Vicky McClure, Adrian Lester and Kerry Godliman star in Jed Mercurio’s ITV thriller
Vicky McClure in Trigger Point (Credit: ITV)
Trigger Point looks to be ITV’s answer to Line of Duty. It’s a suspenseful thriller about a group of bomb disposal specialists during a counterterrorism operation in London, starring Vicky McClure and
Trigger Points start on Sunday, January 23 at 9pm on ITV and continue weekly thereafter.
Here’s everything you need to know about the cast of Trigger Point.
Who is she playing with? McClure plays Lana Washington, a bomb disposal expert who served in Afghanistan. She is very close friends with Joel Nutkins, another “exhibitor” on her team.
Where do I know her from? You most likely know McClure from her lead role in Line of Duty, although you may also recognize her from This is England or I Am Victoria.
If I enjoyed her performance in this one, what should I check out next? McClure plays the supporting role, not the lead, but you might like Alex Rider – a surprisingly well-made action thriller that rarely feels constrained by its YA roots.
Who is he playing with? Adrian Lester plays Joel Nutkins, a bomb disposal expert who has been Lana Washington’s friend and mentor since they served together in Afghanistan.
Where do I know him from? Lester is a brilliant actor, so you might know him for all sorts of projects, but his most famous role by far is still Mickey Blue in Hustle.
If I like his performance in this match, what should I check next? It’s more of a psychological thriller than an action flick like Trigger Point, but Lester gave a great performance over John Simm in the 2018 trilogy of Trauma.
Who is he playing with? Brown made his debut in the second episode of Trigger Point, as Karl Maguire.
Where do I know him from? Again, everything – Brown is one of those very believable, “man of that” actors who has appeared in everything from Doctor Who, Luther to Strike Back.
If I liked his performance in this match, what should I check next? Brown is also set to appear in Respondent, where he plays some sort of villain opposite Martin Freeman’s emergency response officer – Respondents are worth checking out when that started.
Who is she playing with? Godliman will play Sonya Reeves, a forensic expert who works on the same team as Lana Washington and Joel Nutkins.
Where do I know her from? You may recognize Godliman from her appearances on various panel shows – she is best known as a stand-up comic and previously competed on Taskmaster – or has Possibly from her role in Ricky Gervais ‘After Life’.
If I enjoyed her performance in this one, what should I check out next? She is best known as the comic, but you might be interested in Godliman’s more dramatic turn in Whitstable pearls.
Who is she playing with? Virk plays Samira Desai, one of the Met Police specialists involved in the case.
Where do I know her from? Virk has previously appeared in The Beast Must Die and Midsomer Murders. You may also know her from her short films Forgive and Out of Darkness.
If I like her performance here, should I see her in a sequel? You should check out Peter Kosminsky’s Britz, which has some similar ideas to Trigger Point – Virk, who co-stars with young Riz Ahmed, delivers a really great performance. She is so much the anchor of the whole thing, it wouldn’t work anywhere near without her.
Who is he playing with? Stanley plays DI Thom Youngblood, a Metropolitan cop who is particularly close to Lana Washington.
Where do I know him from? Stanley starred in a lot of period dramas, so you might not recognize him in Trigger Point’s present-day London, but he’s appeared in Game of Thrones, Sanditon and Channel 5 recently Anne Boleyn story.
Who is he playing with? Shango plays Danny, a new and relatively inexperienced rookie on the bomb disposal team.
Who wrote and directed Trigger Point?
The series is directed by Gilles Bannier and Jenny Darnell, who have directed episodes of Quest Line.
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