First look at Sam Heughan and James Nesbitt in Channel 4 crime thriller Suspect

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New images have been released of a new crime thriller starring James Nesbitt and Outlander star Sam Heughan.

Suspect will air on Channel 4 with Richard E Grant, Anne-Marie Duff, Joely Richardson, Ben Miller, Nimah Algar, Sacha Dhawan and Antonia Thomas completing the stellar cast line-up.

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Scot Heughan will star as Ryan in the series which sees Nesbitt play veteran detective Danny Frater. He turns up at a hospital mortuary for what he thinks is a routine ID check on a young woman’s body, but gets a devastating shock; the corpse turns out to be his estranged daughter, Christina (played by Imogen King).

Danny is traumatized by the news that according to the post-mortem report, she’s taken her own life. Danny and Christina had a complicated father-daughter relationship in recent years, but he refuses to accept that she would have ended her own life. He sets out on a mission for the truth, retracing her last days and hours, in an agonising crusade to discover what really happened to his only child.

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Heughan, 42, was propelled into the spotlight for his role as Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander. He is a graduate of Glasgow's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama now known as the Scottish Conservatoire of Scotland.

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Nesbitt said: “The calibre of the actors is amazing and they came so prepared. They were also incredibly supportive and protective of me, I think instinctively because they knew I was taking on a fairly big responsibility. It was a beautifully collaborative experience.”

He added: “I could relate to Danny, with his flaws, vulnerabilities and the devastating situation he faces, from the very first moment I picked up the script. Each episode of Suspect is an intensely theatrical double-hander, a psychological battle of wits between Danny and another character who may know something about his daughter's untimely death.”

The eight-part series is coming soon to Channel 4 and All 4.

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