After six tense weeks, Jed Mercurio-produced ITV drama Trigger Point comes to a close tonight (Sunday 27th February) with what promises to be an explosive finale.


There have been all sorts of nail-biting moments and major shocks throughout the series – including a major death in the very first episode – so hopes are high that the season closer will deliver some more big talking points.

The cast for the series has been led by Line of Duty star Vicky McClure, who insisted from the very beginning that although she's playing another no-nonsense police officer, her character Lana Washington couldn't be more different from Kate Fleming.

"She's a great character and when it comes to bravery, you're talking about Lana. She's carrying trauma and her life is pretty messed up, which is really appealing as an actor because you want to play real, layered characters," she said.

"It feels like we're dealing with somebody going through a lot of life's tough times and it's nice to be able to find strength in flawed characters."

With executive producer Mercurio (Line of Duty) already having floated the possibility of a second season of Trigger Point, it’s time to get up to speed on the Trigger Point cast below. Read on for a full rundown of the key characters and where you might have seen them before.

In the meantime, if you've already watched Trigger Point episode 1, why not check out our recap of the first instalment, or read our guide to one character's fate in episode 1. Be warned: full spoilers follow.

Trigger Point full cast list: Who stars alongside Vicky McClure

Vicky McClure plays Lana Washington


Who is Lana Washington? Lana is a bomb disposal operative for the Metropolitan Police in Trigger Point, who is called to the scene when a suspicious device is found inside a London apartment block. She works closely with partner Joel Nutkins, who she first became friends with in Afghanistan, while the two were serving in the military.

What else has Vicky McClure been in? McClure is best known these days for playing DI Kate Fleming in BBC One thriller Line of Duty, a role she has portrayed since 2012. Prior to that, she collaborated with Shane Meadows on This Is England and its three television sequels. Most recently, she has appeared in Channel 4 one-off drama I Am Nicola and Prime Video's young adult series Alex Rider.

Adrian Lester plays Joel Nutkins

Adrian Lester stars in Trigger Point

Who is Joel Nutkins? Joel is Lana's close friend and colleague. The two of them have known each other for years, becoming experts in bomb disposal during their time in the military and later putting that knowledge to good use in the Metropolitan Police. Tragically, he is killed in a terrorist attack depicted in the first episode.

What else has Adrian Lester been in? Lester recently wowed audiences in the cast of Mike Bartlett's Life, which aired on BBC One in late 2020. Previously, he was a main cast member on crime drama Hustle and appeared in the first season of Sky's Riviera.

Eric Shango plays Danny

Eric Shango plays Danny in Trigger Point

Who is Danny? Danny is a relatively new recruit to the Metropolitan Police, who is yet to become accustomed to the intense nature of the job. He works alongside Lana Washington, attempting to neutralise bomb threats reported across London.

What else has Eric Shango been in? Trigger Point is Shango's television debut.

Mark Stanley plays DI Thom Youngblood

Mark Stanley in Trigger Point

Who is DI Thom Youngblood? Thom is a senior member of the Metropolitan Police, who has grown particularly close to Lana in recent months. However, they have chosen to keep their relationship a secret from their colleagues.

What else has Mark Stanley been in? Stanley is best known for playing Grenn on HBO's epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones, while viewers may also recognise him from Dickensian, Criminal: UK, Sanditon and Elizabeth Is Missing. Last year, he played infamous monarch King Henry VIII in Channel 5's Anne Boleyn.

Manjinder Virk plays Samira Desai

Manjinder Virk in Trigger Point

Who is Samira Desai? Samira is a member of the Met's Specialist Operations squad.

What else has Manjinder Virk been in? Last year, Virk appeared opposite Cush Jumbo in BritBox's first ever original drama series The Beast Must Die. Previously, she had played Dr Kam Karimore on ITV's long-running Midsomer Murders.

Cal MacAninch plays Lee Robins

Cal McAninch in Trigger Point

Who is Lee Robins? Lee is the leader of the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Firearms Command, who is on the scene when a bomb scare is called in from a London apartment.

