Suspect FIRST LOOK: James Nesbitt and Richard E. Grant star in new Channel 4 drama


James Nesbitt is set to star as a veteran detective alongside Richard E. Grant and Ben Miller in a new Channel 4 drama. 

The Cold Feet star, 56, will star in the leading role called Danny Frater who identifies his daughter’s body when he thinks he’s doing a routine ID check.  

It is then when Danny is left distraught when he realises the young woman in the mortuary is his young estranged daughter Christina. 

First look: James Nesbitt, 56, is set to star as a veteran detective alongside Richard E. Grant, 64, and Ben Miller in a new Channel 4 drama

First look: James Nesbitt, 56, is set to star as a veteran detective alongside Richard E. Grant, 64, and Ben Miller in a new Channel 4 drama

The post mortem then reveals that Christina has committed suicide, leaving Danny utterly devastated and seeking answers.

Danny and Christina had a complicated father-daughter relationship in recent years, but he refuses to accept that she would have ended her own life. 

He then set out on a mission for the truth and retraced the last days and hours of her life to discover what happened to his child.   

Danny then comes investigates those closest to his daughter including her partner Nicola (Niamh Algar), and her best friend, Maia (Antonia Thomas). 

New: The Cold Feet star will star in the leading role called Danny Frater who identifies his daughter Christina's body when he thinks he's doing a routine ID check; pictured 2019

New: The Cold Feet star will star in the leading role called Danny Frater who identifies his daughter Christina’s body when he thinks he’s doing a routine ID check; pictured 2019

He also gets in contact with her business partner, Jaisal (Sacha Dhawan), her godfather, Ryan (Sam Heughan), her mentor, Harry (Richard E. Grant) and finally her mother, Susannah and Danny’s ex-wife (Anne-Marie Duff). 

 It is after these intense exchanges that he learns about her descent into delinquency. 

The story then follows Danny have to confront his own failings as a father while trying to make sense of the contradictory evidence.   

He has to then decided who, if anyone is responsible for Christina’s death. 

Ensemble cast: Richard (pictured, 2021) plays Christina's mentor in the new show

Ensemble cast: Richard (pictured, 2021) plays Christina’s mentor in the new show 

Also appearing in the series is Jackie (Joely Richardson), the pathologist who carries out the post-mortem on Christina’s body and Richard (Ben Miller) Danny’s Detective Superintendent boss. 

Discussing his character, James previously said: ‘I could relate to Danny, with his flaws, vulnerabilities and the devastating situation he faces, from the very first moment I picked up the script.

‘Each episode of Suspect is an intensely theatrical double-hander, a psychological battle of wits between Danny and another character who may know something about his daughter’s untimely death. 

‘I really can’t wait to lock horns with my fellow cast members and to lead this incredible array of acting talent.’

Star-studded: While Ben plays Danny's Detective Superintendent boss

Star-studded: While Ben plays Danny’s Detective Superintendent boss

James’ return to the screen comes months after he explained his unusual eyebrows during an appearance on The One Show in October, revealing he’s secretly living with alopecia that has impacted his eyebrow and beard growth. 

The Cold Feet actor’s unusual look led viewers to speculate on social media why his trademark bushy eyebrows had dramatically changed shape. 

But MailOnline can reveal he was sporting fake eyebrows applied by the hair and make-up team on his latest filming role, having just come off set. 

A source close to the Irish star said: ‘James has no issue at all with having Alopecia.  He’s been living with it for some time and it does not affect his life in any way.

‘James has never tried to hide it while away from filming. But when he’s in character, it’s normal for make-up to be applied on that area where there is now no hair.’ 

James lives with the condition called Alopecia Areata which is considered a common but unpredictable autoimmune ailment which affects two per cent of the population in the UK.

It causes hair loss on the scalp, face and other areas of the body but in James’s case, the condition only impacts his eyebrows and small parts of his beard. 

However, it was not a factor behind his highly-publicised hair transplants, of which he’s believed to have had six – costing £20,000 each. 

Back then: James' return to the screen comes months after he explained his unusual eyebrows during an appearance on The One Show in October, revealing he's secretly living with alopecia that has impacted his eyebrow and beard growth

Back then: James’ return to the screen comes months after he explained his unusual eyebrows during an appearance on The One Show in October, revealing he’s secretly living with alopecia that has impacted his eyebrow and beard growth 

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