Kelly Macdonald Joins ‘Line Of Duty’ For Season 6

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19 Nov 19

Kelly Macdonald Joins ‘Line Of Duty’ For Season 6

‘Trainspotting’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ star Kelly Macdonald has joined the cast of Line Of Duty as “guest lead” in Season 6 of the hit UK drama the BBC has announced.

Macdonald is set to play Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder, whose unconventional conduct raises suspicions at AC-12. She joins Martin Compston who plays D.S. Steve Arnott, Vicky McClure as D.C. Kate Fleming, and Adrian Dunbar, who portrays Superintendent Ted Hastings, in the upcoming 6th Season.

“We’re honoured that Kelly Macdonald will join Martin, Vicky and Adrian in series six of Line Of Duty,” commented creator and showrunner, Jed Mercurio. “DCI Joanne Davidson will prove the most enigmatic adversary AC-12 have ever faced.”

Kelly Macdonald first shot to fame in playing Diane in Danny Boyle’s ‘Trainspotting’, and has since gone on to a long and varied career. She has starred in movies such as ‘Gosford Park’, ‘Nanny McPhee’ and ‘No Country for Old Men’, along with tv shows such as ‘State of Play’, ‘Giri/Haji’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’.

“We’re delighted that Kelly Macdonald is coming on board for series six,” adds Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. “She’s one of the UK’s most versatile actors and we’re excited for viewers to see what Jed’s scripts have in store for her when she joins the Line Of Duty team.”

‘Line Of Duty’ Season 5 concluded back in May, with the series finale becoming the most-watched programme of the year so far, landing a 28-day figure of 13.7 million viewers across all TV and online viewing.

We don’t know exactly when Line Of Duty‘ Season 6 will premiere, but we’re expecting it sometime in 2020. We’ll let you know when we hear more.