The Gold cast: Who stars in the BBC One drama?

Talking to What to Watch about preparing for the role, Scottish actor Lowden said: “I had an accent coach.

“I was born in Essex, which is hard to tell and I grew up obsessed with [BBC1 sitcom] Only Fools and Horses, so, basically, I’m trying to play a taller, blond-haired Del Boy!

“I also put on weight because I thought Noye needed more beef, so I worked with a personal trainer. It’s lovely to hold yourself in a different way.”

The Gold premieres on Sunday, February 12, at 9pm on BBC One.