Who's in the Vera cast? Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison, Riley Jones, Ibinabo Jack, Paul Kaye and Adrian Lukis

VERA is a British crime drama which will soon return for a tenth series.

But who will feature in the new series of the ITV drama? Read on to find out.

Who's in the Vera cast?

The following stars will all be appearing in the ninth series of Vera:

Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope

Brenda Anne Blethyn, OBE plays DCI Vera Stanhope.

DCI Vera Stanhope is a talented, compassionate and unconventional detective who heads up a team at Northumberland and City Police.

She is very blunt, to the point and will do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of a case.

In 1980, Brenda made her television debut in Mike Leigh's film Grown-Ups.

She's since starred in The Witches, Secrets & Lies, Pride & Prejudice and Saving Grace.

Kenny Doughty as DS Aiden Healy

Kenny Doughty plays DS Aiden Healy in the series.

He is Vera's second-in-command and over the course of the program has proved his loyalty and just how hard-working he can be.

As a parent, he does often struggle to contain himself when he deals with cases involving parents and children.

Kenny has starred in many other popular shows including New Tricks, Coronation Street and Wire in the Blood.

Jon Morrison as DC Kenny Lockhart

Jon Morrison plays DC Kenny Lockhart.

A loyal detective with decades of experience under his belt, and the cynical sense of humour to prove it.

He's a Scottish actor best known for his roles in Just Another Saturday, The Elephants' Graveyard and Gary Oldman's Nil by Mouth.

He has previously starred in The Bill, Monarch of the Glen, High Times, Dream Team, and Who Dares Wins.

Riley Jones as PC Mark Edwards

Riley Jones plays DC Mark Edwards.

As Vera's youngest team member, Jones is very hard-working and is keen to prove he has what it takes to be in the force.

As well as Vera, he is also known for his roles in Run and Wolfblood.

Edwards has also made cameo appearances in EastEnders as Lola Pearce's fiancee.

Ibinabo Jack as DC Jacqueline ‘Jac’ Williams

Ibinano Jack plays DC Jacqueline Williams in Vera.

Her character is a young and talented detective with a wry sense of humour and a knack at finding key witnesses and crucial information essential to solving cases.

DC Jacqueline is valuable asset to Vera's squad.

She is a theatre actress who was born in November 1982.

Paul Kaye as Dr Malcolm Donahue

Paul Kaye is joining series nine of the crime drama.

Joining the team in series 9, Paul plays a very precise pathologist who has worked with Vera in the past, but the two were unable to get along.

However, the pair seem to have put their differences aside and are now finally establishing a grudging respect for one another.

Paul Kaye is a comedian and actor best known for playing Dennis Pennis, a shock celebrity interviewer.

He has also starred in Three Girls, Game of Thrones and The Windsors.

When will the new series of Vera be on ITV?

Series ten of Vera will begin on Sunday 10th January 2020.

As with series 9, there will be four episodes in total.

The opening episode of the show’s ninth season, titled Blood Will Tell, Vera has to unravel the circumstances of self-styled entrepreneur Freddie Gill's death when his body is found by bailiffs attempting to repossess his house.

The next three episodes will air on the following Sundays, concluding with episode 4 on 2nd February 2020.

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