WREXHAM-born actor Mark Lewis Jones is one of the stars of the BBC's new drama series following the life and crimes of Jimmy Savile.

Written by Neil McKay and executive produced by Jeff Pope, 'The Reckoning' - a four-part series - will trace paedophile Savile's life through the years.

Steve Coogan stars as presenter Savile in an eerily-accurate portrayal, but a famed north Wales actor is also among the cast.

Mark Lewis Jones has starred in the likes of 'Stella', 'Keeping Faith', 'Outlander' and even huge titles like Star Wars and Game of Thrones during his successful career to date.

Born and raised in Rhosllanerchrugog, the 58-year-old's latest on-screen appearance has come via 'The Reckoning'.


Lewis Jones appeared in episode one on Monday (October 9) as Charles Hulligan, who was a friend of Savile and a head hospital porter at Leeds General Infirmary where Savile volunteered.

Charles is the husband of Beryl Hulligan (played by Happy Valley and Downton Abbey star Siobhan Finneran), who also worked at the Leeds General Infirmary and knew Savile away from the cameras.

Savile's relationship with the infirmary was said to have begun in 1960, based on a childhood friendship with Charles Hulligan.

The Reckoning is made up of four episodes that will air on BBC One at 9pm on Monday and Tuesday night for two weeks, with all episodes to be made available on BBC iPlayer.