Daniel Mays is in the Line of Duty

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Daniel Mays is joining the cast of the BBC's hit police thriller Line of Duty.

The Great Fire, Mrs Biggs and Ashes to Ashes actor will appear in the third series of writer Jed Mercurio's acclaimed BBC2 drama as Sergeant Danny Waldron, the latest potentially bent cop to come under the eagle eye of anti-corruption officers Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure).

Waldron is described as the 'highly proficient leader of an armed response unit whose unpredictable behaviour is becoming a threat to colleagues and suspects'.

"I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the unbelievably talented cast of Line of Duty series three. Jed Mercurio has once again delivered a thrilling and emotionally raw script which I feel incredibly honoured to be a part of," says Danny.

The series has previously starred Lennie James and Keeley Hawes as the police officers under suspicion.


Caren Clark

Caren has been a journalist specializing in TV for almost two decades and is a Senior Features Writer for TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and What’s On TV magazines and she also writes for What to Watch.

Over the years, she has spent many a day in a muddy field or an on-set catering bus chatting to numerous stars on location including the likes of Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Jamie Dornan, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi as well as Hollywood actors such as Glenn Close and Kiefer Sutherland.

Caren will happily sit down and watch any kind of telly (well, maybe not sci-fi!), but she particularly loves period dramas like Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and The Crown and she’s also a big fan of juicy crime thrillers from Line of Duty to Poirot.

In her spare time, Caren enjoys going to the cinema and theatre or curling up with a good book.