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'Easy one' Daniel Mays snubs Line of Duty as he addresses show's controversial ending
Line of Duty, the star had an “easy” response.Daniel stars as police officer DS Locke in the new crime drama six-part series.This means the star will be playing a police officer once again, just like his previous role in Line of Duty.As fans will remember, he played Sergeant Danny Waldron in the third season of the BBC drama.Speaking to Express.co.uk and other media during a recent Q&A about the show, the actor compared the two.He was quizzed about the controversial ending to season six of Line of Duty, which had a mixed response from viewers.Daniel was asked: “The ending to this crime drama, was this more satisfying than Line of Duty’s finale?”The actor responded: “That’s easy to answer.“Because I managed to get through all six episodes of Magpie Murders as opposed to just one on Line of Duty.“So I’m firmly in the Magpie Murders camp with that question!”Season six of Line of Duty left viewers split when it aired last May.It featured a revelation about who was the fourth person behind H.However, while some fans loved it, others had expected another twist.Daniel’s series Magpie Murders is now available to watch on BritBox.The crime drama features six episodes, which are all up on the streaming platform.It is based on Anthony Horowitz’ book of the same name.Alongside Daniel, the series also features an all-star cast including Lesley Manville, Conleth Hill and Tim McMullan.The synopsis of the new show reads: “Susan Ryeland (played by Lesley), is an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript that will change her life.”During the same Q&A, Lesley opened up about basing part of her character on Newsnight journalist Emily Maitlis.She said: “I didn’t base it on Emily Maitlis but I’ve always looked at Emily.“I saw her once at
‘Not going there at all!' The Crown's Lesley Manville sidesteps Prince Andrew question
Emily Maitlis.The Crown star opened up about this at a recent press conference, although she admitted she wasn’t going to weigh in on Emily’s Prince Andrew interview.Lesley plays Susan Ryland in the new series Magpie Murders, which is based on the novel by Anthony Horowitz.Speaking in an interview earlier this month, Lesley explained how she got into character.In particular, the star admitted she based one aspect of her performance on journalist Emily.She said: “I didn’t base it on Emily Maitlis but I’ve always looked at Emily.“I saw her once at the BBC, I was waiting in reception and she was running across the foyer doing things.“And I think she’s one of those handful of brilliant, brilliant women who are journalists, I’m fascinated by her mind.“But I just watched her run across the reception and she looked fantastic, she had an amazing outfit.“It was 10 o’clock in the morning and she had high heels and the lot on - and I just thought, that’s really interesting.“You can form images of what you think someone in that position may be dressing like.“And you could think about Susan Ryland [her character], she’s a publisher and maybe she could be a bit plain.“And I just thought, ‘No, come on, let’s go a little bit Emily with her.’”As a result, Lesley added during the recent Royal Television Society Q&A, how she wanted to channel the mixture of Emily’s “style and brilliant mind”.However, the actress, who is soon to play Princess Margaret in The Crown, admitted she wasn’t going to comment on Emily’s interviews.In particular, a fan asked what her character would think about Prince Andrew.This is because Emily famously interviewed him about the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.Speaking about this, Lesley laughed: “I’m not going there at