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Currently, the Northern Irish actress is featuring alongside Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar in ITV’s newest crime drama Ridley. Admitting that she’s never played a detective role before, Bronagh Waugh told Express.co.uk, together with other publications, how her co-star helped her on-set.

Sharing that she had watched Adrian perform on stage growing up, Bronagh said that when the chance got here up for her to work with him, she found it really exciting.

Within the ITV drama, Bronagh plays DI Farman who was Alex Ridley’s former protégée whom he mentored for a few years before retiring.

Although, when she calls on her former boss to assist solve a criminal offense, Ridley gets thrown back into his old work helping to resolve a fancy and compelling murder case.

Commenting on the simple chemistry between the 2 of them on-screen, the actress was asked if she knew Adrian beforehand as they’re from the identical place.

“He just very calmly steered the ship and made me feel like I could do it. 

“I believe I needed that, I needed someone to be like, ‘You possibly can do it.’”

“He’s great, I’m very keen on him and we’re great friends now.

Elsewhere within the interview, the Ridley star revealed that she needed Adrian’s encouragement due to her sleepless nights with a newborn baby.

Last week, viewers got to see the second instalment of the four-part series which showed the team discover a body of a young woman buried in a shallow grave.

Nonetheless, in true ITV crime style, not was all it gave the impression to be because the retired detective discovered that the victim had been living a secret double life.

A synopsis for the upcoming third episode reads: “After a probability encounter with jazz singer Eve Marbury, Ridley agrees to assist find her brother, who has been missing for 40 years.

“When a lady is found dead, dark secrets which have been buried for many years begin to emerge.”

Ahead of the show’s first airing, Bronagh and Adrian appeared on The One Show to talk in regards to the series with hosts Emma Willis and Jermaine Jenas.

As Adrian is well-known for enjoying Ted Hastings within the crime show Line of Duty, the host asked how this role as Ridley differs.

He replied: “You discover this man at a really difficult point in his life, I mean he’s lost his wife and daughter in a really horrendous house fire.

“He’s isolated and quite depressed and a colleague shows up and tells him a couple of case that is come to light again, some recent evidence has come and sort of warns him off it.

Ridley continues on ITV on Sunday at 8pm.

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