'To Catch a Spy' Full Cast List: Meet Colin Donnell and stars of Hallmark film

'To Catch a Spy' is a murder mystery that will see FBI Agent Aaron scope the streets of Malta looking for a killer

                            'To Catch a Spy' Full Cast List: Meet Colin Donnell and stars of Hallmark film
Patti Murin and Colin Donnell in 'To Catch A Spy' (Hallmark)

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries have an interesting summer slate of releases coming up, of which 'To Catch a Spy' is one. The official synopsis reads: "A travel writer witnesses a murder at a hotel in Malta and becomes ensnared in a web of intrigue and espionage as she tries to find the killer before the killer finds her."

Clearly, it's an edge-of-the-thriller that will get viewers glued to the TV. Some of the other titles with similar effect to catch up on are: 'The Killer in My Backyard', 'The Perfect Wedding', 'A Party Gone Wrong' and 'Envy: A Seven Deadly Sins Story'


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Colin Donnell

Donnell plays FBI agent Aaron, the male lead in the espionage-filled movie from the network's Signature Mystery series. In a behind-the-scenes video shared by the show's Instagram page, Donnell says that apart from the storyline the audiences will be thrilled to witness the locations the film has been shot across. "My favorite location that we have been able to shoot in, that I've personally been able to shoot in, has been the Upper Barrakka Gardens (Malta). The vista that you get to look over is just stunning. We were even there to see the cannon shoot off at noon. It's beautiful."


Donnell has dabbled with the thriller-action genre previously. He played Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow's (Stephen Amell) friend Tommy Merlyn in The CW's 'Arrow'. His other acting credits include 'The Affair', 'Pan Am', 'Person of Interest' and 'The Mysteries of Laura.' 'Chicago Med' was another show that lifted his career. In the NBC series, he played Dr Connor Rhodes, a Trauma Surgery Fellow.

With 'Every Secret Thing', he made his big-screen debut, alongside Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks. In the past, he has done some impressive Broadway work too which include Violet, and Anything Goes, in which he famously played Billy Crocker.  

Patti Murin

Like off-screen husband, Donnell, she too is a 'Chicago Med' alum. Today, Murin is an accomplished stage and television actress that started with Broadway musicals. She made her Broadway debut with 'Xanadu', in which she played Euterpe, Siren, and Thetis. It is adapted from a film of the same name. 'Xanadu' centers on a Greek muse who visits California to inspire its residents during the 1980s.


"She has also starred as Ana in USA’s 'Royal Pains.' Additionally, Murin played the recurring role of Ellen on ABC’s 'All My Children.' Murin was seen starring alongside Melissa Claire Egan and Marc Blucas in 'Holiday for Heroes,' which debuted in November 2019 on Hallmark’s Movies & Mysteries," the cast bio reads.

Nathalie Kelley

Kelley is a familiar films. She has performed an interesting blend of roles. ABC's 'Baker & The Beauty', 'Crystal', 'The Vampire Diaries', and 'Unreal' were some of the TV series she has been a part of. 'Take Me Home Tonight' and 'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift' are two films she was seen in. Today, she has a packed schedule but her breakout role as Neela in 'FnF' came after a massive letdown. In 2005, she was cast as a mermaid in a series of the same name. The producers had developed a series but it was not picked up. Later, she landed a few roles that helped her establish solid ground in the film industry.


'To Catch a Spy' premieres on Hallmark on June 20, Sunday at 8/7c. For more information, check your local listings.

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