Line of Duty season 6 cast: Who is in the cast of Line of Duty series 6?
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Line of Duty season six continues every Sunday at 9pm on BBC One. Each season features a new guest star alongside the golden trio of AC-12. There are also some other new faces joining the cast of Line of Duty this season. Who is in the cast of Line of Duty series 6? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Who is in the cast of Line of Duty series 6?
DCI Joanne Davidson- Kelly MacDonald
Kelly MacDonald is this year’s guest star in Line of Duty.
MacDonald plays the role of DCI Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer of the unsolved murder of Gail Vella (Andi Osho).
However, Joanne attracts the attentions of AC-12 for all of the wrong reasons.
MacDonald is well known for playing Diane in Trainspotting in 1996 and Margaret Thompson in Boardwalk Empire.
She is also well known for her role as Anna Dean in The Victim, starring alongside John Hannah and Sarah in Girl/Haji.
Speaking to Express.co.uk and other press about joining the cast of Line of Duty, MacDonald said she found it difficult to get used to the show’s lingo.
She said: “The shock really was when I was sent the first episode, which was pretty much at the same time I got, I found out that I’d been offered this part so and my agent sent me the episode and I started reading it on a train, it was on a train up to Glasgow from London. And then, and I was happily reading and then suddenly, it was just, it’s like, there’s a massive, long screed of dialogue about stuff that I’ve never heard, okay. And then I turned the page and it kept going. I was like, well, she’s just talking about it, what is she talking about and, and it went on and on and on.
“it’s so compelling, and the character was so great. And, you know, there was almost no doubt in my mind that I was going to see yes, but I did have to get over that obstacle in my mind because I knew that was going to be quite challenging.”
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DC Chloe Bishop – Shalom Brune-Franklin
Shalom Brune-Franklin is a new addition to the Line of Duty cast.
Brune-Franklin will take on the role of DC Chloe Bishop, AC-12’s latest recruit.
Line of Duty fans will most likely recognise Brune-Franklin from her role as Private Maisie Richards in Our Girl and Morgan le Fay in Netflix’s Cursed.
Most recently, she starred as Rose Dietl in the BBC dram Roadkill, opposite Hugh Laurie.
Reflecting on her first time on the Line of Duty set, Brune-Franklin said: “I remember walking onto the set and seeing the glass box [interview room] and there was part of me that wanted to fangirl and scream.
“The other half was thinking that I had been hired to do a job, you need to calm down and do justice to the scene.
“I was quite surprised at how quickly I felt I was part of it but I still do feel like a fangirl.”
PC Farida Jatri- Anneika Rose
Also joining the cast of Line of Duty is Anneika Rose as PC Farida Jatri.
Rose is best known for her role as Lila Shariff in Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge.
Line of Duty fans may also recognise her from her role as Nicky in Deadwater Fell, starring opposite David Tennant.
Superintendent Ted Hastings – Adrian Dunbar
Adrian Dunbar has reprised his role as Ted Hastings in Line of Duty season six.
At the end of season five, Hastings found himself in hot water after a pretty convincing case was built against him which wrongly identified him as a corrupt officer.
Dunbar is best known for playing Maritn Summers in Ashes to Ashes.
His other well-known credits include A Touch of Frost, Death in Paradise, Inspector Morse and Murphy’s Law.
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DI Kate Fleming – Vicky McClure
Vicky McClure is back as DI Kate Fleming in Line of Duty series six.
Outside of Line of Duty, McClure is well known for playing Paula in the BBC thriller, The Replacement.S
She is also well known for playing Mrs Jones in the spy thriller Alex Rider.
Speaking to Express.co.uk and other press about her character’s arc in season six, McClure said: “I had a great time shooting it you know, it was an explosive series.
“I did have a lot of fun and it’s always great when you turn the page and you know, whether it’s cracking line or some action sequence.
“I’m just very chuffed that I’m in those positions where, you know, lots of that was going on.”
DS Steve Arnott – Martin Compston
Martin Compston is back as DS Steve Arnott for Line of Duty season six.
In the new series, Arnott is bored working at AC-12 and is looking for a new opportunity.
Since appearing in Line of Duty, Compston has gone on to make a name for himself in British dramas.
Most recently, he starred in BBC’s The Nest as Dan Docherty and Daniel in Traces.
His other well-known credits include the Earl of Bothwell in the Oscar-nominated film Mary Queen of Scots, alongside Margot Robbie and Saorise Ronan.
Line of Duty fans may also recognise Compston from his role as Dr Robert Traill in Victoria.
Also in the cast of Line of Duty, this series is Comedian Andi Osho as Gail Vella, Suspects star Perry Fitzpatrick as Lomax, Small Axe’s Nigel Boyle as Ian Buckell’s and Silk’s Prasanna Puwanarajah.
Line of Duty airs at 9pm on BBC One
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