Here's Where You Know The Cast Of Suspicion From

The following article includes references to sexual assault and domestic abuse.

The streaming service Apple TV+ is still relatively new (two and a half years old as of February 2022), but it has quickly made a name for itself as the home of original gritty dramas and suspenseful thrillers like "Defending Jacob" and "Home Before Dark." One standout series from its 2022 roster is "Suspicion," a show which is meant to keep viewers guessing. "It is a really, really good, big, suspenseful drama. A real, true whodunit," star Kunal Nayyar explained to ABC Audio. The thriller premiered its first two episodes globally on February 4, with the remaining six airing weekly each Friday.

"Suspicion" is set between New York and London. It pulls together five seemingly unrelated people who were all at the same New York hotel on the night a corporate PR strategist's son was kidnapped. When they return to the U.K. (London), these same people are investigated "on suspicion of conspiracy to abduct Leo Newman." Are they guilty, or were they just in the wrong place at the wrong time?

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." star Elizabeth Henstridge shares the screen with the likes of Kunal Nayyar ("The Big Bang Theory") and Uma Thurman ("Pulp Fiction") in this dramatic thriller. "Derry Girls" star Ian McElhinney and "Eastenders" actor Clare Perkins also appear as guest stars at the beginning of the series.

Here's everything you need to know about the cast of "Suspicion" and where you've seen them before.

Gerran Howell

"Suspicion" begins with an opening shot of Gerran Howell's character, Leo Newman. Shortly after walking into a fancy New York hotel, Leo is attacked and abducted by a crew wearing masks which disguised them as members of the British royal family. The "hilarious" video of Leo's abduction goes viral, but when his mother (Uma Thurman) reports her son missing, an international investigation is set in motion.

Gerran Howell is a Welsh actor who got his start with supporting roles in the British medical drama "Casualty" and the Dutch film "Crusade in Jeans" in 2006. In the same year, Howell landed the role of Vlad in the CBBC teen drama "Young Dracula," which ran for five seasons until 2014. In 2019, Howell had his breakout feature film role in the British war movie "1917."

In the same year, Howell began starring in the Hulu miniseries "Catch-22." The Barry-born actor spoke to Radio Wales about the series which he acts in alongside George Clooney (who is also a producer and director on the project). Howell had an unusual addition process for the series. "I was cast from one self-tape," he revealed. This "basically involves me in a spare room in my house setting up a camera and pretending to be in a cockpit and a lot of screaming and being panicked," he explained. "And then I sent that and [Clooney] went 'yeah' and that was it."

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman plays Leo's mom, Katherine Newman, in Apple TV's dramatic thriller "Suspicion." The actor told Fox 5 New York that while the fast-paced nature of the writing made her head spin, she loved that each episode continued to draw the show's mystery even deeper. "Any character could kind of go in any direction," she said. "I think that was part of the sort of dramatic tension that [showrunner] Rob Williams was using."

Thurman has been a household name since 1988 when she starred in Stephen Frears' feature "Dangerous Liaisons" with the likes of Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer. She then solidified this status thanks to her short-lived marriage to Gary Oldman and her leading role in the Quentin Tarantino hit, "Pulp Fiction." From then on, the actor, model, writer, and producer has had a busy career in the entertainment industry. She reunited with Tarantino in the early aughts for the now cult-classic "Kill Bill" franchise — and the pair have been in talks over a third film.

While "Reality Bites" fans might recognize Thurman as the ex-wife of star Ethan Hawke, anyone who's been following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein will know her for speaking out against the disgraced movie producer. In 2018, she told The New York Times Weinstein assaulted her after the release of "Pulp Fiction," but she later had to work with him on "Kill Bill." "I stand as both a person who was subjected to it and a person who was then also part of the cloud cover," she said.

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Noah Emmerich

Noah Emmerich plays FBI Special Agent Scott Anderson in "Suspicion." Anderson is one of the lead investigators on Leo Newman's case and is first seen interviewing Katherine Newman in New York. He later travels to the U.K. to pursue a group of five suspects.

While Emmerich's character leads the investigation on-screen, the actor admitted he didn't have a clue who the mastermind of the abduction is. He wasn't sent the scripts ahead of time, so he said he was just as in the dark as the audience. "I didn't know who was telling the truth. I thought everybody was guilty at different points," he said to Screen Rant. "That's what really drew me into this. It was just a masterful juggling act of keeping me questioning everything that I was reading."

