Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

NEW CHALLENGES IN STORE AS SCOTTISH COP RETURNS; Douglas Henshall Says His Character in Shetland Is Different to Other Detectives On-Screen. the Actor Tells GEORGIA HUMPHREYS about the Appeal of the Role and Returning to Scotland to Film

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

NEW CHALLENGES IN STORE AS SCOTTISH COP RETURNS; Douglas Henshall Says His Character in Shetland Is Different to Other Detectives On-Screen. the Actor Tells GEORGIA HUMPHREYS about the Appeal of the Role and Returning to Scotland to Film

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Byline: GEORGIA HUMPHREYS

was ON THE SMALL Of role, 52-Douglas "It's bones really, minute there, very familiar way."

SCREEN or so your In the first DOUGLAS HENSHALL'S life has changed massively since we last saw him solving mysteries as DI Jimmy Perez.

In the almost-two years that BBC1 series Shetland has been off-screen, he's become a dad. While shaking off the much-loved, dark cop drama after filming can still take time, he says having a 14-monthold baby girl has made a difference.

"I don't really have time to dwell too much on things," remarks the Glasgow-born star, who, before Shetland, was probably best known for sci-fi series Primeval.

ON SMALL "When I come home, thankfully I get to see the tail end of her day - help bath her or whatever - and so SCREEN that kind of takes your mind off things."

Adapted from the acclaimed novels by Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows Perez investigating crimes within the close-knit community on the Scottish archipelago.

The fourth series - as with the third - is an original story, rather than being based on one Cleeves has penned, and sees Perez and his team deal with murders from the past and present with unsettling similarities.

THE Of returning to the role, 52-year-old Douglas says: "It's in my bones now. So, really, the minute I get there, it's all very familiar... familiar in a nice way."

In the first of six episodes, Thomas Malone returns home to Shetland after spending 23 years in jail for murder. With the story exploring whether Thomas is a victim of a miscarriage of justice, Perez faces new challenges.

"The thing that Jimmy Perez finds difficult in this series is you've got someone who doesn't trust the police at all and - as far as he's concerned - has every right not to trust the police at all," explains Douglas in his distinctive Scottish accent. …

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