Red Eye ITV cast including Netflix star and Full Monty legend as new thriller launches

ITV's Red Eye
ITV's Red Eye -Credit:ITV

Red Eye will makes its highly anticipated debut on Sunday night and viewers are bound to recognise a few of the faces starring in the new drama.

Over the last few weeks, preview adverts for the much hyped thriller have been on heavy rotation on ITV, with viewers getting their first look at Richard Armitage, star of The Stranger and Fool Me Once, as Dr Matthew Nolan, who, after attending a medical conference in Beijing and coming frighteningly close to dying in a car crash, arrives home and is immediately arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport. A dead woman was discovered in his crashed car and, despite his protests that he was driving alone, Nolan must return to China to face charges.

Dr Nolan's dire plight is at the centre of Red Eye,which also brings the struggles of other characters into the spotlight. DC Hana Li is the no-nonsense, London police officer charged with accompanying Nolan back to Beijing. Bornin Hong Kong and with a traumatic past, she does not want to go.

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Back in London is Hana’s half-sister Jess Li, a scrappy journalist played by Jemma Moore, with whom Hana has a fractious relationship. Trying to cash in on Hana’s assignment, Jess runs her own investigation into Nolan’s extradition and finds herself on the run from a lethal, unknown assassin.

And finally, the head of MI5, Madeline Delaney breaks protocol and risks her entire career to not only help Hana and Nolan stay alive, but to expose an international conspiracy that seems to implicate both China and people in her own government for the murders on flight 357.

Red Eye ITV cast

Dr Matthew Nolan - Richard Armitage

DC Hana Li - Jing Lusi

Jess Li - Jemma Moore

Madeline Delaney - Lesley Sharp

Dan Li as Toni Zhang

Zoe Telford - Amber Hurst

Lucianne McEvoy - Kate Ward

Thomas Chaanhing - Chén

Jonathan Aris - John Tennant

Xiangyi Tan - Tiffany

Oliver Maltman - Steven Hurst

Robert Gilbert - Simon King

Rick Warden - Chris Peele

Aidan Cheng - Wú

Cash Holland - Ruth Banks

Kevan MacKenzie - Len Delaney

Mido Hamada - Mike Maxwell