It's no surprise if viewers think Emmerich looks familiar. In fact, the actor played a very similar role from 2013 to 2018 in "The Americans." His character, Stan Beeman, was also an FBI agent and appeared in all 75 episodes. "I love the ending of the series," he explained to GQ. "But when it was over, I wanted to keep doing it. I thought, 'Let's come back tomorrow and do it again.' It's hard to let it go," he added. However, while "The Americans" may have ended, Emmerich seems to have found his niche in law-enforcement roles. After "Suspicion," he's set to play Detective Tim Braun in "The Good Nurse" and burned-out FBI agent Whitover in "Dark Winds."

Angel Coulby

After Special Agent Anderson does his initial investigation in New York, the case is handed over to U.K. law enforcement. There, Detective Vanessa Okoye (Angel Coulby) begins rounding up suspects that she and Anderson believe are connected to Leo's abduction.

Fans of British television will, of course, recognize Coulby for her starring role in the BBC fantasy drama "Merlin" alongside Colin Morgan, John Hurt, Katie McGrath, Bradley James, Richard Wilson, and Anthony Head. Coulby played the former main-tuned-queen, Guinevere, in the series which ran from 2008 to 2012. "Merlin" is one of the most notable roles in Coulby's career — and the most memorable. She particularly loved the fantasy element of the series. As an actor, "it's exciting to be able to venture beyond the realms of everyday life. Immersing yourself in that is a very attractive prospect," she explained to BBC. Plus, "viewers love a bit of escapism," Coulby added.

Acting was something Coulby always knew she wanted to do. "From the moment I understood that those people I'd watched in films and on the tele were in fact actors being paid to perform, and that this was a legitimate career choice, I knew it was what I wanted to do," she revealed, per Black History Month. Since appearing in "Merlin," Coulby has had a busy television career, appearing in a handful of crime dramas, even playing a detective in the 2018 anthology series "Innocent."

Elizabeth Henstridge

British actor Elizabeth Henstridge is no stranger to action or drama, having played biochemist and secret agent Jemma Simmons in Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." from 2013 to 2020. Henstridge is best known for this role which saw her character save the world countless times and fall in love with and marry her best friend, Leo Fitz.

While she's totally satisfied with FitzSimmons' happy ending on the show, she is definitely up for more "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in the future. "I'm so proud of that final episode and I think, yeah, we left it in a beautiful spot. But equally, I loved being on that show, I loved the family, I loved playing Simmons, so yeah, I'd always be open to reprising the role, definitely," she told ComicBook.

However, for the time being, Henstridge has traded her lab coat for handcuffs. In the Apple TV+ thriller, she plays Tara McAllister, a college academic who is the first suspect to be arrested on suspicion of abducting Leo Newman. As the series progresses, Tara's every move is monitored by the authorities, exposing everything about her in the process. "At its heart, [Suspicion is] a suspenseful thriller. And along the way, it asks a lot of really big questions about the truth, what is the truth, how it can be constructed and who by, the role social media plays in that, how surveillance impacts our lives and personal rights," Henstridge explained to Collider.

Kunal Nayyar

"The Big Bang Theory" star Kunal Nayyar swaps comedy for drama in his new series "Suspicion." The actor plays Aadesh Chopra, an aspiring cyber security consultant who is the next suspect to be arrested for Leo Newman's abduction. In an interview with Moviefone, Nayyar explained that when Aadesh and the other four suspects start to get to know each other, the show becomes, in part, about the relationship that develops between them. "They definitely need each other to accomplish whatever it is that they're trying to accomplish, whether it's clearing their name or actually trying to get the job done, we don't necessarily know."

While Nayyar enjoys having time to explore other projects like Apple TV's "Suspicion" and the Netflix film "Spaceman," he misses working on "TBBT." "I grew up on that show. I miss my cast and the writers and the whole family, and I can't imagine a life without it," he said to Metro.

However, the fan-favorite comedy was also a big part of the reason the actor wanted to star in "Suspicion," too. "[I wanted] to do something in a different genre not only to diversify my portfolio, but also to challenge myself to see if I can live in this world as well as a different character because I've been known for one thing for so long," Nayyar revealed to Looper.

Georgina Campbell

Georgina Campbell plays financial advisor Natalie Thompson in "Suspicion." Natalie is a seemingly normal bride-to-be, but when she's arrested on her wedding day for the abduction of Leo Newman, her life begins to unravel.

Campbell has been a regular fixture on the small screen for over a decade, but viewers might know her best as Ashley Jones from the TV movie "Murdered by My Boyfriend." This dramatized retelling of true events first aired in 2014 and has since been hailed as a harrowing and "convincing" portrayal of domestic abuse by The Telegraph. Campbell beat out the likes of Sheridan Smith for the part, which scored her a BAFTA, but later revealed she never intended to become an actor. "I wanted to be an air hostess, because I thought it was the most glamorous thing — and I'd never been on a plane," she joked to The Guardian. The "Flowers" star later told Schön! Magazine that winning the BAFTA was "the moment I realized I could do this as a full-time job and that I was actually any good at it."

