Who else is in this James Nesbitt BBC drama?

Bloodlands, starring James Nesbitt, has an impressive cast and the crime drama starts tonight.

Read on to find out who is next to the Cold Feet star on Line Executive from Line Of Duty inventor Jed Mercurio.

What is Bloodlands about?

James plays lead detective Tom Brannick, who instantly links a car to that of a serial killer – known as Goliath – who went on a rampage two decades earlier.

The case has “enormous personal significance” for the detective and can help him to solve other crimes.

This gritty series is set in Belfast and has received critical acclaim.

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Who is occupied in the Bloodlands?

Bloodlands features a stellar cast that includes:

James Nesbitt


James Nesbitt stars in this exciting new series (Credit: BBC)

Cold Feet and the Hobbit star James Nesbitt play Detective Inspector Tom Brannick.

DCI Tom Brannick is forced to hunt down a serial killer who killed four people – including his wife – twenty years ago.

Speaking to the BBC, James described his new character: “As a veteran detective, Brannick has a foothold both in the past and in the present.

“He has hope for the future in his daughter’s potential, but he is prevented from moving forward by the resurrection of an assassin myth. a symbol of police collusion in past violence that has a deeply personal meaning. “

Charlene McKenna

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Actress Charlene has appeared in many Irish dramas (Credit: BBC)

Charlene plays Niamh McGovern, a detective who works directly with Tom. She urges Tom to investigate Goliath further despite his initial concerns.

This actress has also starred in Pure Mule, Raw, Whistleblower and had additional roles in Ripper Street and Vienna Blood.

Lorcan Cranitch

Lorcan on Bloodland
Actor Lorcan plays Tom’s boss (Image credit: BBC)

Lorcan plays Jackie Twomey, Tom’s boss who worked on the original Goliath case, but Tom is reluctant to revive the hunt.

You may have seen Lorcan like Parnell and the Englishwoman Cracker, Shackleton, Spooks and Waking The Dead.

Lisa Dwan

Lisa Dwan
Do you recognize Lisa from Top Boy? (Image credit: BBC)

Lisa Dwan plays Tori Matthews, a doctor who teaches Tom’s daughter in medical school. She brings her expertise to the table in Tom’s re-examination of Goliath.

This actress has appeared in Top Boy, Oliver Twist, Fair City, and Trust.

Ian McElhinney

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Actor Ian played Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones (Image Credit: BBC)

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Ian plays Adam Corey, the brother of a victim of Goliath. He is interviewed by Tom and Niamh.

He recently appeared in Derry Girls and also starred in Game of Thrones and The Fall.

Lola Petticrew

Lola Petticrew
Actress Lola plays Tom’s daughter (Image Credit: BBC)

Lola plays Tom’s daughter Izzy Brannick. She is studying medicine at Queen’s University.

Lola can be seen in other shows like Come Home, My Left Nut and also in the upcoming drama Anne Boleyn.

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