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These examples are from the 2019 TV series Ghosts.

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Thomas Thorne
Played by: Mathew Baynton

A failed Romantic poet from the Regency who falls in love with Alison.

Julian Fawcett MP
Played by: Simon Farnaby

A Conservative MP who died at the house in 1993.

Lady Button
Played by: Martha Howe-Douglas

An Edwardian matriarch and former owner of Button House.

Patrick ("Pat")
Played by: Jim Howick

An upbeat scout leader. He was accidentally shot through the neck with an arrow on the grounds of the house in 1984.

  • Friendly Ghost
  • Nice Guy: He's friendly towards everyone and tries to do the right thing.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In Happy Death Day a couple of the characters note that he's not his usual cheery self. Turns out tomorrow's the anniversary of his death, and his family comes by annually to pay their respects. A bit of a departure from the usual Rapid-Fire Comedy.
  • Team Mom: Both towards his youth group and the other ghosts.

Played by: Laurence Rickard

A caveman and the oldest ghost in the house.

The Captain
Played by: Ben Willbond

A World War II army officer.

Katherine ("Kitty")
Played by: Lolly Adefope

A cheery but naive Georgian noblewoman.

Played by: Katy Wix

The Stuart era victim of a witch trial.

Headless Humphrey

Played by: Laurence Rickard (head), Yani Alekansandrov (body)

A Tudor nobleman trying to reunite his head and body.

  • Cranium Chase: His body is often seen walking past his head because he can't hear him shouting.

Plague Victims

Played by: Lolly Adefope, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Katy Wix

A group of medieval peasants who "live" in the basement.



Played by: Charlotte Ritchie

A young woman who inherits Button House from a distant relative. She plans to turn the derelict house into a hotel.

Played by: Kiell Smith-Bynoe

Alison's husband. After their move, he has grand plans for how to repair the house.

  • Doom It Yourself: His approach to D.I.Y.
  • Happily Married: With Alison.
  • Shy Bladder: He keeps going to the pub to use their toilet because he’s scared there’ll be ghosts watching him at home.
    • He's right, too; Mary's been watching him in the bathroom!


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