Bloodlands is a brand-new BBC drama starring James Nesbitt in the leading role. He is joined by an all-star cast in the detective thriller series. Here’s everything you need to know about them, including what you might recognise them from.
Who is in the cast of Bloodlands?
Tom Brannick – James Nesbitt
James Nesbitt plays Tom Brannick who has been a policeman for over two decades.
In the series, he finds himself drawn into solving a cold case when a new piece of evidence comes to light.
Speaking about his role to the BBC, he said: “He’s a decent man, someone who has known real tragedy during the Troubles.
“When the name ‘Goliath’ comes up, an assassin possibly in the police force, we find out that one of the victims was his wife, Emma.”
Nesbitt broke through into television by playing Adam Williams in Cold Feet.
However, he is also known for The Hobbit, Waking Ned, Lucky Man and Murphy’s Law.
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Tori Matthews – Lisa Dwan
Lisa Dwan plays a doctor called Tori Matthews who ends up meeting Tom’s daughter when teaching at Queen’s University.
Speaking about her part, she said: “Tori Matthews is a bright and friendly doctor who has returned to Belfast after living several years abroad to look after her ailing mother.
“She begins teaching at Queen’s University, where she runs into Tom’s daughter.
“She is smart, inquisitive and resourceful with a painful past.”
Irish actor Dwan is best known for playing Lizzie in Top Boy, as well as roles in Rock Rivals and Fair City.
Adam Cory – Ian McElhinney
Adam Cory is one of Goliath’s victims’ family who provided information on the case.
Viewers may recognise him best as Grandad Joe in Derry Girls but he has also starred in Game of Thrones and The Fall.
Izzy Brannick – Lola Petticrew
Lola Petticrew stars as Tom’s daughter Izzy Brannick who is currently studying medicine.
She is best known for the film Dating Amber but has also starred in Come Home and My Left Nut.