Strike Troubled Blood cast: Who stars in the J.K. Rowling adaptation? | The Sun

Strike Troubled Blood cast: Who stars in the J.K. Rowling adaptation? | The Sun

12/11/2022

STRIKE Troubled Blood is back on BBC ONE and new faces join the cast.

Here is all you need to know about the actors who are portraying different characters in the J.K. Rowling adaptation.

Who is in the cast of Strike Troubled Blood?

Strike Troubled Blood will see Detective Strike investigate the disappearance of Margot Bamborough.

Margot went missing in 1974 under very mysterious circumstances.

Strike is ready to take on a very difficult 40-year-old case along with his partner Robin Ellacott.

Tom Burke

Tom Burke will take on the role of Cormoran Strike – a private detective visiting his family in Cornwall.

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He's approached by a woman who wants to find her mother, Margot Bamborough and he sets his mind on solving the cold 40-year-old case.

The English actor is known for the role of Athos in the BBC series The Musketeers.

He also made an appearance as Derek 'Dazzle' Jennings in Netflix's The Crown.

Holliday Grainger

Holliday Grainger will play the role of Robin Ellacott, who's working on Margot's case alongside Strike.

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Apart from the case, Robin is also caught up in the middle of a divorce and unwanted male attention, however, she is also trying to hide her feelings for Strike.

The English actress is known for many roles such as Estella in Great Expectations, Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias and DI Rachel Carey in The Capture.

She also played the character of Kate Beckett in BAFTA award-winning children's series Roger and the Rottentrolls.

Abigail Lawrie

Margot Bamborough went missing in 1974 following mysterious circumstances.

Her case involved many untrustworthy witnesses and a psycopath serial killer.

The Scottish actress has been in a series of shows such as The Casual Vacancy.

She also won a Scottish BAFTA for her appearance on Sky Atlantic's crime drama Tin Star.

Kerr Logan

Kerr Logan will play the role of Matthew Cunliffe.

Matthew is will soon become Robin's ex-husband after he cheated on her three times.

The Northern Irish actor made a brief appearance in Game of Thrones as Matthos Seaworth and you might have also caught him on Holby City as Connor Burns.

He also took part in Netflix's Alias Grace and BBC drama Showtrial.

Sarah Sweeney

Sarah Sweeney will play the role of Strike's sister Lucy.

Throughout the series, viewers will get to see Strike have a great relationship with his mother, however, Lucy is the opposite.

You might have seen Sarah on The Bastard Executioner or The Tempest.

She also made a brief appearance in an episode of Holby City as Emelia Munro.

Kierston Wareing

Leda Strike, Cormoran's mum, will be played Kierston Wareing.

Strike has a great relationship with his mother, even though she was missing for most of his childhood.

Kierston is not new to British TV, having had roles in popular soaps such as Hollyoaks and EastEnders.

She also featured on other shows such as Top Boy and Rise of the Footsoldier.

Samuel Oatley

The character of DI George Layborn will be played by Samuel Oatley.

The detective assists both Strike and Robin in the investigation after his father was the second detective to lead the case in the 1970s.

He is mostly known for his role in Doctor Who, Witless and New Tricks.

Jack Greenlees

Jack Greenlees will take on the role of ex-soldier Sam Barclay.

He used to serve in the army but now he takes on a role in Strike's agency with occasional work.

The Scottish actor starred in a series of shows such as Shetland and In Plain Sight.

He also played the role of Paul Mann in BBC One's The Trial of Christine Keeler.

Christina Cole

Christina Cole will play the role of Izzy Chiswell, the daughter of MP Jasper Chiswell.

Her father was blackmailed and then killed by his own son, Raphael.

Christina is famous for her role of Clarissa Payne on What A Girl Wants.

She also made an appearance in Suits as Dr Paula Agard in 17 episodes.

Ian Radford

Ian Radford will take on the role of Uncle Ted who's related to Strike.

He is struggling to cope with the fact that his wife is very ill.

Ian took part in many shows and on-stage plays, however, you probably know him from Coronation Street or EastEnders.

He also took part in films such as The Man with the Iron Heart and The Trial of the King Killers.

Ben Crompton

Ben Crompton takes on the role of Shanker, Strike's friend and former flatmate.

Shanker works in the illegal drugs trade and often helps his friend Strike to find out information about wanted people, however, it comes at a price.

Ben is mostly known for his role of Eddison Tollett in Game of Thrones.

He also starred in BBC Three's Man Stroke Woman which ran from 2005 till 2007.

Who else is in the cast?

Many people are in on Margot's disappearance.

Some of the cast that will also take on the roles of witnesses or criminals are:

  • Linda Bassett as Joan Nancarrow
  • Fionnula Flanagan as Oonagh Kennedy
  • Cherie Lunghi as Gloria Conti
  • Daniel Peacock as Nico 'Mucky' Ricci
  • Ruth Sheen as Pat Chauncey
  • Syrus Lowe as Max Priestwood
  • Carol Mac Ready as Irene Hickson
  • Sophie Ward as Anna Philips
  • Robin Askwith as Steve Douthwaite
  • Genevieve Hulme-Beaman as young Oonah
  • Philip Cornwell as Carl Oakden
  • Kenneth Cranham as Dennis Creed

When is Strike Troubled Blood on BBC One?

Strike Troubled Blood is back on BBC One on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

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The first episode of four will premiere at 9pm.

You can watch the episode after it airs and the others on BBC iPlayer as soon as they become available.

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