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Prime Suspect 6

Who's Who

Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren is an internationally acclaimed actress and twice an Academy Award nominee (Calendar Girls, Gosford Park, The Madness Of King George). Link to Helen Mirren Profile and Interview.


Detective Chief Inspector Simon Finch

Ben Miles

Tennison's high flying junior colleague

Ben Miles has been seen in the films The Wings of the Dove and The Affair of the Necklace and on television in The Forsyte Saga, Series I and II (as Montague Dartie). He plays Patrick ("a complete himbo") in the award-winning BBC hit Coupling.


Detective Chief Superintendent Larry Hall

Mark Strong

Tennison's boss

Londoner Mark Strong attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has performed with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and has been nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award. He has also appeared in Prime Suspect 3, Anna Karenina and The Jury, as well as in many films.


Detective Sergeant Alun Simms

Robert Pugh

Originally from Pembrokeshire, Wales, Robert Pugh has appeared in films (The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill..., Master and Commander), on television (A Dance to the Music of Time, Sword of Honour) and on stage (The Iceman Cometh at London's Almeida Theater).


Detective Constable Lorna Greaves

Tanya Moodie

Active on stage with Peter Brook, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, Tanya Moodie has also appeared as Geraldine in the ITV comedy Dr Willoughby and in the television mini-series NeverWhere and A Respectable Trade.


Robert West

Liam Cunningham

An old flame of Tennison's, a journalist with experience of Bosnia

A native of Dublin, Liam Cunningham worked for a time as an electrician. His television credits include Shooting the Past; his film credits include A Little Princess and Dog Soldiers.


Samira Blekic

The victim, a Bosnian Muslim, an illegal immigrant


Stephen Abacha

Femi Oguns

The last person to see Samira alive, a co-worker


Jasmina Blekic

Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Samira's sister

An experienced actress, Ingeborga Dapkunaite is a native of Vilnius, Soviet Union (now Lithuania). She has appeared in the films Mission: Impossible and Seven Years in Tibet and can be seen in Masterpiece Theatre's The Lost Prince as the Tsarina Alexandra.


Kasim Ibhrahimavic

Rad Lazar

Involved with the Balkan Mafia and cigarette smuggling


Duscan Zigic

Velibor Topic

A Bosnian Serb, the driver of the van

Velibor Topic appeared in Masterpiece Theatre's The Railway Children as Mr. Szczepansky.


Milan Lukic

Oleg Menshikov

An interpreter, living under a new identity in London

A native of Moscow, Oleg Menshikov received the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1992 (1991 season) for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in When She Danced and he won the 1997 Nika Award for Best Actor for Prisoner of the Mountains. He has an extensive background in theater and film.



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