Line Of Duty cast: Who stars in season six?

BOMBSHELLS and plot twists are in store for Line of Duty fans eagerly awaiting season six.

The cult-favourite detective drama returns tonight, Sunday, April 4, with many familiar faces – and some brand new characters…

Who is in the cast of Line of Duty season 6?

AC-12 – the police anti-corruption unit – is back investigating bent coppers.

Series creator and sole writer Jed Mercurio says he finds it "incredibly rewarding" to know that fans have been dying to know what happens next in the cult BBC show.

Here's who stars in Line of Duty season six:

Kelly Macdonald as DCI Joanne Davidson

Kelly McDonald is a new face on Line Of Duty.

She is joining series six as DCI Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder, who is being looked at by AC-12.

Kelly shot to fame when she starred in Trainspotting in 1996, when she was 20, playing Diane.

In 2019 Kelly starred in the BBC series The Victim alongside John Hannah. as well as Giri/Haji in which she played Sarah.

Martin Compston as DS Steve Arnott

Martin had parts in The Royal and Casualty before landing his role in Line Of Duty.

He also starred as Dr Robert Traill in series two of Victoria.

And in 2018 he played Earl of Bothwell in the Oscar-nominated Mary Queen Of Scots alongside Margot Robbie.

Martin was also cast as Burnham in The Aftermath starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard.

The Scotsman has been busy while waiting for series six of Line Of Duty, starring in The Nest and Traces.

Martin told The Times that "it can be tough but it's also a blessing" playing the cop.

Vicky McClure as DI Kate Fleming

Vicky appeared as the co-lead of the BBC One psychological thriller The Replacement where she played mysterious and cunning maternity leave cover worker Paula.

She also featured in the 2013 Jason Statham action film Hummingbird.

In 2008 Vicky featured in the critically panned comedy-drama Filth And Wisdom – directed by music legend Madonna.

In 2020 she appeared as Mrs Jones in the spy thriller Alex Rider based on the books by Anthony Horowitz.

New Line Of Duty hunk Perry Fitzpatrick has recently hinted at on-screen fling with Vicky McClure in season six.

Adrian Dunbar as Superintendent Ted Hastings

Adrian Dunbar has had roles in TV shows such as Inspector Morse, Cracker and Murphy's Law.

He starred as Martin Summers, the main antagonist in the BBC One drama Ashes To Ashes.

He also appeared in the last ever episode of A Touch Of Frost as well as popping up in Death In Paradise.

Adrian has also been busy during breaks from filming Line Of Duty, appearing in season two of Blood in 2020.

The Irish actor is keen for Gary Oldman and Dame Judi Dench to feature in the hit BBC series.

Shalom Brune-Franklin as DC Chloe Bishop

Shalom Brune-Franklin is new to the Line Of Duty cast.

The young actress starred in BBC political drama Roadkill alongside Hugh Laurie.

Shalom is known for playing Private Maisie Richards in the BBC series Our Girl.

She also plays Morgan le Fay in Netflix's series Cursed alongside Katherine Langford.

Anneika Rose as PC Farida Jatri

Anneika Rose is also new to the cast.

She starred in Channel 4's comedy-drama series Ackley Bridge.

Rose also had a role Deadwater Fell, in which David Tennant starred.

Before that, she appeared in TV series The Feed.

Nigel Boyle as Superintendent Ian Buckells

Nigel Boyle is reprising his role as Ian Buckells for season six.

He is well known for his role in BBC's medical drama Doctors.

In 2020, the actor played Clive Miller in Silent Witness and was Mr Hamley in Small Axe.

Perry Fitzpatrick as Lomax

Perry Fitzpatrick has previously played TDC Gary Roscoe in Channel 5's police series Suspects.

He appeared in Channel 4's  I Am short series.

You may also recognise him from Channel 4 sitcom Drifters and he played Chris Webster in the Downton Abbey film.

Perry had a busy 2020, appearing in Cursed, Man Like Mobeen and We Hunt Together.

Prasanna Puwanarajah

Prasanna Puwanarajah is an actor known primarily for his role in Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned.

Before that, he appeared in legal drama Silk as Dr Malik.

He also had a recurring role in British medical drama Critical and was on our screens in 2019 as Ashley in Defending The Guilty and Major Taylor in World On Fire.

Andi Osho as Gail Vella

Andi Osho is a comedian who has moved into acting after appearing in comedy shows including Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and John Bishop's Only Joking.

She is best known for her role as Arabella's therapist, Carrie, in I May Destroy You. 

She has played a nurse and midwife in EastEnders as well as a trainee in Holby City.

Osho is also a novelist, and has penned a book named Asking For a Friend.

When is Line Of Duty season six on TV?

Series six of Line Of Duty returns tonight, Sunday, April 11 2021, on BBC1.

It will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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