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Former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie, becomes a private investigator.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jason Isaacs ...  Jackson Brodie 9 episodes, 2011-2013
Amanda Abbington ...  Louise Munroe 9 episodes, 2011-2013
Zawe Ashton ...  Deborah Arnold 9 episodes, 2011-2013
Millie Innes Millie Innes ...  Marlee Brodie 8 episodes, 2011-2013
Natasha Little ...  Julia Land 5 episodes, 2011-2013
Kirsty Mitchell ...  Josie Brodie 4 episodes, 2011
Edward Corrie Edward Corrie ...  Marcus Stewart 4 episodes, 2011
Maarten Stevenson ...  Archie Munroe 4 episodes, 2011
Rory Barraclough Rory Barraclough ...  Young Jackson 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Paterson Joseph ...  Patrick Carter 3 episodes, 2011-2013
Allan Lindsay Allan Lindsay ...  Francis Brodie 3 episodes, 2011
Fenella Woolgar ...  Amelia Land 2 episodes, 2011
Gwyneth Keyworth ...  Reggie Teague 2 episodes, 2011
Adam Godley ...  Martin Canning 2 episodes, 2011
Neve McIntosh ...  Joanna Hunter 2 episodes, 2011
Sylvia Syms ...  Binky Rain 2 episodes, 2011
Emilio Doorgasingh ...  Minyawi 2 episodes, 2013
Keith Allen ...  Richard Moat 2 episodes, 2011
Phil Davis ...  Theo Wyre 2 episodes, 2011
Tom Goodman-Hill ...  Neil Hunter 2 episodes, 2011
Dawn Steele ...  Charlotte McGill 2 episodes, 2013
Marion Bailey ...  Gloria Hatter 2 episodes, 2011
Aisling Loftus ...  Lily Rose 2 episodes, 2011
Sheila Reid ...  Ms MacDonald 2 episodes, 2011
Rose Leslie ...  Laura Wyre 2 episodes, 2011
Neil McKinven ...  Gary Moore 2 episodes, 2011
Simon Weir ...  Paul Bradley 2 episodes, 2011
Morven Christie ...  Michelle Moore 2 episodes, 2011
Orla O'Rourke ...  Tatiana 2 episodes, 2011
Mark Prendergast ...  Stuart Lappin 2 episodes, 2011
Brian McCardie ...  Terence Smith 2 episodes, 2011
Shauna Macdonald ...  Shirley Manning 2 episodes, 2011
Alexander West Alexander West ...  Andrew Jones 2 episodes, 2011
Tessa Titterington Tessa Titterington ...  Young Amelia 2 episodes, 2011
Kari Corbett Kari Corbett ...  DS Zoe Chalmers / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Gary French Gary French ...  Billy Teague 2 episodes, 2011
Sandy Welch Sandy Welch ...  Victor Land 2 episodes, 2011
Stella Hetherington Stella Hetherington ...  Young Julia 2 episodes, 2011
Anna Nierobisz Anna Nierobisz ...  Iriana 2 episodes, 2011
Pippa Bennett-Warner ...  Emma Drake 2 episodes, 2011
Natasha Watson Natasha Watson ...  Young Sylvia 2 episodes, 2011
Layla Grace Kerr Layla Grace Kerr ...  Olivia Land 2 episodes, 2011
Victoria Balnaves ...  Rosemary Land 2 episodes, 2011
Niall Macgregor Niall Macgregor ...  Stan Jessop 2 episodes, 2011
Sylvestra Le Touzel ...  Sylvia Land 2 episodes, 2011
Glenna Morrison Glenna Morrison ...  Jean Stanton 2 episodes, 2011
April Forrest April Forrest ...  Niamh Brodie 2 episodes, 2011
Scott Hoatson Scott Hoatson ...  Craig 2 episodes, 2011
Graeme Rooney Graeme Rooney ...  Ian 2 episodes, 2011
Shonagh Price Shonagh Price ...  Gabrielle Mason 2 episodes, 2011
Varrie McElwaine Varrie McElwaine ...  Young Joanna 2 episodes, 2011
Niall Greig Fulton ...  Michael Anderson 2 episodes, 2011
Frances Grey ...  Michelle Fletcher 2 episodes, 2011
Kevin Guthrie ...  Keith Fletcher 2 episodes, 2011
Eleanor Bird Eleanor Bird ...  Young Michelle 2 episodes, 2011
Iain MacRae Iain MacRae ...  John Burton 2 episodes, 2011
Daniel Pirrie Daniel Pirrie ...  Quintis Rain / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Michelle Donnelly ...  Young Shirley 2 episodes, 2011
Dearbhla Molloy ...  Marian Foster 2 episodes, 2011
Pauline Knowles Pauline Knowles ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 2011
Stuart Bowman ...  Steve 1 episode, 2013
Oliver Coopersmith ...  Aiden Kelso 1 episode, 2013
Marene Miller Marene Miller ...  Nanny 2 episodes, 2013
Shaaray Sharif Shaaray Sharif ...  Jennifer 2 episodes, 2013
Hannah Donaldson Hannah Donaldson ...  Isla Kelso 1 episode, 2013
Michelle Duncan ...  Rachel Stewart 1 episode, 2013
Victoria Wood ...  Tracy 1 episode, 2013
Tom Cotcher ...  Ian Mackie 1 episode, 2013
Frank Gilhooley ...  Rod 1 episode, 2013
Murray Innes Murray Innes ...  Young Aiden 1 episode, 2013
Skye Devlin Skye Devlin ...  Courtney 1 episode, 2013
Siobhan Redmond ...  Mary Mackie 1 episode, 2013
Sasha Behar Sasha Behar ...  Layla Minyawi 1 episode, 2013
Mark Bonnar ...  Andy Marshall 1 episode, 2013
Emma Hartley-Miller Emma Hartley-Miller ...  Kelly Cross 1 episode, 2013
Gem Carmella ...  Samira Minyawi 1 episode, 2013
Diana Quick ...  Miriam Baker 1 episode, 2013
Tariqsafdar Hussain Tariqsafdar Hussain 1 episode, 2011
Martin Docherty Martin Docherty ...  Joe Burns 1 episode, 2013
David McGowan ...  Colin 1 episode, 2013
Cristian Solimeno ...  Rhys Marshall 1 episode, 2013
Kerry Lynn Hamilton Kerry Lynn Hamilton ...  Isobel Hamilton 1 episode, 2013
Paul Higgins ...  Ian Kelso 1 episode, 2013
Gary Lewis ...  Barry 1 episode, 2013
Pauline Lockhart Pauline Lockhart ...  Cheryl 1 episode, 2011
Emma Hamilton ...  Hope McMaster 1 episode, 2013
Paul Hilton Paul Hilton ...  Fergus Banks 1 episode, 2013
Ruaridh Mollica Ruaridh Mollica ...  Freddie Marshall 1 episode, 2013
Maurice Roëves ...  Ray 1 episode, 2013
Tom Beard ...  Brian Steel 1 episode, 2013
Annie Louise Ross Annie Louise Ross ...  Margaret 1 episode, 2013
Kathryn Howden ...  Joy 1 episode, 2011
Victoria Liddelle ...  Doctor 1 episode, 2011
Russell Anderson Russell Anderson ...  Johnnie 1 episode, 2013
Selina Griffiths Selina Griffiths ...  Sacha 1 episode, 2013
Maureen Carr Maureen Carr ...  Carol 1 episode, 2011
Eleanor Yates ...  Cleaner 2 episodes, 2011
Angela Hardie Angela Hardie ...  Carol Braithwaite 1 episode, 2013
John Kay Steel ...  Detective Watt 1 episode, 2013
Gordon Brown Gordon Brown ...  Policeman 1 episode, 2011
Colin Harris Colin Harris ...  Young Barry 1 episode, 2013
Jock Lawrie Jock Lawrie ...  Young Michael 1 episode, 2013
Hector Lawrie Hector Lawrie ...  Young Michael 1 episode, 2013
James Cosmo ...  Len Lomax 1 episode, 2013
Leigh Quinn Leigh Quinn ...  Helen 1 episode, 2013
Mark Rowley ...  Josh Fairlie 2 episodes, 2011
Dugald Bruce-Lockhart Dugald Bruce-Lockhart ...  Brian Jackson 1 episode, 2013
Carole Anders Carole Anders ...  Neighbour 2 episodes, 2011
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Former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie, becomes a private investigator.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Brottsplats Edinburgh See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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1.78 : 1
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Adaption of a Kate Atkinson novel. See more »

