Sunderland's Laura Elphinstone to star in new ITV police drama Grace after previous roles in Line of Duty and Game of Thrones
She’s already been part of a complex case in Line of Duty, sung up for Military Wives and faced a typically grim end in Game of Thrones.
Now Sunderland actor Laura Elphinstone will be seen on screen tonight as she takes on another cop role in ITV’s new crime drama Grace.
As Detective Sergeant Bella Moy she stars alongside John Simm in the lead role of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace in the screenplay of Peter James’ Dead Simple, the debut novel in the series.
It will air from 8pm to 10pm today, Sunday, March 14, and will be followed by an adaptation of Looking Good Dead later in the year.
Laura, who is from the High Barnes area, played Detective Inspector Michelle Brandyce in series five of Line of Duty, and was in the last season of Game of Thrones when she was burned alive by a dragon at the hands of Daenerys Targaryen.
She also appeared in the HBO Sky Atlantic drama Chernobyl and in the film Military Wives, which was set for a cinema release before the pandemic hit and was made available online.
Ahead of tonight’s show, she shared a publicity shot of her as Det Sgt Moy and said: “Here’s me doing some of my best police like looks in #grace if you love a crime drama based on great books by
@peterjamesuk tune into @ITV tonight at 8pm.
"If you don’t be prepared for me to do this look in your general direction.”
The Brighton-set story follows the investigation into the disappearance of a groom on the property developer’s stag night.
A preview says: “Together with colleagues Detective Constable Emma Jane Boutwood, Detective Constable Nick Nicholl and Detective Sergeant Bella Moy, Grace and Branson work to piece together the
groom-to-be’s movements the night he disappeared.
"With the wedding only days away the clock is ticking.
"As Grace’s fierce instincts and dogged determination start to unravel the events of the fateful stag night, it becomes clear that there are those who know more than they are letting on and what initially seemed to be a simple missing persons enquiry, may now, in fact, be something far more sinister.”
The show has been adapted by screenwriter Russell Lewis, who created Endeavour and has worked on Morse, Lewis, Murphy’s Law and Kavanagh QC.