Campbell has since appeared on plenty of popular television shows, including "Broadchurch," "Black Mirror," and "Krypton."

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Elyes Gabel

British actor Elyes Gabel plays the dangerous and certainly criminal character Sean Tilson in "Suspicion." Unlike the first three suspects (Tara, Aadesh, and Natalie), who are arrested while going about their lives in the U.K., Tilson is on a plane on his way back from New York. However, he evades arrest by disguising himself and using a fake passport.

Viewers may recognize the actor playing Sean from some of his notable television roles, such as "Game of Thrones." Gabel played Daenerys' bodyguard Rakharo in the first two seasons of the show. This role presented a new challenge for the actor in having to ride a horse for most of his scenes. "They asked me, 'Can you ride a horse?' I said yes ... I could not ride a horse," he admitted to Larkshead. After a few riding lessons, Gabel's performance was passable, but there was one scene he couldn't actually do on a horse. "For one scene, I sat on [the stunt coordinator's] shoulders, bereft of any poise, and whipped the Viserys character."

Gabel's character met his own tragic end soon after, but, according to "GOT" bosses, it wasn't actually the plan to kill Rakharo off. The actor had booked bigger roles he wanted to pursue. Gabel has since starred in feature films like "World War Z" and "Interstellar," and had main roles in dramas like "Body of Proof" and "Scorpion." Speaking about the latter series, he acknowledged how it is a "nice challenge and responsibility" to lead the show, per YouTube.

Tom Rhys Harries

Rounding off the group of suspects is Eddie Walker, played by Tom Rhys Harries. He is introduced at the end of Episode 3 as a suspect the investigators previously missed. Like his co-star Elizabeth Henstridge, Rhys Harries likes the social commentary "Suspicion" is trying to make. "I think it's important for us to be asking these big questions, particularly for a younger generation, because I don't think we've quite cracked it yet on how to manage surveillance, the ethical issues and moral issues of all of that," he explained to Moviefone. "I think what I really dig about the show is that it's asking a lot of big questions about these very current themes that are prevalent in society and it feels very timely," he added.

Rhys Harries is best known for playing Axel Collins in the hit series "White Lines." The series premiered in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic and it became the "hedonistic" escapism that viewers needed to get through quarantine, per Vogue. The actor told the outlet that he loved having the opportunity to immerse himself in the creativity and vibrancy of the 1990s for the role. He also noted that he felt a big responsibility over how the show's drug abuse storyline was portrayed. "Particularly on a big platform [like Netflix], I'd feel a responsibility as an actor ... in being progressive in how the story is told," he said.

Ross McCall

Heading up the investigation (and updating the press) in America is FBI Agent Owen Neilssen, played by Ross McCall. Neilssen is putting pressure on Special Agent Anderson and Detective Okoye to round up the five suspects and prove they're guilty, but is he steering the investigation in the wrong direction? The actor, who is Scottish, had no trouble taking on the role of an American FBI agent in "Suspicion." "I've always been able to do a convincing American accent. I think it was because I watched so many movies when I was younger," he told The Scotsman. In fact, the American accent is basically second nature to him now, as he's starred in a ton of U.S.-based projects like "White Collar" and "24: Live Another Day."

In 2022, McCall made his directorial debut with the feature "A Violent Man," which was released in theaters and digital platforms on February 4. The actor and director is also a passionate environmental activist. Viewers may recognize him from the documentary "Operation Sleppið Grindini" detailing marine conservation in the Faroe Islands.

Lydia West

Natalie Thompson's family members are understandably worried when she is arrested on her wedding day, but her sister Monique "Mon" Thompson (Lydia West) is the most concerned. Mon soon becomes embroiled in her sister's mess when she finds a bag with money and a burner phone hidden under Natalie's bed after she's arrested, and she is briefly dragged into the investigation as a result.

West is best known for her scene-stealing performance in the Channel 4 drama "It's a Sin." The series, which is set 30 years in the past, has been hailed as a very timely commentary. While it depicts serious topics — namely the AIDS crisis in the U.K. — the series also has a lighter side. What West loves the most about it is how well it portrays the "value of friendship," per Channel 4. The actor told Stylist that she hopes the show "pays homage" to the men who died from AIDS, as well as showcases brave female allies. Her character, Jill, was based on a real friend of the show's creator, Russell T Davies, West told Stylist. LGBTQ+ activist Jill Nalder, who was his inspiration, also appears in the show as West's on-screen mom.