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.

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 3:40 pm

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.

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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.

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

Laura Elphinstone staring in one of her scenes in ITV drama Grace.

@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.

Richie Campbell as Detective Sergeant Glenn Branson and John Simm as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace in ITV's new drama Grace, an adaptation of the Peter James books Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead.

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.”

Sunderland actor Laura Elphinstone appears in Grace as Detective Sergeant Bella Moy.

The show has been adapted by screenwriter Russell Lewis, who created Endeavour and has worked on Morse, Lewis, Murphy’s Law and Kavanagh QC.

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A scene from Dead Simple, the first of the Peter James books to be adapted for ITV, staring John Simm as Det Supt Roy Grace, Laura Elphinstone as Det Sgt Bella Moy, Richie Campbell as Det Sgt Glenn Branson and and Matt Stokoe as Mark.
Laura Elphinstone, left, in a scene from Grace.