Last week, I talked of the familiar folks from Dancing On The Edge. This week, let’s look at the Masterpiece follow-up, The Tunnel. The series is adapted from the Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge and follows two detectives (one French, one English) as they track down a killer who terrorizes two nations. The show may not boast many actors you’ve seen before (definitely not as many as Dancing On The Edge) but there are a few.
We’ll start with the two leads – Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy – who play police detectives Karl Rosebuck and Elise Wassermann. Both actors have appeared in series UNC-TV has broadcast before. Poésy was Isabelle in Birdsong on Masterpiece and Queen Isabella in Richard II on Great Performances in The Hollow Crown series. Dillane was Jonathan Byrne in The Rector’s Wife, Karenin in Anna Karenina, Edward Cazelet on The Cazelets -and Schmidt in God On Trial, all on Masterpiece.
The only other name of note is Angel Coulby who plays Laura Roebuck on The Tunnel. You definitely know Coulby if you watch the entirety of UNC-TV’s Sunday night line-up since she plays lead singer Jessie Taylor on Dancing On The Edge.
Like I said, not that many faces but enough to notice.
Got a face you can’t place from one of the plethora of programs UNC-TV airs from the UK? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try to help out.