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Featured in Case Histories Series 2: Behind the Scenes (2013) See more »

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A fabulous mini-series, makes totally riveting viewing
18 August 2011 | by robert-temple-1See all my reviews

Jason Isaacs says he hates detective series, and yet he has proved in this BBC mini-series that he is one of the best detectives ever cast in a film. He has all the human qualities that so many of them lack, and his well-rounded portrayal is a triumph, in lifting detective stories onto a higher plane. It is impossible to praise Isaacs highly enough for his superb realisation of this sympathetic character who just happens, as a disgraced ex-policeman, to have taken up work as a detective. The setting is the beautiful city of Edinburgh, exploited visually to the full. Edinburgh is above all the British city with the most magnificent vistas of them all, surpassing even Bath in that respect. The mini-series is based on some novels by a prize-winning Edinburgh-based writer named Kate Atkinson. This explains the fantastically complex and interweaving plots of the films, which go far beyond the normal intricacies of even the most elaborate scripts. The rich tapestry which is thus woven is satisfying in a way that so much of television is not. This mini-series is thus an exemplar of what those of us concerned with quality should all hope for. Three different directors (Marc Jobst, Bill Anderson, and Dan Zeff) helm the three double-episodes, and are uniformly excellent. The series was 'devised for television by Ashley Pharoah', who although he seemingly can't spell 'pharaoh' properly, is a well-known figure in British and American television. The supporting performances in these tangled tales are all excellent. Two of the most charming are by the child actress Millie Innes, who is as winsome as they come and plays the daughter of Isaacs, and the teenager Gwyneth Keyworth, who plays a fascinating waif in the final story. Fenella Woolgar is, as usual, compulsively watchable in a harrowing character role, and Natasha Little as her glamorous sister manages to add extra twinkle and sparkle to a character who might have been flat in the script but got proper three dimensions in her portrayal. Amanda Abbington is excellent as the police woman with a love/hate relationship with Isaacs, and once again a part which might have been hackneyed comes alive as a rounded individual at her hands.


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