Who is she and what was she in before?

Manhunt: The Night Stalker continues on ITV1 this week, with Martin Clunes repeating his role as DCI Colin Sutton – but who plays his wife, Louise Sutton?

What was the actress Claudie Blakley before? And is she connected to Alice in The Vicar of Dibley?

Here is everything you need to know.


Martin Clunes as DCI Sutton and Claudie Blakley as Louise Sutton in Manhunt (Image: ITV1)

Read more: Manhunt Series 2: Martin Clunes Is Acclaimed As DCI Colin Sutton On His Return

Who plays Martin Clunes’ wife in Manhunt: The Night Stalker?

Claudie Blakley plays the wife of Martin Clunes in the second season of Manhunt.

The actress repeats her role as Colin Sutton’s wife Louise Sutton in the ITV1 drama.

Claudie’s character Louise works for Surrey Police.

In Manhunt’s first series, we learn that she was removed from the Milly Dowler case because she couldn’t be trusted to share information about it with her husband.

Louise is supposed to work as an analyst for the Surrey Police Department.

A profile on LinkedIn suggests that Louise was a crime analysis analyst for the West Yorkshire Police Department for three years.

She then worked as an intelligence analyst with the Kent Police Department for seven months before joining the Surrey Police Department.

What was Claudie Blakley before?

Claudie has been on our television screens since 1996 when she appeared as Sandra in No Bananas.

The actress has appeared in films such as Touching Evil, The Bill, Gosford Park and Mr. Charity throughout her long career.

However, she is probably best known for her role as Emma Timmins in the BBC drama series Lark Rise to Candleford.

From 2007 to 2009 she also played Martha in Cranford.

Claudie has also appeared in Flesh and Blood, Grantchester, Cranford and Playing the Field.

Claudie Blakley
Claudie Blakley plays Martin Clunes’ wife Louise Sutton in Manhunt (Image: Splash)

Read more: Manhunt: The Night Stalker: Who is DCI Colin Sutton and where is he now?

Manhunt Martin Clune’s wife – is she connected to Alice in The Vicar of Dibley?

Emma Chambers played the popular character Alice Tinker in the cast of The Vicar of Dibley.

There is actually no connection between Emma Chambers and Claudie Blakley.

Though TV fans have often mistaken the two because of their similarities.

Look for one and often a picture of the other actress pops up instead.

Unfortunately, Emma Chambers died in February 2018 at the age of 53.

She died of a heart attack.

Manhunt Martin Clune’s wife: How old is Claudie Blakley?

Claudie Blakley was born on January 4, 1974 in Easthampstead, Berkshire.

She is currently 47 years old.

Appearances are in Claudie’s blood.

Her father Alan Blakley was a musician and a member of the 60s chart-topping The Tremeloes.

Now her mother, Lin Bkley, is the actress who played Pam Coker in EastEnders.

Claudie’s older sister Kirsten is the lead singer of the indie band Little Spitfire.

Emma Chambers as Alice Tinker in Vicar of Dibley
Emma Chambers as Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley (Image: BBC One)

She is married? Does she have children?

Claudie, who plays Martin Clunes’ wife in Manhunt, is married to Ross Anderson.

He is a Scottish born actor who appeared as Douglas Stewart in Des.

Ross also played PC Richard Bran in Three Girls and Private Lomax in Privates.

Claudie and Ross, 34, live in Surrey with their young daughter Mabel, now three.

The search will continue on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 9 p.m. on ITV1.

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