British actress Thandie Newton has joined the cast of BBC’s police drama Line of Duty.  She will take on the role of Detective Chief Inspector Roz Huntley who faces investigation by the AC12 police unit.

“I watched the last three seasons of Line of Duty with breathless admiration for its creators, both behind and in front of the camera. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining them now.” – Thandie Newton

Line of Duty moves to BBC One after huge success since launching on BBC Two in 2012, and filming will begin in Belfast next month.

Newton has starred in films such as The Pursuit of Happiness, Norbit, and portrayed U.S. National Security Advisor-turned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in W., Oliver Stone’s film biography of President Bush.  She given powerful speeches across the globe including a TED talk in 2011, and some of her more recent films include Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds and Half of a Yellow Sun.

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