Interview: Brenda Blethyn, Vera

Series seven of Vera starts tonight (Sunday 19th March) on ITV in the UK, and, as ever, it showcases the talents of one of Britain’s finest actors – Brenda Blethyn. Adapted from crime writing legend Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope novels, the series has become a bit of a Sunday-night institution. Series seven starts when Vera…

Interview: Brenda Blethyn, Vera

You know what you’re getting with Vera – solid, tightly-plotted crime drama with an outstanding central performance from Brenda Blethyn and stories that are informed as much by the northeast landscape than they are from the characters. Series six of the adaptation of Ann Cleeves’ novels is upon us this weekend, and we managed to…

Interview: Brenda Blethyn, Vera

Vera is one of the most enduring and watchable crime dramas. A mixture of Ann Cleeves’ writing and Brenda Blethyn’s canny portrayal (as well as some amazing North East scenery) always make it one to watch. Back for its fifth series on Sunday (Sunday 5th April), Brenda reprises her role as the brilliantly perceptive DCI…