Home UK News Where you've seen the stars of Line of Duty before

Where you’ve seen the stars of Line of Duty before


LINE Of Duty viewers have been broken down by the traditional ‘guess wrong’ game every time the BBC series airs.

But many were also busy discovering where they had witnessed the parade of cunning cops, lame men and slippery lawyers.

14

The Line of Duty stars look very mature today – but not alwaysCredit: BBC

Here, we try to help with the latest round on ‘where did I watch surname before?’

Because from EastEnders to Bridgerton and even The Inbetwearies, Line of Duty big stars lurk in sight …

DCI Ian Buckells

AC-12 made sure Buckells wrapped behind bars after raiding the trunk of his car

14

The AC-12 made sure Buckells wrapped behind bars after raiding the trunk of his carCredit: BBC
His bar-keeping skill is as rigorous as his cop in The Inbetwearies

14

His bar-keeping skill is as rigorous as his cop in The Inbetwearies

He was jailed for cunningness, but Nigel Boyle’s character equally broke the law when he was a servant of The Inbetwearies.

As a rogue toast seller, he serves an entire pub full of students and is second only to an argument with Will McKenzie in the classic sitcom.

Jimmy Lakewell

Jimmy Lakewell made a bad call when he insisted on being taken back to prison

14

Jimmy Lakewell made a bad call when he insisted on being taken back to prisonCredit: BBC
His decision to remove Ricky Gervais's David Brent in The Office was more justified

14

His decision to remove Ricky Gervais’s David Brent in The Office was more justifiedCredit: BBC One

When the film’s criminal attorney Jimmy is injured in prison, where he meets a gruesome end after Steve Arnott kicks him out of jail.

But viewers will also know him as Neil Godwin, the branch manager of The Office’s Swindon, who becomes the boss of David Brent.

PCC Rohan Sindwhani

Ace Bhatti plays the political boss of the Central Police - but is he good or bad?

14

Ace Bhatti plays the political boss of the Central Police – but is he good or bad?Credit: BBC
He's definitely in trouble as Yusef Khan, Zainab's brutal ex-husband

14

He’s definitely in trouble as Yusef Khan, Zainab’s brutal ex-husbandCredit: BBC

Political lord Rohan Sindwhani looks like it’s making it difficult for Ted Hastings’ life but most likely his protector (as is usual with Line of Duty, playing ‘pick the baddies’ is a discipline. learning incorrectly).

He’s played by former EastEnders Ace Bhatti star, who was brutally abused by Zainab’s ex-husband – and also played the role of Emmerdale’s Bobby Khan.

Supt Ted Hastings

In Line of Duty, Adrian Dunbar's Ted Hastings seems (mostly) careless

14

In Line of Duty, Adrian Dunbar’s Ted Hastings seems (mostly) carelessCredit: BBC
But in Ashes To Ashes, the actor plays - gasped - a metamorphic cop

14

But in Ashes To Ashes, the actor plays – gasped – a metamorphic cop

Ted Hastings could spot the mistake in his 20s but actor Adrian Dunbar has also played the murder suspect and even – the mother of God – a corrupt policeman himself.

The actor, 62, starred in the BBC hit film Ashes To Ashes as detective detective Martin Summers, a corrupt computer guy from the Fenchurch East police station.

Come on, man.

IN Kate Fleming

Vicky in This Is England alongside another Line of Duty legend, Stephen Graham

14

Vicky in This Is England alongside another Line of Duty legend, Stephen GrahamCredit: FilmFour

Vicky McClure is one of the coolest things in Line Of Duty like DCI Kate Fleming.

However, the 37-year-old actress had a wild streak in her breakout role in the 2006 film This is England and the Channel 4 television series that followed, as Lol.

DCI Jo Davidson

DCI Jo Davidson seems gentle - but many people think she's not good

14

DCI Jo Davidson seems gentle – but many think she’s not goodCredit: BBC / World Productions
Kelly McDonald is one of the stars of the hit classic Trainspotting

14

Kelly McDonald is one of the stars of the hit classic TrainspottingCredit: Rex

She certainly seems certain on the ‘dodgy’ list but the AC-12 has yet to pin enough dirt on the Davidson to put her in (yet).

Kelly McDonald, the actress with whom she, has starred in everything from Nanny McPhee to Boardwalk Empire and Harry Potter.

But she was still famous when she appeared in the 1996 hit classic Trainspotting as Diane, a ruthless girl who ransomed Renton.

DC Jodie Taylor

Jodie Taylor was a thorn in the AC-12 faction in the final Line of Duty series

14

Jodie Taylor was a thorn in the AC-12 faction in the final Line of Duty seriesCredit: BBC
She has a very different role as Eloise Bridgerton in the Netflix hit drama

14

She has a very different role as Eloise Bridgerton in the Netflix hit dramaCredit: Splash

There was something like a revolving door between Line of Duty and Bridgerton, with no less than five stars appearing in both.

Most notably Claudia Jesse, who plays both the sassy businessman Eloise Bridgerton and Jodie in the series of stealthy four, who reported Kate’s activities to Roz Huntley.



RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments