The Suspect cast: Who is starring in the ITV drama? | The Sun
THE Suspect is ITV's latest crime drama – and it follows the story of a clinical phycologist who finds himself caught up in an unsettling murder investigation.
But who is starring in the ITV drama? Here's everything you need to know.
Who is in the cast of The Suspect?
The cast of The Suspect includes many famous faces – and TV favourites.
And that it comes as no surprise as the producers of BBC's Line of Duty and Vigil were in charge of this project.
Here's everything you need to know.
Actor Aidan Turner is best known for starring as Ross Poldark in BBC One's Poldark.
You may also recognise him for his roles in The Clinic, Being Human and Desperate Romantics.
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He has also starred in the historical drama Leonardo and mystery thriller And Then There Were None, before playing Kíli in the Hobbit franchise.
Turner has been cast as The Suspects leading character Dr Joe O'Loughlin – a clinic psychologist caught up in a murder case, whose once picture perfect life slowly begins to unravel.
Speaking about his latest role, Turner said: "I am thrilled to be taking on the complex and demanding role of Joseph O’Loughlin, a man with so much to give but so much to lose, and a hidden darker side."
Parkes will play The Suspect's police detective, DI Ruiz – who has been solving murders for years and has seen his fair share of senseless crime.
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He first rose to fame after appearing in 1999's Human Traffic – and ever since he has been a constant on our screens.
But many of you may recognise him from his appearances in Doctor Who, Casanova, Notes on a Scandal, The Mummy Returns and Lock, Stock.
As well asBBC Two's Moses Jones before taking on roles in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, ITV's Identity, Death in Paradise, Silent Witness and Line of Duty.
Speaking about The Suspect's gripping storyline, he said: "I could not work out what was going to happen. All I knew was there was something more going on here. As soon as I read that, I was in.
''And you really don’t know who is responsible for this murder, as it unfolds you realise, ‘Wow’. That a story like this can happen you have people who really are that devious in their thinking."
Mohindra was cast in The Suspect as DI Devi – a detective who is relatively new to murder, with this being only her fourth case.
But this British actress is best known for her roles in The Sarah Jane Adventures, The Inbetweeners, Law & Order: UK, Beaver Falls and Legends of Tomorrow.
She has also appeared in Bodyguard, Wild Bill, Dark Heart, Doctor Who and more recently Vigil as Surgeon Lieutenant Tiffany Docherty.
Speaking on her character Anjli Mohindra says: “Devi is a hot shot police detective sergeant who hasn’t quite found her tribe yet. She wants to climb the ranks within the police force but murder isn’t necessarily where she wants to end up.
''It’s a stepping stone for her to get to the next level of her career. She is incredibly tenacious and super smart. There’s an awareness that she is fast tracking her way up the ladder.
“She is partnered with Detective Inspector Vince Ruiz, played by Shaun Parkes. He’s a bit of a maverick cop who likes to do things based on instinct while she is very by the book. So they make a very unlikely duo.”
Many of you may recognise actress Angela Griffin from TV favourites such as Coronation Street, Waterloo Road and Mount Pleasant.
As well asMidsomer Murders, Turn Up Charlie, White Lines, Choose or Die and Channel 4's Help.
But she's now stepping back into the world of TV crime as she plays Melinda in The Suspect – an old colleague of Joe's from his younger days of practising psychology, and he needs her help, but first their past needs to be revisited.
Who else is in the cast?
The cast also stars Adam James as Dr Gerald Jack Owens – a consultant neurologist and Dr Joesph's best friend.
Camilla Beeput as Julianne O'Loughlin – Joesph's devoted wife and mother of his daughter, Charlie.
And Bobby Schofield as Bobby Moran – whose character remains a mystery, but can be seen attending Dr Joesph's practice.
When is The Suspect on ITV?
The first episode of this five-part series airs on ITV on Monday, August 29, 2022 – at 9pm.
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A further four episodes will follow over subsequent weeks.
All episodes are also available on ITV hub shortly after they have been broadcast.
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