Richard Lintern (Spies of Warsaw) has joined the cast of BBC One’s long-running drama series Silent Witness as a series regular for its upcoming seventeenth season, TVWise has learned.
Lintern has been cast as Dr Thomas Chamberlain, a talented and experienced forensic pathologist, with a renowned reputation for specialising in toxicology. Chamberlain is a charismatic and shrewd social player and his effortless humour and political nose make him a good choice to lead the Lyell Centre after the death of Leo Dalton.
Speaking of joining the series, Richard Lintern said, “I am delighted to be joining the cast of Silent Witness. My character Thomas Chamberlain seems destined to ruffle a few feathers, and I very much look forward to seeing how his story develops. I have enjoyed watching the show for some time now, so it is a real pleasure to be joining the production team.”
While Kate Harwood, BBC Head of Drama, England, added, “I am very happy to welcome Richard Lintern to the Lyell Centre – I feel certain that Thomas Chamberlain is going to be an intelligent, charming and authoritative addition to the team and that the audience will love meeting him in Tim Prager’s bravura opening episode ‘Commodity’.”