Murder in Provence casting I Complete list of characters from Roger Allam’s drama

BritBox crime drama Murder in Provence is heading to ITV this July 2022transporting viewers to the sunny south of France.

Based on the books by ML Longworth, the series focuses on a crime-solving French couple, with Endeavor actor Roger Allam as Antoine Verlaque, alongside Nancy Carroll (The Crown) as his partner in love Marine Bonnet, professor of criminal psychology.

The pair are aided in their detective work by Antoine’s sensible colleague and confidante, Hélène Paulik, played by Keala Settle from The Greatest Showman.

Read on for everything you need to know about the cast and characters from the ITV and BritBox drama Murder in Provence.

Roger Allam as Antoine Verlaque

Roger Allam as Antoine Verlaque in Murder in Provence Monumental Television/ BritBox

Who is Antoine Verlaque? The investigating judge in Aix-en-Provence, where he lives with his companion Marine. He comes from old money, but is largely estranged from his mysterious family.

Allam said of his character: “He is a man who takes his job very seriously and he is very proud to be an examining magistrate in the French system, it is a great passion for him. He is a patriot, he is happy to serve the state, and the pursuit of justice means a lot to him.”

Where have I seen Roger Allam before? The Endeavor actor has played DCI Fred Thursday in the ITV prequel series Inspector Morse since 2012. He is also known for V for Vendetta, Speed ​​Racer, Game of Thrones (as Illyrio Mopatis), The Iron Lady, The Queen, The Thick of It (as Peter Mannion), and the television adaptation of Parade’s End, among other projects.

Nancy Carroll as Marine Bonnet

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Nancy Carroll in Marine Bonnet in Murder in Provence Monumental TV/ ITV/ BritBox

Who is Marine Bonnet? A professor of criminal psychology, she is “chaotic” and messy, while her partner Antoine is very precise – but they are both very much in love.

“They have very different personal tastes,” Nancy Carroll explained. “Antoine is very in control of his environment, he loves things so much, while Marine is quite chaotic, but they absolutely adore each other.”

Where have I seen Nancy Carroll before? She played lady-in-waiting Anne Tennant in the Netflix biopic The Crown, and starred in An Ideal Husband, Father Brown (as Lady Felicia), Stephen, Agatha Raisin, and Prime Suspect 1973, among other projects.

Keala Settle as Hélène Paulik

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Keala Settle as Hélène in Murder in Provence Monumental TV/ ITV/ BritBox

Who is Helena Paulik? According to her character biography, she “is practical, down-to-earth, wry, unglamorous – or rather could be, but can’t be bothered. She’s the assistant commissioner of police who works closely collaboration with Antoine and in whom she has complete confidence.

“They are a brilliant and unconventional team. They are shrewd, thoughtful, daring, tough when needed and, importantly for Antoine, they know their wine and love a good restaurant. As Antoine says, they have more that it seems .”

Where have I seen Keala Settle before? You’ll probably recognize Settle for her powerful performance in The Greatest Showman, playing Lettie Lutz opposite Hugh Jackman. She has also acted in films like Every Other Weekend and Ricki and the Flash.

Geff Francis as Francois Roussell

Keala Settle as Hélène

Geff Francis as François Roussell in Murder in Provence Monumental TV/ ITV/ BritBox

Who is Francois Roussell? The police commissioner, and “the thorn in everyone’s side”, reveals ITV.

According to his character biography, he rose to the top through a combination of “charm, stubbornness and self-confidence”. Few know what it cost him, as part of the reason for his success is that he never mentions the hardships. .”

Where have I seen Geff Francis before? He played Admiral Griss in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Viv James in Ashes to Ashes. He’s appeared in Doctor Who, Casualty, Doctors, Endeavour, and more.

Patricia Hodge as Florence Bonnet

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Patricia Hodge as Florence Bonnet in Murder in Provence Monumental TV/ ITV/ BritBox

Who is Florence Bonnet? Marine’s skeptical mother, a retired medieval history teacher.

Where have I seen Patricia Hodge before? Fans of the much-loved comedy series Miranda will recognize Hodge for her role as Penny, the bossy mother of the eponymous lead. She has previously starred in The Elephant Man, The Falklands Play, Downton Abbey, A Very English Scandal (as Ursula Thorpe), and most recently Mrs. Pumphrey in Channel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small, following the death of Diana Riggings, at the origin of the role. in season 1.

Samuel Barnett as Didier Laurent

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Samuel Barnett as Didier Laurent in Murders in Provence Monumental TV/ ITV/ BritBox

Who is Didier Laurent? According to his character’s biography, Samuel “is forty years old, gay, Marine’s great friend who runs a bookstore in the center of Aix”.

Where have I seen Samuel Barnett before? He is known for Twenty Twelve (as Daniel Stroud), The Prince, Four Lives, Penny Dreadful, Endeavour, Urban Myths and Not Safe For Work.

Murder in Provence starts airing on ITV on July 17, 2022 at 8 p.m.. Find out what else is on with our TV Guide or visit our Drama Hub for all the latest news.

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