Actor Daniel Mays has revealed that he doesn’t think James Nesbitt, who played Marcus Thurwell, is dead in the critically acclaimed show Line of Duty.
Daniel portrayed Danny Waldron in the explosive series three of the award-winning TV series.
He was on his way to becoming a serial killer as he was hunting down sexual abusers who were part of a paedophile ring, with him and others confirmed to have suffered sexual abuse when they were at Sands View boys home.
Before his plot developed any further though, he died after a drugs raid, as he was shot by PC Hari Bains (Arsher Ali).
Marcus is also presumably deceased, as it is believed he was found dead when police raided his home.
On today’s episode of This Morning, host Phillip Schofield couldn’t help but ask the actor a juicy question surrounding Marcus.
Caption: Daniel Mays doesn?t think James Nesbitt is dead Credit: BBC
‘You don’t think James Nesbitt is dead do you?’ he questioned.
Daniel responded: ‘I don’t think James Nesbitt is dead, I don’t know this, but I have a sneaking suspicion he might be the main man.’
Co-host Holly Whilloughby said she liked the theory.
‘It makes sense, otherwise you’re like, what was that scene when he was dead on the bed?’ she queried.
Daniel responded: ‘We didn’t get a close up did we of his bush.’
Phillip added: ‘And why waste him? What was the point?
Daniel said Jed Mercurio could be trying to trick the audience (Picture: S Meddle/ITV)
Despite his theory, Daniel said it wouldn’t be surprising if show creator Jed Mercurio was trying to trick the audience.
‘James Nesbitt is a phenomenal talent but maybe it’s just Jed Mercurio dangling the carrot, who knows. I wouldn’t put it past him. He killed me off didn’t he, he could do anything,’ he said with a laugh.
Holly responded: ‘Maybe you’re not dead.’
‘Oh no, that would have to be a prequel, then it will be confusing,’ Daniel explained.
Holly and Phillip both believe Jame’s Nesbitt’s character is still alive (Picture: S Meddle/ITV/Rex)
Daniel went on to say he loved his time on the show, and that ‘it was an incredible role to get’.
‘I’m so proud to be a part of that show, it’s gone on to be a huge juggernaut on BBC One,’ he said.
‘The interrogation scene, which was 15 pages, is still the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
‘That scene was like theatre because we were in there all day filming it.’
This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 9am.
Credit: Original article published here.