BBC: Baptiste star who beat young Jude Law to prestigious theater award
The BBC One drama has returned to our screens for a second series, with more exciting twists and turns.
Tchéky Karyo is back in the role of detective Julien Baptiste and is investigating a new case in Hungary.
Karyo is joined by a star cast including Killing Eve’s Fiona Shaw and Line of Duty’s Ace Bhatti.
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But did you know that one of his stars beat a young Jude Law to a prestigious theater award?
Anastasia Hille plays the role of Julien Baptiste Celia’s wife.
Anastasia appeared alongside Tchéky in the 2016 series The Missing – the show that Baptiste is a spin-off of.
The actress, 55, has also appeared in films such as Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Snow White And The Huntsman and The Abandoned, as well as on television shows such as Silent Witness and The Pembrokeshire Murders.
But Anastasia found success from a young age.
After studying at Drama Center in London, she won second prize at the Ian Charleson Awards in 1994 – none other than Jude Law received third prize.
Toby Stephens, the son of Dame Maggie Smith who played villainous Gustav Graves in the James Bond movie Die Another Day, took home the overall award.
Anastasia was also nominated twice for the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2011 and 2013, and once for the BAFTA’s TV Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2013.
Baptiste’s second series consists of six one-hour episodes, which were filmed in Antwerp, Ghent, Amsterdam and Kent.
You can watch the next episode of Baptiste on Sunday August 1 at 9 p.m. on BBC One.