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The thirty-second series of Casualty features a cast of characters working in the emergency department of Holby City Hospital. The majority of the cast from the previous series continue to appear in this series. Amanda Mealing appears as clinical lead and consultant in emergency medicine Connie Beauchamp, whilst William Beck and Jaye Griffiths appear as consultants Dylan Keogh and Elle Gardner. George Rainsford and Crystal Yu portray specialty registrars Ethan Hardy and Lily Chao. Chelsea Halfpenny appears as Alicia Munroe, a doctor undergoing the second year of foundation training. Charles Venn portrays clinical nurse manager Jacob Masters, whilst Derek Thompson stars as senior charge nurse and emergency nurse practitioner Charlie Fairhead. Cathy Shipton appears as sister and senior midwife Lisa "Duffy" Duffin, while Amanda Henderson, Azuka Oforka and Jason Durr play staff nurses Robyn Miller, Louise Tyler and David Hide. Michael Stevenson and Lloyd Everitt star as paramedics Iain Dean and Jez Andrews. Tony Marshall and Jamie Davis appear as receptionist Noel Garcia and porter Max Walker respectively. Emily Carey, Mitch Hewer and Will Austin also appear as Grace Beauchamp-Strachan, Mickey Ellison and Scott Ellison in a recurring capacity.
Tom Chambers announced in February 2017 that he would depart his role as trust grade doctor Sam Strachan at the conclusion of his contract in late 2017 due to a prior commitment, but planned to return after the end of the commitment. Carey also left alongside Chambers, making a cameo appearance in episode one. The character will make an off-screen departure in episode one, before returning later in the series. It was announced on 25 April 2017, that actress Charlotte Salt would be reprising her role as Sam Nicholls as part of a "big storyline" airing later in the year. Salt last appeared on the show between 2011 and 2013, and began filming at the end of May 2017. Sam will return on 16 September 2017. Following several guest appearances in the previous series, Ian Bleasdale will return during the series as amublance operational manager Josh Griffiths, who originally appeared in the serial between 1989 and 2007. It was announced on 30 July 2017 that actress Sharon Gless would appear in one episode during the series as Zsa Zsa Harper-Jenkinson, the former mentor of Dylan and "a maestro of surgery". Gless called Zsa Zsa "a wonderful character" who she enjoyed playing. A show trailer previewing storylines for Autumn 2017 revealed the casting of Neet Mohan in the role of F1 Rashid Mahsoon, as well as the departure of Austin. On 15 August 2017, it was confirmed that Rosie Marcel would appear in two episodes as her Holby City character, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon Jac Naylor, during the series.