Marcella season 3 arrived on Netflix internationally on June 14th and brings with it a host of new characters but just who plays Rory Maguire?

Netflix may be best known for its big-budget drama series such as Stranger Things and The Witcher but there is far more diverse content on the streaming service than usually given credit for.

From reality TV and docuseries to Oscar-winning films and international TV series, there’s always plenty to choose from.

In Marcella season 3, we have a bit of an outlier in the usual Netflix formula.

More often than not, US TV series are shown on Netflix here in the UK, but in this case, the ITV drama is making its TV debut internationally on Netflix before fans in the UK get the chance to watch.

Nevertheless, the prospect of a new season, filled with plenty of new characters and acting talent is always exciting.

Marcella season 3 on Netflix

Season 3 of Marcella arrived on Netflix internationally on June 14th while UK viewers aren’t expected to to be able to watch until September.

The new season of the noir detective series continues the story of Marcella Backland as we delve deeper into her collapsing mental state as her undercover work goes a step too far.


Who plays Rory Maguire in Marcella?

Rory Maguire is a new addition to the cast of season 3 and makes his first appearance in episode 1 of the new season.

  • Rory Maguire is played in Marcella by Michael Colgan.

Born in Keady, Northern Ireland, Colgan changed his name from Michael Hughes shortly after making his acting debut, which came in 1997.

As well as appearing on screen, Colgan is also a published novelist, with two books out under his real name, Michael Hughes.

Like many actors in the modern industry, Colgan is active on social media and has two accounts on Twitter, one as Michael Hughes and the other as Michael Colgan, where he posts primarily about certain upcoming projects.

Michael Colgan: Films and TV

As mentioned, Michael Colgan made his acting debut in 1997. This came in the sci-fi thriller The Eliminator.

Since then, Colgan has gone on to appear in almost 40 acting roles, the most prominent of which have come in the likes of Raw, Happy Valley, The Thick of It and 2019’s Chernobyl which saw his character, Mikhail Shchadov, get on the wrong side of some coal-covered miners.

While Michael Colgan doesn’t have any upcoming roles in the works, according to IMDb, we’re sure that it won’t be long before he’s back on our screens once again.

Season 3 of Marcella is available to stream now on Netflix internationally after releasing on June 14th while UK viewers will get the chance to watch on ITV in September.

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