The Line of Duty sixth star says she “really panicked” after watching the show before it was shot

Posted: Saturday, 6 March 2021 at 11:06 am

Line of Duty star Kelly Macdonald said she would no longer need to watch the BBC show before it began filming series six and revealed that she “really panicked” while she was the previous guest leads on the show saw who performed so brilliantly

The Scottish actress, who will guest star DCI Joanne Davidson on the upcoming Line of Duty series, told The Guardian that she saw the show to focus on the “very dense script” and “lots of dialogue “Prepare your

“I haven’t had that much dialogue in any job,” she said. “The work I did was emotional dialogue and that was something else – it’s information. My first thought was that this was really a challenge would be, and that’s probably a good thing, but I had to think about ”

Macdonald was aware of the Line of Duty’s popularity and reputation before it was cast, but had not seen it

After receiving the script for her first episode and being instantly “freaked out by the intensity,” she watched the BBC drama from the start for self-inspiration – but gave up the show in season four

“It was getting close to filming and I really panicked,” she explained, “And Thandie was so good!”

In the fourth series of Line of Duty, Thandie Newton starred as DCI Roz Huntley, an officer investigated by AC-12 after allegedly ill-treating forensic evidence in a serial killer case

Interestingly, Macdonald also mentioned that she knew of a person who was “offered and declined a role in a certain season” because it contained so much detail

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When Macdonald first met her character, who is being investigated by AC-12 in series six, she said that as screenwriter Jed Mercurio, she only released the scripts a few episodes before filming for actors and didn’t know exactly how good or bad DCI Joanne Davidson was when she was filming her scenes

“Jed had called my character enigmatic so I stuck to it,” she said, adding that while reading the script’s police jargon she had no idea what she was talking about most of the time. “We read through and it was pretty difficult I think we read three episodes, and in the end I was just a shell of a woman

“When my publicist sent me a list of things I could and couldn’t get done – to be honest, it’s the kind of detailed forensic policing that, even when I say the words, I’m only half aware of what I am my ”


In the sixth series, which will be released on Sunday the 21st March, the AC-12 Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) will return to investigate DCI Davidson along with a new collaborator DC Chloe Bishop ( Shalom Brune-Franklin)

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