The Long Shadow cast: Full list of actors in ITV true crime drama
The ITV drama about the hunt for Peter Sutcliffe features an ensemble cast led by Toby Jones and David Morrissey.
ITV drama The Long Shadow follows the five-year hunt for serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, dubbed in the press the Yorkshire Ripper, telling the story from the perspective of the investigating police officers and the victims.
They are joined by Daniel Mays, Lee Ingleby, Jill Halfpenny and a whole host of other actors, who appear in episodes across the seven-part run.
But who else stars in the series and who do they all play? Read on for everything you need to know about the cast of The Long Shadow.
The Long Shadow cast: Full list of actors and characters in ITV drama
Here are the main cast members and characters in The Long Shadow. Read on below for more info about who they are and where you've seen the actors before.
- Toby Jones as DCS Dennis Hoban
- David Morrissey as DCS George Oldfield
- Lee Ingleby as DCS Jim Hobson
- Jack Deam as DI Les Hanley
- Katherine Kelly as Emily Jackson
- Daniel Mays as Sydney Jackson
- Jasmine Lee-Jones as Marcella Claxton
- Molly Wright as Donna DeAngelo
- Daisy Waterstone as Jacqueline Hill
- Jill Halfpenny as Doreen Hill
- Alexa Davies as Ruth Bundey
- Christopher Hatherall as DS John Domaille
- Steven Waddington as DSI Dick Holland
- Chloe Harris as WPC Jenny Bush
- Liz White as PS Meg Winterburn
- Sorcha Groundsell as Nicola Briggs
- Shaun Thomas as Neil Jackson
- Michael McElhatton as Chief Constable Ron Gregory
- Kris Hitchen as DC John Nunn
- Stephen Tompkinson plays David Gee
- Cara Theobold as WPC Jill Adams
- Charley Webb as WPC Anna Lawson
- Marcus Fraser as Calvin Thompson
- Emma Williams as WPC June Sinclair
- Gemma Laurie as Wilma McCann
- Alexa Goodall as Sonia McCann
- Dylan Hall as Richard McCann
Toby Jones plays DCS Dennis Hoban
Who is DCS Dennis Hoban? Dennis is the first detective chief superintendent to head up the case looking for Peter Sutcliffe.
Where have I seen Toby Jones? A prolific film and TV star, Jones is known for playing Arnim Zola in the MCU, as well as for his roles in Detectorists, The Hunger Games, Frost/Nixon, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, My Week with Marilyn, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Dad's Army and Empire of Light. He also voiced house elf Dobby in the Harry Potter films.
David Morrissey plays DCS George Oldfield
Who is DCS George Oldfield? George is the third detective chief superintendent to head up the case looking for Peter Sutcliffe.
Where have I seen David Morrissey? Morrissey is known for roles in The Walking Dead, The Other Boleyn Girl, Blitz, Welcome to the Punch, Britannia, The League of Gentlemen, The Missing and in recent years The Singapore Grip, Good Omens and Sherwood.
Lee Ingleby plays DCS Jim Hobson
Who is DCS Jim Hobson? Jim is the second detective chief superintendent to head up the case looking for Peter Sutcliffe.
Jack Deam plays DI Les Hanley
Who is DI Les Hanley? Les is a detective inspector working on the case.
Where have I seen Jack Deam? Deam is best-known for his role as Inspector Mallory in Father Brown, while he has also appeared in DCI Banks, Vera, Ridley, Silent Witness and World on Fire, amongst other series.
Katherine Kelly plays Emily Jackson
Who is Emily Jackson? Emily is Sutcliffe's second murder victim. She is the wife of Sydney and the mother of Neil, and she turned to prostitution in order to provide for her family.
Where have I seen Katherine Kelly? Kelly is best-known for playing Becky in Coronation Street, although she has since starred in Mr Selfridge, Happy Valley, The Night Manager, Doctor Who spin-off Class, Criminal: UK, Gentleman Jack, Black Ops and more.
Daniel Mays plays Sydney Jackson
Who is Sydney Jackson? Sydney is Emily's husband.
