Meet the cast of 2020’s Silent Witness series 23

Emilia Fox, Richard Lintern, David Caves and Liz Carr are joined by a collection of guest stars for the new series of Silent Witness

Episode 7 & 8 guest stars


Jemma Redgrave plays DI Jill Raymond

Jemma Redgrave plays DI Jill Raymond

Who is DI Jill Raymond? The detective inspector assigned to the case when a man’s skull is discovered embedded in a concrete pillar.

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What else has Jemma Redgrave been in? She played Kate Stewart in Doctor Who, and has also starred as Bernie Wolfe in Holby City and Amelia Davenport in Grantchester. She’s also played Evie Wilcox in the 1992 movie Howards End, and Lady De Coury in Love & Friendship. Also, Vanessa Redgrave is her aunt and Michael Redgrave is her grandad.


Hakeem Kae-Kazim plays Adam Brookham

Hakeem Kae-Kazim plays Adam Brookham in Silent Witness

Who is Adam Brookham? The CEO and founder of Protech Visions, a (slightly shady) medical company.

What else has Hakeem Kae-Kazim been in? He played Georges Rutaganda in Hotel Rwanda, and Mr Scott in Black Sails. The actor’s many  other credits include Dynasty, Deep State, Troy: Fall of a City, Vixen, Dragons: Race to the Edge, Dominion, Pirate of the Caribbean, and 24.


Paddy Glynn plays Penny Mullery

Paddy Glynn plays Penny Mullery in Silent Witness

Who is Penny Mullery? Clarissa’s mother. She is suffering from dementia, and Clarissa must make some difficult decisions about her future.

What else has Paddy Glynn been in? Aside from her previous appearance as Penny in the standout 2018 episode One Day, Paddy Glynn has appeared in The Dumping Ground, London’s Burning, and Mari.


Louise Jameson plays Sue Marshall

Louise Jameson plays Sue Marshall in Silent Witness

Who is Sue Marshall? The wife of a man who went missing 20 years ago.

What else has Louise Jameson been in? She’s best-known for playing the Fourth Doctor’s companion Leela in Doctor Who from 1977 to 1978, starring opposite Tom Baker. Since then, there’s been a stint as Rosa in EastEnders, Susan Young in Bergerac, and roles in Tenko, Doc Martin, Modern Love, and the stage production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.


Gillian Saker plays Carla Beaty

Who is Carla Beaty? A young woman with a personal connection to the case.

What else has Gillian Saker been in? She’s starred as Bella Drake in Ripper Street and Nadine in Misfits.


Anastasia Hille plays Ann Carson

Anastasia Hille plays Ann Carson in Silent Witness

Who is Ann Carson? The sister of the missing man, whose skeletal remains have turned up in the concrete pillar of a car park.

What else has Anastasia Hille been in? Recent roles have included Gael Reardon in Keeping Faith, Celia Baptiste in The Missing and its follow-up Baptiste, Rita Bellows in Wanderlust, and Dr Inge Horvath in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (you can spot her in the When I Kissed the Teacher number). Other credits have included Snow White and the Huntsman, The Abandoned, Not Safe for Work, and Humans.


Nicola Stephenson plays Grace Beaty

Nicola Stephenson plays Grace Beaty in Silent Witness

Who is Grace Beaty? Like her daughter Carla, she has a connection to the case.

What else has Nicola Stephenson been in? She’s recently starred as Julie Hubble in children’s TV show The Worst Witch. Previous roles have included Tess in Emmerdale, Allie Westbrook in Waterloo Road Louise Mancetta in Homefront, Sarah Williams in The Chase, Julie Fitzjohn in Holby City, and Suzie Davidson in Clocking Off.


Clive Wood plays Paul Simmons

Clive Wood plays Paul Simmons in Silent Witness

Who is Paul Simmons? Boss of the company which built the car park.

What else has Clive Wood been in? Aside from his stage career, Clive Wood has played Bill Crowthers in Casualty, Croome in Sense8, Matt Kerr in Press Gang, and DCI Wray in The Bill. On the big screen he’s been in Suffragette, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and All the Money in the World.


Cory Chambers plays DC Matthew Quinn

Who is DC Matthew Quinn? DI Raymond’s sidekick.

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What else has Cory Chambers been in? He played Bello in Slaughterhouse Rulez.

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