Line of Duty’s latest cast addition to series 5 is causing quite the stir.
Anna Maxwell Martin is playing tough Detective Chief Superintendent Patricia Carmichael, whose icy performance in episode 5 (Sunday, April 28th) has sent viewers spinning.
But who is Anna and what else has she been in?
Read on to find out everything you need to know about the actress who has got the nation talking!
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Anna Maxwell Martin: bio
Anna is a 41-year-old actress originally from Beverly in Yorkshire.
And since then, Anna has had an extensive career working in television, film and theatre.
What else has Anna been in?
Some of Anna’s most notable roles come from her TV performances.
These include roles in Doctor Who, Bleak House – for which she won the BAFTA TV Best Actress award – and Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.
However, she has also starred in major films such as Enduring Love alongside Daniel Craig and it was during the filming that Anna met her husband!
Who is Anna’s husband?
Anna Maxwell Martin is married to 62-year-old South African film director Roger Michell and the couple have two children together, Nancy and Maggie.
But he was previously married to another actress, Kate Buffrey, and the couple separated in 2002.
Roger Michell has directed numerous Hollywood films including Changing Lanes, Enduring Love and the legendary Notting Hill!
Anna on joining Line of Duty
She is clearly a fan of the show and did not hide her excitement when sharing the news about her role!
Speaking about playing Patricia Carmichael, Anna said: “I’ve been a fan of Line of Duty for years, so was dead chuffed to be part of series five.”
However, Anna has been reluctant to share any details of what her “pivotal” role in the last two episodes of the show will be.
So we will just have to wait and see!
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Reactions to Anna on Line of Duty
Fans of the hit BBC show were blown away by Anna’s icy performance as DCS Carmichael.
In her attempt to bring down Edward Hastings (played by Adrian Dunbar), some fans have even theorised Anna could be playing the mysterious ‘H’.
Check out some of the best Twitter reactions to Patricia Carmichael below!
— adam bakewell (@adam_bakewell14) April 28, 2019
— Antonia Wilkins (@antoniawilkins) April 29, 2019
Much as I hate Patricia Carmichael, Anna Maxwell Martin is KILLING it. Could she be H? Middle name…Helen? #LineOfDuty
— 𝕽𝖆𝖛𝖊𝖓 𝖂𝖔𝖑𝖋 🐺 (@ravenwolf68) April 28, 2019
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