Anna Chancellor, Ciaran Hinds and Archie Panjabi join ‘Shetland’ Season 3

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Guest stars for the new season of Shetland have been announced.

Six new episodes of the BBC One cime drama are filming now in Scotland.

Shetland launched in March 2013, starring Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez, adapted from Ann Cleeves’ novels.

Guest stars in Season 3 will include Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones), Archie Panjabi (The Fall), Anna Chancellor (Mapp & Lucia), James Cosmo (Troy), Saskia Reeves (Wolf Hall), Sara Vickers (Endeavour), Jack Greenlees (Stonemouth), Jamie Michie (Game of Thrones), Mark Cox (Still Game), Kate Donnelly (Rab C Nesbitt) and Andrew Rothney (Outlander).

Hinds commented: “I’m looking forward to locking swords with Douglas Henshall and working against the stunning backdrop of Shetland. I came to Scotland a lot in the 70s and 80s in various theatre productions and of course to film Hallam Foe but this is the furthest I’ve ever been.”

Alongside Douglas Henshall, the regular cast features Alison O’Donnell, Steven Robertson, Julie Graham and Mark Bonnar.


Season 3 centres on the disappearance of a young man on a ferry crossing from Aberdeen to Lerwick. Suspecting foul play, DI Perez and his team begin an investigation which has far-reaching consequences for them all and the local community.

Elaine Collins, Executive Producer, ITV Studios commented: “Shetland has a magnificent core cast led by Douglas Henshall. In our third series, this time telling one story over six hours, our regulars will be joined by a wonderful group of prominent and talented actors who we feel sure have been attracted by some really exciting scripts.”

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