, and possesses a sharp wit to boot.

As if in the genes, Jasmine has a streak of the Machiavellian in her, and knows how to manipulate a situation (often with her charms, but also with some blunt truth telling when the time calls for it).

But whilst she holds many similarities to her sister, Jasmine has an almost unnatural ability to charm – she’s a magnet, even when she’s a nightmare people will still defend her, are drawn to her.

Matteo Rossini

Main article: Matteo Rossini

Matteo Rossini is a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon who currently works on the Darwin Ward of Holby City Hospital.

His curiosity for people and new experiences knows no bounds. He is unwittingly arrogant and humorously grandiose at times (he claims that Carla Bruni once propositioned him at a medical charity event and were it not for his largesse, encouraging her to stay with Sarkozy, the course of French national history might have been changed forever). He’s also a bit of a tech junkie, and is working on various apps with bright young things across the pond in Silicon Valley.

Damon Ford


Damon is a F1 on Holby City`s Darwin Ward

Image Character Actor Current occupation Arrival
(first appearance as series regular)
Ric Hugh Quarshie Keller Clinical Lead 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 9 October 2001 15 years, 8 months and 14 days
Jac Rosie Marcel Darwin Clinical Lead 02005-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 22 November 2005 11 years, 7 months and 1 day
Ollie James Anderson Registrar 02009-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 9 June 2009 8 years and 14 days[1]
Sacha Bob Barrett Consultant 02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 5 January 2010 7 years, 5 months and 18 days
Hanssen Guy Henry Chief Executive Officer 02010-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 19 October 2010 6 years, 8 months and 4 days[2]
Zosia Camilla Arfwedson CT2 02013-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 10 September 2013 3 years, 9 months and 13 days
Dom David Ames CT2 02014-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 14 January 2014 3 years, 5 months and 9 days
Raf Joe McFadden Registrar 02014-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 28 January 2014 3 years, 4 months and 26 days
Fletch Alex Walkinshaw AAU Ward Manager 02014-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 12 August 2014 2 years, 10 months and 11 days
Essie Kaye Wragg Nurse, Transplant Co-Ordinator 02015-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 7 April 2015 2 years, 2 months and 16 days
Morven Eleanor Fanyinka F2 02015-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 30 June 2015 1 year, 11 months and 24 days
Bernie Jemma Redgrave AAU Clinical Lead, Trauma Consultant 02016-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 2 February 2016 1 year, 4 months and 21 days
Jasmine Lucinda Dryzek F1 02016-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 19 July 2016 11 months and 4 days
Matteo Christian Vit Consultant 02016-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr 29 November 2016 6 months and 25 days
Lofty Lee Mead Staff Nurse
Nina Ayesha Dharker Consultant in General Surgery 15th May 2017 0 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Damon David Ajao F1 6th June 2017 0 Months And 2 Days


  1. Departed in 2013; returned in 2014.
  2. Departed 2013; returned in 2015.

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