Who plays Bella Moy in Grace? Laura Elphinstone from Line of Duty!

Grace is the latest detective drama to take over the Sunday night feature slot on ITV1, kicking off its first film Dead Simple this weekend – but who is playing DS Bella Moy in Grace?

Viewers will recognize Laura Elphinstone for her previous role on Line of Duty – and for THIS scene with Kate Fleming.

In ITVs Grace, she portrays the policewoman Bella, who helps the title character Roy Grace solve crimes.

Here is everything you need to know!


Grace kicks off her first film, Dead Simple, based on the Peter James book of the same name (Credit: ITV1).

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Who plays Bella Moy in Grace?

Sunderland-born Laura Elphinstone plays DS Bella Moy in ITV’s Grace.

Bella helps DS Roy Grace and DS Glenn Branston as they investigate the death of a future groom on his stag.

Wealthy businessman Michael Harrison disappears at night – and four of his friends are dead.

Was it a wrong deer prank? Or something much more sinister?

Dead Simple is the first adaptation of ITV1’s adaptations of Peter James’ famous Roy Grace novels.

The second Looking Good Dead will air later that year with the same line-up of police officers.

Laura Elphinstone in Call the Midwife
Laura Elphinstone as Crystal in Call the Midwife (Image Credit: BBC One)

Who plays DS Bella Moy in Grace? What else was Laura Elphinstone in?

Laura Elphinstone is one of those faces you know from numerous top TV shows and movies.

She has appeared on our television screens alongside Gemma Arterton and Eddie Redmayne since her first role as Car Darch in the adaptation of Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

She played in Doctors, Holby City, Vera and Peterloo.

The jobbing actress was the 70th actress to give birth to longtime Call the Midwife in 2017.

Laura portrayed Michelle Brandyce in Line of Duty (see below), Nora in Game of Thrones, and Oksana in Chenorbyl.

She also played Helen in the 2019 film Military Wives and Tilly in Des.

She is also a well-respected stage actress.

Laura Elphistone in THIS Line of Duty scene

Line of Duty fans will surely know Laura as Michelle in the fifth series of the BBC One Cop drama.

Laura’s character bore the brunt of one of the most edgy lines ever delivered in the great series.

Those watching from home cheered when DS Kate Fleming said to Jobsworth Brandyce, “Now stop making one [bleep] of yourself and [bleep] out.”

Mic drop, Kate!

Will Grace be back? What is the second film about?

ITV has already made the second of Peter James’ famous Roy Grace novels.

Looking Good Dead will air later this year with the same cast of Cops.

It follows DS Grace and DS Branston as they investigate the death of a young woman whose body was found butchered in Brighton.

Of course, Roy Grace can’t help but think about his own missing wife and her unsolved fate.

Elsewhere in town, Tom Bryce finds a disk on a train and simply tries to do the right thing by giving it back to its owner.

But this attempted act of kindness makes him the sole witness to the same vicious murder …


Grace will air on ITV1 on Sunday March 14, 2021 at 8 p.m. The second film, Looking Good Dead, will air later that year.

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