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'Silent Witness' casts Richard Lintern as new forensic pathologist

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Richard Lintern has joined the cast of Silent Witness.

The Spies of Warsaw actor will play new lead character Dr Thomas Chamberlain in the BBC One drama.

Richard Lintern

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Richard Lintern.



Chamberlain is an experienced forensic pathologist with a renowned reputation in toxicology. He is described as a "charismatic and shrewd social player".

The character will lead the Lyell Centre following the death of Leo Dalton (William Gaminara) in the previous 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."

Kate Harwood, head of drama, 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'."

Lintern is also known for his roles in White Heat, Endeavor and The Shadow Line.

Emilia Fox (Dr Nikki Alexander), David Caves (Jack Hodges) and Lizz Carr as (Clarissa Mullery) will return for the upcoming 17th series.

Filming for the new series will begin later this month, to be broadcast in early 2014.

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