ITV crime drama Van der Valk is back for its third season this Sunday (18th June), with Marc Warren and Maimie McCoy returning to the Amsterdam-based show.


This season is seeing a change-up in the cast, as Elliot Barnes-Worrell and Luke Allen-Gale have departed the series and two new stars are incoming.

Marc Warren has teased that there will be some "friction" between Van der Valk and the new recruits, Citra Li and Eddie Suleman, in the new season.

He said: "Van der Valk is a little bit wary of Django Chan-Reeves’s character at first. She's incredibly smart and mindful of information, which he’s slightly wary of. And Azan Ahmed’s character sort of reminds him of his younger self, and I think Eddie's a bit of a loose cannon. So that makes me slightly wary of him."

But who else stars in Van der Valk season 3, and who do they all play? Read on for your full rundown of the Van der Valk season 3 cast.

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Marc Warren plays Piet Van der Valk

Marc Warren as Van der Valk
Marc Warren as Van der Valk ITV

Who is Piet Van der Valk? A Commissaris in the Dutch police, who has earned the respect of his team. He loves Amsterdam, lives on a boat, and is described as "comfortable in his own skin, street smart, instinctive and unapologetic." Marc Warren says: "Van Der Valk is an everyman sort of character.

He reflects the energies of Amsterdam: its tolerance and liberalism. He can be a loner, and at times he might seem a little taciturn or moody but he has some stuff going on that we find out about as the show goes on."

What else has Marc Warren been in? The actor is perhaps best-known for playing Danny Blue in Hustle, Albert Blithe in Band of Brothers, or Nick Saverese in The Good Wife.

He has also starred as the dastardly Samuel Parker in Beecham House, and he was Pete Mayfield in the Netflix drama Safe. Other credits include Doctor Who (as Elton Pope), State of Play, The Vice, Flack, The Musketeers, Mad Dogs, and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

Maimie McCoy plays Lucienne Hassell

Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassell
Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassell ITV

Who is Lucienne Hassell? Inspector Hassell works alongside Van der Valk. She is his trusted confidante, and is described as "calm amid a storm, centred, down to earth".

What else has Maimie McCoy been in? The actress previously starred in The Musketeers as Milady de Winter, alongside her Van Der Valk co-star Marc Warren.

You may also have seen her as Nancy Raynott in White House Farm, as Dorothy in All Creatures Great and Small or as DC Tracy Joyce in A Confession – and she played Grace Harper in the BBC daytime drama London Kills. In 2016 she also had a role in DCI Banks, playing Tamsin Richards.

Darrell D'Silva plays Hendrik Davis

Darrell D'Silva as Hendrik Davie
Darrell D'Silva as Hendrik Davie ITV

Who is Hendrik Davis? The pathologist. He's "foul-mouthed, hard living, hard-drinking but effective".

What else has Darrell D'Silva been in? The actor, who is a veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has appeared on-screen in a number of TV shows – including Informer, Strike Back, Game of Thrones, Atlanta and Domina. He also has had roles in films such as Official Secrets, Wrath of Man and Marlowe.

Azan Ahmed plays Eddie Suleman

Azan Ahmed as Eddie Suleman
Azan Ahmed as Eddie Suleman ITV

Who is Eddie Suleman? Eddie is a new sergeant on the team in season 3. He has been described by Azan Ahmed as "intuitive, impulsive, and determined".

What else has Azan Ahmed been in? Ahmed has made appearances in the series Doctors, Hope Street and Mood, and in the film What's Love Got to Do with It?.

Django Chan-Reeves plays Citra Li

Django Chan-Reeves as Citra Li
Django Chan-Reeves as Citra Li ITV

Who is Citra Li? Citra is a new sergeant on the team in season 3. Hendrick already knows her through her parents before she joins the team. She is described as being "an incredibly complex character" who has "gone through a lot" and therefore "carries that with her through work, but in a kind of guarded sense".

What else has Django Chan-Reeves been in? Chan-Reeves has made previous appearances in series including The End of the F***ing World, Soulmates, Industry and Funny Woman.

Emma Fielding plays Julia Dahlman

Emma Fielding as Julia Dahlman
Emma Fielding as Julia Dahlman ITV

Who is Julia Dahlman? The Chief Commissaris, i.e. Van der Valk's boss. Four years before the start of the series she sustained injuries which continue to hamper her physically. Dahlman is "a velvet fist in an iron glove, a politician and sincere supporter of the team".

What else has Emma Fielding been in? Aside from being Oliver-nominated for her theatre work, Emma Fielding has appeared in a ton of TV shows. She has previously played Nicolette in Les Misérables, the voice of Kisar in Doctor Who episode Demons of the Punjab, and Amy Hollis in Unforgotten. Other credits include Close to the Enemy, Dark Angel, Years and Years, Cranford and Sanditon.

Season 1-2 characters

Elliot Barnes-Worrell plays Job Cloovers

Elliot Barnes Worrell plays Job Cloovers in Van der Valk

Who is Job Cloovers? Junior police officer Cloovers is "fresh-faced, keen and eager to impress". He is a diligent and talented investigator with a fondness for stats.

What else has Elliot Barnes-Worrell been in? As a relative newcomer to our screens, the actor has appeared in Dolittle (playing Captain William Derrick), The Strangers, and Ready Player One. He also played the character Easter in Jericho, but is perhaps best-known for his stage work.

Luke Allen-Gale plays Brad De Vries

Luke Allen-Gale plays Brad De Vries in Van der Valk

Who is Brad De Vries? A member of Van der Valk's team. He is described as "no Einstein, a good-looking mid-ranking Sergeant, more interested in women than promotion".

What else has Luke Allen-Gale been in? His biggest roles so far have included William Whele in the TV series Dominion, Daniel Springer in Monroe, and Fredirigo in The Borgias. Luke Allen-Gale is also a voice actor, including for the Final Fantasy video games.

Van der Valk season 3 will air on ITV1 from 18th June 2023 at 8pm, with the previous seasons available to stream on ITVX.

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