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Eagle-eyed- fans on Twitter noticed something significant about Anna Maxwell Martin's return to the show…

Line of Duty announced on Tuesday morning that the brilliant yet intimidating DCS Patricia Carmichael, leader of Anti-Corruption Unit 3, would be making a return to the show – and viewers can’t wait to have actress Anna Maxwell Martin back on their screens.

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In true Line of Duty fandom style, a number of eagle-eyed fans have noticed a significant detail about the most recent glimpse of the character – and we can’t help but think they’re onto something. 

A new image, released by the BBC, shows Anna in character as the Detective, and she bears a noticeable resemblance to DCI Jo Davidson with a number of nods to the guest lead including her hair and clothes. 

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One person summed it up on Twitter: “Mother.



Roll neck jumper under jacket, hair tied back in a low bun, slight build but very fierce, I’m sure she reminds me of someone…”

A second person added: “Love her.

Also this polo neck and blazer is a very strong motif this series.

What does it mean?”, which prompted a third to connect the dots, asking: “Is she Jo’s sister??”

A fourth echoed this, picking up on DI Kate Fleming’s love of a polo-neck.

writing: “Aah Patricia is back and she’s rocking a Kate polo neck…

think I’m going to have to invest in one.”

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We can’t wait to see Anna Maxwell Martin return to Line of Duty!

On the announcement of her reprisal, Anna herself gave a mention of her new look.

She said in a statement: “Pat’s back, I can’t remember what she’s doing there, nor would I be allowed to blab, but suffice to say she’s got some new clobber and she’s ready to bust some balls.”

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As we know with Line of Duty, these small details are very much considered and nothing is ever a coincidence, but does it mean she has a more sinister connection to Jo? Or is it simply a red herring? We’ll have to wait and see…

Viewers last saw Patricia Carmichael in series five when AC-3 was brought in to investigate Superintendent Ted Hastings as a potential member of a ring of corrupt police officers colluding with the OCG and a contender for a mysterious ‘H’.

It’s safe to say when she’s in the room, she means business! 

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14 April 2021, 12:05

Who is DCS Pat Carmichael in Line of Duty and what do we know about Anna Maxwell Martin?

Line of Duty fans prepare for some straight talking, because Superintendent Patricia Carmichael is back.

The AC boss – played by Anna Maxwell Martin – will return following Ted Hasting’s brutal forced retirement.

Ahead of her big comeback, Anna said: “Pat’s back, I can’t remember what she’s doing there, nor would I be allowed to blab, but suffice to say she’s got some new clobber and she’s ready to bust some balls.”

But who is she and what do we know about actress Anna Maxwell Martin?

Line of Duty fans will remember DCS Patricia Carmichael as the no-nonsense boss who appeared in the final two episodes of series five.

In charge of Anti-Corruption Unit 4, she interrogated AC-12′s Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrain Dunbar) when he was under suspicion of being organised crime boss ‘H’.

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We don’t know much else about the character, but Hastings previously remarked that Carmichael was using his prosecution as another way to launch herself up the career ladder.

Despite Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) clearing Hastings’ name, Carmichael revealed she still didn’t trust him.

At the end of season five, she said she thought Hastings informed OCG member Lee Banks about John Corbitt being undercover.

Carmichael is returning following Chief Constable Philip Osborne’s plan to cut numbers in Central Police’s anti-corruption units, and this also coincides with the reappearance of Lee Banks.

Anna was born on 10 May 1977, making her 43-years-old.

After studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), the actress had her first major on-stage role playing Lyra in the National Theatre's production of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials.

Anna previously played Esther Summerson in the BBC's 2005 adaptation of Bleak House, as well as "N" in Channel 4's 2008 adaptation of Poppy Shakespeare.

She is probably best known for her role as Julia in the BBC comedy Motherhood.

Other credits include 2013’s Philomena, Becoming Jane and Midsomer Murders.

Anna was married to director Roger Michell and the pair have two children together, with Roger also sharing two older children with a previous partner.

The former couple have now separated, with Anna telling You magazine in April 2020: “Our marriage has ended and we’ve been separated for quite some time.

“I haven’t really spoken about it because it isn’t fair on all the people involved.

There are four children to think about.

“It’s taken an enormous amount of time, but we are all getting through it in a healthy way.”

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