The Control Room cast: who stars in BBC miniseries?

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The Control Room is a new BBC miniseries about an emergency operator who receives a frantic call from someone who seems to know him

When Gabe receives an emergency call from a woman who claims to have killed someone, his normal work day is turned upside down.

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Things quickly get worse when the woman recognizes Gabe’s voice during the call and he feels his own life is in danger.

Taj Atwal and Iain De Caestecker in the control room

Who is in the cast of The Control Room?

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Iain De Caestecker as a gift

Gabe is the 911 operator who is drawn into a mysterious web when he answers the call from a woman who recognizes his voice and claims to know him.

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One of De Caestecker’s earliest film roles was Adam Barlow in Coronation Street until 2003, but he is now better known for his role as Leo Fitz in Agents of SHIELD

His other roles include a Douglas in the BBC comedy-drama series US and Duncan Knock in the political drama Roadkill.

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Iain De Caestecker as a gift

Taj Atwal as Leigh

Leigh is Gabe’s boss who is also in a secret relationship with Gabe and worries about him after he takes the fateful phone call.

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Atwal played PC Tatleen Sohota in the fifth season of Line of Duty and Roxy in the mystery drama The Syndicate.

She recently played the role of Rana on the East Yorkshire sitcom Hullraisers.

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Taj Atwal as Leigh

Joanna Vanderham as Sam Tolmie

Sam is a mysterious character on the show – she’s a fiery but damaged person involved in something much bigger than herself.

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Vanderham’s first film role came in 2011 as Cathy on the crime series The Runaway and she has since starred in Dancing on the Edge, The Paradise and Warrior.

She played Atropos in the fifth season of the superhero series Legends of Tomorrow and played Amanda Drummond in the Irvine Welsh series Crime.

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Joanna Vanderham as Sam

Sharon Rooney as DI Anna Breck

Breck is the lead detective investigator trying to track down the woman who called Gabe – she finds the case far more unusual than others she’s worked on.

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Rooney’s breakout role was played by Rae in the coming-of-age comedy series My Mad Fat Diary.

Her other roles include Kiki Stokes on The Tunnel, Ruth on Jerk and Bertha on the comedy series Deep Heat.

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Sharon Rooney as DI Anna Breck

Daniel Portman as Anthony Hardison

Hardison is the control room manager and second-in-command after Leigh, assisting call workers when needed.

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Portman is recognized for his role as Podrick Payne in multiple seasons of the fantasy series Game of Thrones.

He also played Gary Walsh in the intense thriller series Vigil and starred as Angus McDonald in the 2019 film Robert the Bruce.

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Daniel Portman as Anthony Hardison

Stuart Bowman as Ian

Ian is Gabe’s father, although little is currently known about the character or his motivations.

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His best-known role to date is as MI5 chief Stephen Hunter-Dunn on the BBC drama series The Bodyguard.

Bowman’s other film roles include Bishop Aubrey Gray in Grantchester, Sean Palmer in Alex Rider and Graeme Stanton in The Serpent.

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Stuart Bowman as Ian

When is The Control Room on TV?

The Control Room premieres on BBC One on July 17 at 9pm. The miniseries consists of three episodes – episode two airs July 18 at 9 p.m. and episode three airs July 19 at 9 p.m.

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All episodes can be viewed on BBC iPlayer shortly after they first air.

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