Line of Duty star Anna Maxwell Martin finds love a year after death of her husband


LINE Of Duty’s Anna Maxwell Martin has found a happy ending – unlike most characters in the police drama.

I can reveal the actress, who plays steely DCS Patricia Carmichael in the BBC hit, has a new boyfriend, two years after her divorce from late Notting Hill director Roger Michell.

Who is Anna Maxwell Martin?

Anna Maxwell Martin is an English actress born in 1977.

She added her grandfather’s name Maxwell to her surname to distinguish her from another member with the same name when she joined actor’s trade union Equity.

Anna’s breakthrough roles came when she played Esther Summerson in the BBC’s 2005 adaptation of Bleak House,and “N” in Channel 4’s 2008 adaptation of Poppy Shakespeare.

Notably, she also played Lyra in His Dark Materials at the Royal National Theatre.

Anna Maxwell met cameraman Rich Cornelius while filming Sky police comedy Code 404.

A source said: “Anna is smitten with Rich and is happier than ever.

“It’s early days but they’ve both fallen hard.

“All her friends are chuffed that she’s found love again.”

Roger, who was Anna’s husband for 18 years, was father to their two children.

Anna starred in Philomena as Jane Anna in 2013.

She has also appeared in film Becoming Jane, where she played Cassandra Austen.

He died in 2021, a year after she revealed their separation.

His list of directing credits also includes Nineties TV series The Buddha of Suburbia.

Anna also featured in the TV series Bleak House as Esther Summerson.

In 2003, she featured in two episodes of Midsomer Murders.

She is also known for the BBC comedy Motherhood.

In 2021 she played DCS Patricia Carmichael in Line of Duty, and also starred in Hollington Drive.

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