VERA season 11 was split into two halves due to filming delays caused by the Covid pandemic.
However, the wait is over as the unconventional detective is back on our screens for the second half. Find out here who you can expect to see on your screens for the new series.
Brenda Blythn is coming back as quirky Detective Vera for the final four episodes of series 11[/caption]
Who’s in the Vera series 11 cast?
Here’s the full list of who’s returning and joining series 11…
Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope
Brenda Anne Blethyn, OBE plays DCI Vera Stanhope.
DCI Vera Stanhope is a talented, compassionate and unconventional detective who heads up a team at Northumberland and City Police.
She is very blunt, to the point and will do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of a case.
In 1980, Brenda made her television debut in Mike Leigh’s film Grown-Ups.
She’s since starred in The Witches, Secrets & Lies, Pride & Prejudice and Saving Grace.
Kenny Doughty as DS Aiden Healy
Kenny Doughty plays DS Aiden Healy in the series.
He is Vera’s second-in-command and over the course of the program has proved his loyalty and just how hard-working he can be.
As a parent, he does often struggle to contain himself when he deals with cases involving parents and children.
Kenny has starred in many other popular shows including New Tricks, Coronation Street and Wire in the Blood.
In 2013 Kenny played Gaz in the hit stage show The Full Monty and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
Jon Morrison as DC Kenny Lockhart
A loyal detective with decades of experience under his belt, and the cynical sense of humour to prove it.
He’s a Scottish actor best known for his roles in Just Another Saturday, The Elephants’ Graveyard and Gary Oldman’s Nil by Mouth.
He has previously starred in The Bill, Monarch of the Glen, High Times, Dream Team, and Who Dares Wins.
Riley Jones as PC Mark Edwards
Riley Jones plays DC Mark Edwards.
As Vera’s youngest team member, Jones is very hard-working and is keen to prove he has what it takes to be in the force.
As well as Vera, he is also known for his roles in Run and Wolfblood.
Edwards has also made cameo appearances in EastEnders as Lola Pearce’s fiancee.
Ibinabo Jack as DC Jacqueline ‘Jac’ Williams
Ibinano Jack plays DC Jacqueline Williams in Vera.
Her character is a young and talented detective with a wry sense of humour and a knack at finding key witnesses and crucial information essential to solving cases.
DC Jacqueline is valuable asset to Vera’s squad.
She is a theatre actress who was born in November 1982.
Paul Kaye as Dr Malcolm Donahue
Paul Kaye joined the team in series nine of the crime drama.
Paul plays a very precise pathologist who has worked with Vera in the past, but the two were unable to get along.
However, the pair seem to have put their differences aside and are now finally establishing a grudging respect for one another.
Paul Kaye is a comedian and actor best known for playing Dennis Pennis, a shock celebrity interviewer.
He has also starred in Three Girls, Game of Thrones and The Windsors.
Who are the other cast members?
The series also stars…
- Ian Bonar as Ewan Webster
- Amber James as Monica Samassi
- Joe Caffrey as Doug Rooney
- Ged Simmons as Gary Clayton
- Teyve Matheson as Victor Samassi
- Lewis Cope as Marcus Hynde
- Conor Lowson as Patrick Hynde
- Rina Mahoney as Aliah Kapoor
- Ramanique Ahluwalia as Anita Sinha
- Pauline Moriarty as Helena Rossi
- Gavin Kitchen as Jim Tullman
- Lorraine Ashbourne as Barbara Tullman
- Sophie Stanton as Andrea Hynde
Why was there a break in Vera series 11?
Vera season 11 consists of six feature length episodes.
Due to delays caused by the pandemic, two feature length episodes arrived 2021.
The remaining episodes will broadcast in 2022 with episode three of the unfinished series going to premiere on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 8pm on ITV.