Line of Duty welcomes bombshell Kelly MacDonald as actress joins for new series

Line of Duty welcomes bombshell Kelly MacDonald as actress joins for new series

Kelly MacDonald is set to star in the next series of popular BBC show Line of Duty.

The actress will play Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, who is the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder.

The exciting news was announced on the official BBC One Twitter account today.

A photo of Kelly, 43, was shared with the Beeb's 1.4million followers.

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The post read: "Kelly MacDonald will star as guest lead in the next series of Line of Duty.

"She's playing Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder, whose unconventional conduct raises suspicions at AC-12."

Fans flocked to the post, excited about the new character on the show.

One said: "Wow this is great!"

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While another typed: "This is very good news."

"Wow, I love Kelly MacDonald! Getting excited!" gushed a third.

Line of Duty writer and showrunner Jed Mercurio said: "We're honoured that Kelly Macdonald will join Martin, Vicky and Adrian in Series 6 of Line of Duty. DCI Joanne Davidson will prove the most enigmatic adversary AC-12 have ever faced."

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, added: "We’re delighted that Kelly Macdonald is coming on board for series six. She’s one of the UK’s most versatile actors and we’re excited for viewers to see what Jed’s scripts have in store for her when she joins the Line of Duty team."

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Kelly has acted in some amazing films, such as Trainspotting, Gosford Park, State of Play, No Country for Old Men, and Boardwalk Empire.

She's also known for her part in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, in which she played the role of the Grey Lady.

There's no release date for Line of Duty series six yet, but Jed has teased he hopes it will be "sometime in 2020".

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