Where have I seen Daniel Mays? Mays is known for starring in films including Vera Drake, Atonement, Dad's Army, Rogue One, Fisherman's Friends, 1917 and Your Christmas or Mine, as well as series such as Doctor Who, Hustle, Inside No 9, Code 404, Magpie Murders, Temple, Des, White Lines, Good Omens, Ashes to Ashes and Line of Duty.
Jasmine Lee-Jones plays Marcella Claxton
Who is Marcella Claxton? Marcella is one of Sutcliffe's victims who survives her attack.
Where have I seen Jasmine Lee-Jones? Lee-Jones is a writer and actor who has previously appeared in Dead Pixels.
Molly Wright plays Donna DeAngelo
Who is Donna DeAngelo? Donna is a prostitute working in Yorkshire and is one of Sutcliffe's victims.
Where have I seen Molly Wright? Wright has previously starred in Our Girl, The A Word and Casualty.
Jill Halfpenny plays Doreen Hill
Who is Doreen Hill? Doreen is the mother of Jackie Hill, Peter Sutcliffe's final murder victim.
Where have I seen Jill Halfpenny? Halfpenny is best-known for playing Rebecca in Coronation Street and Kate in EastEnders, and has since gone on to star in Waterloo Road, Babylon, Humans, In the Club, Inside No 9, Liar and Everything I Know About Love.
Steven Waddington plays DSI Dick Holland
Who is DSI Dick Holland? Dick is the detective superintendent who is brought in to help solve the case.
Where have I seen Steve Waddington? Waddington has previously appeared in Waterloo Road, The Syndicate, Jamestown, Slow Horses, Uncharted and a number of other series and films.
Shaun Thomas plays Neil Jackson
Who is Neil Jackson? Neil is the son of Sydney and Emily.
Where have I seen Shaun Thomas? Thomas is best-known for playing Gerry in Emmerdale, while he has also appeared in Grimsby, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ali & Ava, Four Lives and Ladhood.
Michael McElhatton plays Chief Constable Ron Gregory
Who is Chief Constable Ron Gregory? Ron is the Chief Constable for Yorkshire, who is overseeing the case.
Where have I seen Michael McElhatton? McElhatton is best-known for playing Roose Bolton in Game of Thrones, while he has also had major roles in The Fall, Justice League, Genius, Chernobyl, Dangerous Liaisons, Jack Ryan and The Wheel of Time.
Kris Hitchen plays DC John Nunn
Who is DC John Nunn? John is a detective working on the case.
Stephen Tompkinson plays David Gee
Who is David Gee? David is a pathologist working on the case.
Where have I seen Stephen Tompkinson? Tompkinson is best-known for starring in series including Ballykissangel, Wild at Heart and DCI Banks, while he has also had roles in The Bay, Sherwood, Trollied and The Split.
Cara Theobold as WPC Jill Adams
Who is WPC Jill Adams? Jill is a woman police constable working on the case looking for Peter Sutcliffe.
Charley Webb as WPC Anna Lawson
Who is WPC Anna Lawson? Anna is a woman police constable working on the case looking for Peter Sutcliffe.
Where have I seen Charley Webb? Webb is best-known for playing Debbie in Emmerdale, while she has also had a role in Better earlier this year.
Marcus Fraser as Calvin Thompson
Who is Calvin Thompson? Calvin is Marcella's partner.
Emma Williams as WPC June Sinclair
Who is WPC June Sinclair? June is a police constable working on the case looking for Peter Sutcliffe.
Where have I seen Emma Williams? Williams has had roles in Heartbeat, Marple, Bleak House, Silent Witness, Doctors and Coronation Street.
Gemma Laurie plays Wilma McCann
Who is Wilma McCann? Wilma is the first murder victim of Peter Sutcliffe.
Where have I seen Gemma Laurie? Other than short films, this is Laurie's first on-screen credit.
Alexa Goodall plays Sonia McCann
Who is Sonia McCann? Sonia is Wilma's daughter.
Dylan Hall plays Richard McCann
Who is Richard McCann? Richard is Wilma's son.
Where have I seen Dylan Hall? Hall appeared in an episode of Inside No 9 last year.
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