Vera 2023 cast revealed for series 12 of hit ITV1 crime drama

Meet the Vera 2023 cast

Vera is back for a brand new series on ITV1 – here’s a full run down of who’s on the cast.

Series 12 sees Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope return in six new feature length episodes set against the backdrop of the North East.

As ever, the instalments are inspired by the best-selling novels and characters created by acclaimed crime writer Ann Cleeves.

VERA 12. EPISODE 1. Pictured:BRENDA BLETHYN as DCI Vera Stanhope.
VERA 12. EPISODE 1. Pictured:BRENDA BLETHYN as DCI Vera Stanhope.

Brenda Blethyn dons her iconic mac and hat to play the unorthodox but brilliantly perceptive title character, but who joins her on the cast?

Vera 2023 cast

Alongside Brenda Blethyn as Vera, Kenny Doughty also returns as Detective Sergeant Aiden Healy, a strong and reliable partner to DCI Stanhope.

They’re joined by Jon Morrison who plays DC Kenny Lockhart, Riley Jones who plays DC Mark Edwards and Ibinabo Jack as DC Jacqueline Williams.

Paul Kaye returns to three of the new episodes as Pathologist Dr. Malcolm Donahue whilst Sarah Kameela Impey joins the cast from the episode entitled For the Grace of God as Pathologist Dr. Paula Bennett.

Each stand-alone episode will also feature a host of guest stars.

Watch Vera on TV and online

The new series of Vera currently airs on Sunday nights on ITV1 at 8PM.

You can also watch online via ITVX here where past episodes and series are available to watch on demand.

A teaser of the latest episode (12 February), titled Blue, shares: “Joel Kingston is a copper’s copper from a respected and notable police family but when he is found dead, floating in a park lake, DCI Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) finds herself investigating both sides of the thin blue line in order to find his killer.

“A complex family dynamic, tensions at work, and brushes with the underworld, paint a dark and complex picture. Joel was there to serve and protect but did his stubborn commitment to justice at any price lead to his death? Or, was he killed to stop him revealing a secret that would destroy someone’s life? Vera steps on toes and ruffles a few police feathers as she searches for answers as to why PC Joel Kingston is no longer on the beat.”

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