'Van der Valk': Meet Marc Warren, Maimie McCoy, Luke Allen-Gale and rest of the cast of PBS crime thriller show
The series is directed by Max Porcelijn, Colin Teague and Jean van de Velde with Nicolas Freeling and Chris Murray serving as writers
PBS's upcoming three-part series, 'Van der Valk', is an adaption of Nicholas Freeling's crime novels and takes place in Amsterdam. The series will air as part of PBS's Masterpiece with three 90-minute episodes airing weekly premiering on Sunday, September 13, 2020. The episodes titled, 'Love in Amsterdam', 'Only in Amsterdam' and 'Death in Amsterdam' follow "steely-eyed cop" Piet van der Valk as he tries to solve crimes throughout the city who's danger is usually veiled by its sophistication. Here is all you need to know about the cast that turns this crime thriller into a masterpiece.
Marc Warren as Piet van der Valk
Warren is known for his major roles in 'Wanted' (2008), as Steven Dunham in 'Green Street Hooligans' (2005), as Albert Blithe in 'Band of Brothers' (2001) and Dominic Foy in 'State of Play' (2003). His other works include 'Snatch' (2017), 'The Keith and Paddy Picture Show' (2018), 'Safe' (2018), 'Porters' (2019), 'Beecham house' (2019) and 'Flack' (2019-2020).
Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassell
McCoy is known for her roles in 'The Libertine' (2004), 'The Crimson Petal and the White' (2011), as Simona in 'Virgin Territory' (2007) and as Milady in 'The Musketeers' (2014-2016). Her recent works include 'Early Days' (2018), 'Lore' (2018), 'Agatha Raisin' (2018), 'London Kills' (2019) and 'All Creatures Great and Small' (2020) which is in post-production.
Luke Allen-Gale as Brad de Vries
Allen-Gale is known for his roles as Dr Bennett Stone in 'Doom: Annihilation' (2019), Army Heckler in 'Captain America: The First Avenger' (2011), Spiller in 'Arrietty' (2010) and William Whele in 'Dominion'. In 2018, Allen-Gale was nominated for BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award for Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a video game for 'Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood' where he voiced Zenos. His other notable works include 'Nutritiously Nicola' (2018), 'Forza Horizon 4' (2018), 'Moving On' (2019), and 'Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers' (2019).
Elliot Barnes-Worrell as Job Cloovers
Barnes-Worrell is known for his roles as Sixer #1 in 'Ready Player One' (2018), Captain William Derrick in 'Dolittle' and David in 'Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle' (2019). His other works include 'Marcus' (2019), 'Blood' (2019) and 'The Strangers' (2019).
Emma Fielding as Julia Dahlman
Fielding is known for her roles as Miss Galindo in 'Cranford' (2007-2009), Isobel in 'A Dance to the Music of Time' (1997) and Susan Watts in 'The Government Inspector' (2005). Her other works include 'Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Jack the Ripper' (2015), 'Dark Angel' (2016), 'A Woman of No Importance' (2018), 'Unforgotten' (2018), 'Doctor Who' (2018), 'Les Misérables' (2018-2019) and 'Years and Years' (2019).
Other cast members include Darrell D’Silva as Hendrik Davie, Mike Libanon as Cliff Palache, Peter van Heeringen as Homeless Frank, Frieda Barnhard as Agatha Vos, Taj Atwal as Aamina, Christina Cole as Heidi Berlin, Frances Grey as Claudia Oosterhuis, Juliet Aubrey as Sister Joan Pauwels, Daniel Lapaine as Paul Oosterhuis, Tom York as Dani Nioh and many more.
The official synopsis reads: "Amsterdam — a city of bikes, boats, and bodies. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Piet van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. Marc Warren ('Beecham House', 'The Good Wife') stars as the title character in Van der Valk an all-new, three-part series based on Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers. Together (all the characters) face a trio of challenging cases that give a new slant to Amsterdam’s renowned sophistication, for it appears that the city’s stylishness and toleration go hand in hand with murder."
Catch 'Van der Valk' on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE Mystery. Watch the trailer below.