What Holby City original cast did next – From MasterChef win to Corrie

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Medical drama Holby City has been axed by the BBC after entertaining audiences around the country for 23 years.

Broadcaster BBC decided that it was now time to create a diverse range of programming across the UK, but explained that the show will still run until March 2022.

Holby City first aired on BBC One on January 12, 1999 and is a spin off from its parent show Casualty.

Running for an incredible 23 series, the show gave viewers a realistic portrayal of a fast paced hospital based in fictional Holby.

The show introduced ground-breaking storylines, crazy plot twists and highly emotional scenes.

Since it aired in the late 90s, many fans have often questioned what happened to the original cast, so Daily Star have taken a look at where some of the original characters are now.

Michael French as Nick Jordan

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Actor Michael French first appeared on British soap EastEnders as regular cast member David Wicks from 1993 to 2014.

But in 1999, the actor starred as cardiothoracic surgical registrar Nick Jordan in Holby City.

Michael appeared in both Casualty and Holby City and he even starred in a Christmas crossover special in 2005.

Michael's character Nick was famously known for rubbing his co-workers up the wrong way in the soap, explaining his many departures as he was often transferred between hospitals.

The former hospital star appeared in Holby from 1999 to 2000 and then again in 2006 and 2010.

Since leaving soap land, Michael appeared in the Sound of Music on stage in 2014.

But the star hasn't been very active in the acting world since then.

Angela Griffin as Jasmine Hopkins

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Actress Angela Griffin has done very well for herself in the acting and entertainment scene and first appeared on Coronation Street in 1992 and in Emmerdale a year later.

But moving away form the cobbles and the Dales, Angela appeared as a ward sister in Holby City.

Angela's character had quite a turbulent time in the hospital after being stabbed and suffering a miscarriage.

But the actress didn't leave the show until series three after having an affair with another nurse.

Since then, TV regular Angela has not stopped acting.

The star appeared in several popular British dramas including Hustle, Ordinary Lies, Waterloo Road and Midsomer Murders to name a few.

In 2019, Angela reprised her role as Fiona Middleton on Coronation Street.

Most recently the soap actress appeared in online series Dun Breedin.

George Irving as Anton Meyer

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Holby star George Irving was one of the longest standing members of the original cast and departed from the show in 2002 during series four.

George Irvin's character was known as the no-nonsense arrogant driven surgeon Anton Meyer in the hospital and was often feared by most of his colleagues.

After he left the medical drama, George went on to star in BAFTA winning short film, Antonio's Breakfast.

He also appeared in police drama The Bill and Inspector Morse but the actor was last heard on Radio 4 on the Afternoon Play series.

In 2010, he played the part of Mr Georgeson, a headmaster, in the Moving On episode Losing My Religion.

Phyllis Logan as Muriel McKendrick

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Soap star Phyllis Logan played Muriel McKendrick in the hospital drama, who was frequently at odds with doctor Anton Meyer, but just like Anton she was known to have a strict personality too.

After the programme, Phyllis went on to win a BAFTA for most promising newcomer for Another Time, Another Place.

She was also a regular in Downton Abbey and Downton Abbey the Movie, playing the character Elsie Hughes-Carson.

The star also appeared in BBC's Doctor Who.

Phyllis has continued to be booked and busy and has quite a few projects in production.

She will also star in the movie Downton Abbey 2.

Dawn McDaniel as Kirstie Collins

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Actress Dawn played Kirstie Collins who was a flirty cardiology registrar but the star departed from the show in series three.

Dawn's character Kirstie had several major storylines in the soap but it was not until her father came back on the scene, after being estranged from his daughter for six years, that Dawn's character departed from the show.

Dawn also appeared in Soldier, Soldier as well as Thin Blue Line and London Bridge, but the star has not been seen on-screen since a 2008 episode of Hotel Babylon.

Lisa Faulkner as Victoria Merrick

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Lisa Faulkner joined the cast of Holby City late during series two, playing the serious surgeon who went out, at Lisa's request, with a gruesome death.

Victoria Merrick was stabbed to death by a patient's father and was written out of the soap in episode 30, series three.

Since leaving Holby, Lisa starred in EastEnders in 2017 as Fi Browning.

She also won Celebrity MasterChef in 2010.

In 2019, the star also appeared on Channel 4's Celebrity Gogglebox.

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