What else has Cal MacAninch been in? MacAninch has appeared in several smash-hit dramas recently, bagging key roles in BBC One thriller Vigil, prison drama Time and ITV's factual miniseries Des.

Warren Brown plays Karl Maguire

Warren Brown
Warren Brown attends HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Who is Karl Maguire? Karl is an old friend of Joel's and one of the guests at his funeral. He completed some basic police training many years ago with an eye to joining the force, but ultimately found that he wasn't suited for that career path. These days, he's a mechanic who specialises in working on motorbikes.

What else has Warren Brown been in? Brown has previously portrayed DS Justin Ripley in acclaimed thriller Luther and Sergeant Thomas 'Mac' McAllister in the action-packed Strike Back. He'll soon be seen opposite Martin Freeman in BBC One drama The Responder.

Ralph Ineson plays Commander Bregman

Ralph Ineson
Ralph Ineson attends "The Tragedy Of Macbeth" European Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for BFI

Who is Commander Bregman? Bregman is the commanding officer of SO19, a specialist division leading the investigation into co-ordinated bomb threats occurring across London.

What else has Ralph Ineson been in? Ineson may never fully shake off the role of Chris Finch in The Office (UK), but recently he's made quite a name for himself on more dramatic projects. On the big screen, he appeared in the final two Harry Potter films as well as acclaimed indie flicks The Witch, The Green Knight and The Tragedy of Macbeth. Avid telly watchers may also recognise him from Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, Chernobyl and The Capture.

Kerry Godliman plays Sonya Reeves

Kerry Godliman
Kerry Godliman attends Cirque du Soleil's "LUZIA" at Royal Albert Hall Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Who is Sonya Reeves? Sonya is an employee of the Bomb Data Centre, a department of the counter-terrorism unit at New Scotland Yard, whose expertise lies in the chemicals and equipment used to manufacture explosives. She is working hard to uncover clues about where these mystery attackers may have come from.

What else has Kerry Godliman been in? Godliman is known for her collaborations with Ricky Gervais, having played supporting roles in both Derek and, more recently, After Life. Though she began her career in comedy, Godliman has taken on dramatic roles before, appearing in Lennie James crime thriller Save Me and Channel 4's Adult Material.

Ewan Mitchell plays Billy Washington

Ewan Mitchell
Actor Ewan Mitchell attends "High Life" Paris Premiere at Cinematheque Francaise Rindoff Petroff/Viteur/Getty Images

Who is Billy Washington? Billy is Lana's younger brother, who is currently struggling to find work.

What else has Ewan Mitchell been in? Mitchell will be familiar to fans of Netflix drama The Last Kingdom, where he plays one of Uhtred's most trusted allies, Osferth. He is also known for war dramas World on Fire and The Halcyon.

Nadine Marshall plays Marianne Hamilton

Nadine Marshall in Trigger Point

Who is Marianne Hamilton? Hamilton is a Detective Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police and one of the leading figures in fighting back against the terrorist cell that has London in its sights.

What else has Nadine Marshall been in? Marshall has recently appeared in several critically acclaimed television shows, including prison drama Time, Steve McQueen anthology Small Axe, and Windrush scandal film Sitting in Limbo. Viewers might also recognise her as DS Shola O'Halloran on Sky Atlantic thriller Save Me.

Kris Hitchen plays John Hudson

Kris Hitchen in Trigger Point

Who is John Hudson? John is a member of Lana's squad, who disagrees with her theories regarding the identity of Joel's killers.

What else has Kris Hitchen been in? Hitchen recently appeared in BBC One's hard-hitting factual drama Four Lives, where he portrayed Tom, the father of Anthony Walgate. His other projects include Channel 5's Anne Boleyn, Netflix's The Letter for the King, and Ken Loach drama Sorry We Missed You.

Trigger Point continues on ITV at 9pm on Sunday 30th January 2022.


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