Richard Lintern is known for appearing in Hunted, Lewis and The Bank Job. He most recently lined up with drama Silent Witness.

The British crime show launched on BBC One for its nineteenth series on 4 January. Debuting in 1996, it follows a team of forensic experts as they investigate various crimes.

We spoke to Richard Lintern and asked what was so special about it. "It is one of the most successful crime dramas of all time. Every story guarantees dead bodies, intrigue, danger, action and Emilia Fox. What's not to like?"

He currently acts as Thomas Chamberlain, "I joined the team three years ago as the new Head of the Forensic Team. I was a fan of the show before, so was delighted to get the role!"

It's not the first time Lintern has appeared in a crime type show. For almost a decade he acted as DCI Rostron in The Bill, "He was a nasty piece of work as I remember." The ITV show disappeared of our screens in 2010, but recent rumours suggest it could return. "Maybe it should return, but not Rostron."

Richard's career has spanned almost two decades, but it's another BBC which provided his career highlight so far. "I loved working on The Shadowline with Chewitel Ejiofor." He added, "Otherwise my first filming job was being given a rub down by Sophia Loren in Hungary, which my Dad was very pleased about."


In his personal life, he is a keen sports fan following both Bath Rugby and Chelsea. "I watch them whenever I can, I grew up in a village in Somerset. You chose Chelsea or Leeds because of the cup final in 1970, I went to the glamour side, obviously."

With 2016 upon us, what does the future hold? "It will be full of filming, narrating documentaries and gardening in Somerset. I will walk my dog, annoy my family and attempt to maintain my sanity."

Richard Lintern spoke to Telly Binge in December 2015. To find more about the actor, follow him on Twitter

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