The horrible murders of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, are being recounted in the ITV television series The Long Shadow.
The true crime documentary, which premiered last night (September 25) on ITV1 and ITVX, focuses on what happened to his 13 victims.
When crafting the emotive and unsettling programme, creators spoke to the families and investigation team at the heart of the narrative, charting Sutcliffe’s horrendous murders before his final arrest in 1981.
It has an all-star cast from cinema and television, including soap stars and faces from past true crime successes.
This is the cast of The Long Shadow when the documentary begins.
Who is in the cast of The Long Shadow?
Mark Stobbart as Peter Sutcliffe
Peter Sutcliffe, widely known as The Yorkshire Ripper, is a notorious serial murderer who was apprehended in 1981.
Mark Stobbart, well known for his portrayal as DS Neil Twyler in the fourth season of Line of Duty, will play the part.
He has also appeared in The Devil Outside, The Hunt for Raoul Moat, Vera, Doctors, and Utopia.
Liz White as PS Meg Winterburn
PS Meg Winterburn was one of just six female sergeants assigned to the search for Peter Sutcliffe in West Yorkshire Police.
Liz White, well known for her appearances in Unforgotten, Ackley Bridge, and Life on Mars, will play the cop in the drama.
She also played the title character in Hammer Films’ 2012 rendition of The Woman in Black.
Katherine Kelly as Emily Jackson
During his reign of terror, Peter Sutcliffe claimed 13 victims, one of which was Emily Jackson.
Katherine Kelly, widely known for her role as Becky McDonald in Coronation Street, will portray her.
She has starred in Mr Selfridge, Happy Valley, Gentleman Jack, Criminal: UK, and Doctor Who spin-off Class since departing the soap in 2012.
Daniel Mays as Sydney Jackson
Daniel Mays will play Sydney Jackson, Emily’s husband and the father of their kid, Neil.
Daniel, like his onscreen wife, briefly featured in BBC soap EastEnders in 2000 as Kevin, an ex-boyfriend of Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace).
In addition to Doctor Who, Hustle, Inside No. 9, Line of Duty, and Good Omens, he has starred in the films Vera Drake, Atonement, Rogue One, and 1917.
Charley Webb as WPC Anna Lawson
Charley Webb, a fellow soap actress, will play WPC Anna Lawson, a police officer who worked on the investigation.
Charley is most known to Emmerdale fans for her role as Debbie Dingle, which she played from 2002 until 2021.
Since leaving the soap, she has been in Better, as well as McDonald and Dodds.
Toby Jones as DCS Dennis Hoban
Toby Jones, a veteran British actor, will play DCS Dennis Hoban, the first detective chief superintendent to lead the investigation into Peter Sutcliffe’s death.
The actor has played a variety of significant roles, including Arnim Zola in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Dobby the House Elf in the Harry Potter films.
Toby has also appeared in films such as The Hunger Games, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny, and Detectorists.
Lee Ingleby as DCS Jim Hobson
Lee Ingleby will play DCS Jim Hobson, who followed DCS Hoban in leading the Sutcliffe case.
Lee has been in a number of crime dramas, including Luther, Crossfire, Criminal: UK, Inspector George Gently, and The Hunt for Raoul Moat.
He has also appeared in Innocent, Screw, and The A Word, and he co-starred with Toby in Harry Potter’s The Prisoner of Azkaban as Stan Shunpike.
David Morrissey as DCS George Oldfield
David Morrissey will portray DCS George Oldfield, the third detective chief superintendent in charge of the Sutcliffe case.
The actor has been in television shows such as The Walking Dead, Good Omens, and The League of Gentlemen.
He’s also appeared in films including The Other Boleyn Girl, Blitz, and Welcome to the Punch.
Full cast list for The Long Shadow
- Toby Jones as DCS Dennis Hoban
- David Morrissey as DCS George Oldfield
- Lee Ingleby as DCS Jim Hobson
- Jack Deam as DI Les Hanley
- Katherine Kelly as Emily Jackson
- Daniel Mays as Sydney Jackson
- Jasmine Lee-Jones as Marcella Claxton
- Molly Wright as Donna DeAngelo
- Daisy Waterstone as Jacqueline Hill
- Jill Halfpenny as Doreen Hill
- Alexa Davies as Ruth Bundey
- Christopher Hatherall as DS John Domaille
- Steven Waddington as DSI Dick Holland
- Chloe Harris as WPC Jenny Bush
- Liz White as PS Meg Winterburn
- Sorcha Groundsell as Nicola Briggs
- Shaun Thomas as Neil Jackson
- Michael McElhatton as Chief Constable Ron Gregory
- Kris Hitchen as DC John Nunn
- Stephen Tompkinson plays David Gee
- Cara Theobold as WPC Jill Adams
- Charley Webb as WPC Anna Lawson
- Marcus Fraser as Calvin Thompson
- Emma Williams as WPC June Sinclair
- Gemma Laurie as Wilma McCann
- Alexa Goodall as Sonia McCann
- Dylan Hall as Richard McCann
The Long Shadow continues on Monday, October 2, at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.
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