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The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

Genre television drama
Country of origin United Kingdom
Number of episodes 84
Number of seasons 11

About The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries is a British television show that has captivated audiences for over a decade. Based on the novels of Ruth Rendell, the show follows the investigations of Detective Inspector Reg Wexford and his team as they solve complex crimes in the fictional town of Kingsmarkham.

The show is known for its intricate plots, well-developed characters, and stunning cinematography. Each episode is a masterclass in storytelling, with twists and turns that keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

The show has received critical acclaim and numerous awards, including a BAFTA for Best Drama Series. It has also been praised for its portrayal of complex social issues, such as domestic violence and mental illness.

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas and British television. With its gripping storylines and talented cast, it is no wonder that the show has become a classic of the genre.


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Main cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


81 years, 4 months, 1 day


76 years, 9 months, 16 days

Born first

25 November 1929

Died first

6 March 2011

Born last


Died last

7 October 2011

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


98 years, 7 months, 15 days


33 years, 10 months,

Born first

20 April 1924

Died first

26 February 1997

Born last

7 December 1989

Died last

7 November 2022

English actor and model Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult

English actor and model

British actor Idris Elba

Idris Elba

British actor

British actress Keeley Hawes

Keeley Hawes

British actress

Scottish actor Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi

Scottish actor

British film, television and theatre actress Cherie Lunghi

Cherie Lunghi

British film, television and theatre actress

English actress Anne Reid

Anne Reid

English actress

British actor Vincent Regan

Vincent Regan

British actor

British actress Tracie Bennett

Tracie Bennett

British actress

British actress Olivia Williams

Olivia Williams

British actress

British actress Natascha McElhone

Natascha McElhone

British actress

English actor Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer

English actor

British actress Jane Horrocks

Jane Horrocks

British actress

British actor  Leslie Phillips

Leslie Phillips

British actor

Singaporean actor, host Lim Kay Tong

Lim Kay Tong

Singaporean actor, host

English actor Tom Wilkinson

Tom Wilkinson

English actor

British actress Julia Ormond

Julia Ormond

British actress

Scottish actress Annette Crosbie

Annette Crosbie

Scottish actress

American actress Elizabeth Ashley

Elizabeth Ashley

American actress

British actress Susan Brown

Susan Brown

British actress

British actress Gemma Jones

Gemma Jones

British actress

English actor and voice over artist Sean Pertwee

Sean Pertwee

English actor and voice over artist

English actress Abigail Cruttenden

Abigail Cruttenden

English actress

British actress and writer  Susan Penhaligon

Susan Penhaligon

British actress and writer

British actor Stephen Dillane

Stephen Dillane

British actor

British actress Daisy Haggard

Daisy Haggard

British actress

British actress Lucy Cohu

Lucy Cohu

British actress

British actress Mary Jo Randle

Mary Jo Randle

British actress

English actress Phoebe Nicholls

Phoebe Nicholls

English actress

British actress Barbara Marten

Barbara Marten

British actress

British actress Julie Peasgood

Julie Peasgood

British actress

English actress Polly Adams

Polly Adams

English actress

British actress  Sarah Badel

Sarah Badel

British actress

English actress Flaminia Cinque

Flaminia Cinque

English actress

British actress Debbie Chazen

Debbie Chazen

British actress

British actress Camille Coduri

Camille Coduri

British actress

British actress Amanda Walker

Amanda Walker

British actress

British actress Jane Hazlegrove

Jane Hazlegrove

British actress

British actor Jason Flemyng

Jason Flemyng

British actor

Iranian-British stand-up comedian Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili

Iranian-British stand-up comedian

British actor Philip Glenister

Philip Glenister

British actor

British actress June Ritchie

June Ritchie

British actress

English actor and singer Jerome Flynn

Jerome Flynn

English actor and singer

British actress Cordelia Bugeja

Cordelia Bugeja

British actress

British actor James Fleet

James Fleet

British actor

English actress  Patricia Garwood

Patricia Garwood

English actress

British actor James D'Arcy

James D'Arcy

British actor

English actor Billy Murray

Billy Murray

English actor

Scottish actor Cal MacAninch

Cal MacAninch

Scottish actor

British actor Anthony Andrews

Anthony Andrews

British actor

British actor Steven Mackintosh

Steven Mackintosh

British actor

British actor Vincenzo Nicoli

Vincenzo Nicoli

British actor

American actor David Doyle

David Doyle

American actor

British actor George Costigan

George Costigan

British actor

English actor Matthew Marsh

Matthew Marsh

English actor

British actor Miles Anderson

Miles Anderson

British actor

English actor James Callis

James Callis

English actor

British actor Simon Shepherd

Simon Shepherd

British actor

British actor David Daker

David Daker

British actor

British actor Julian Firth

Julian Firth

British actor

British actor Norman Eshley

Norman Eshley

British actor

British actor Noah Huntley

Noah Huntley

British actor

British actor Navin Chowdhry

Navin Chowdhry

British actor

English actor Daniel Caltagirone

Daniel Caltagirone

English actor

English actor Richard Graham

Richard Graham

English actor

British TV actor and producer Razaaq Adoti

Razaaq Adoti

British TV actor and producer

actor Robert Portal

Robert Portal


British actor John Moreno

John Moreno

British actor

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