Jackson Brodie

Jackson Brodie is a private investigator, originally from Yorkshire, who lives in Edinburgh to be near his daughter, Marlee.

A former soldier and policeman he now makes his money working from investigating infidelity and finding missing cats. Jackson's tough-guy exterior belies a deeply empathetic heart. He's unable to resist coming to the rescue and increasingly he becomes a magnet for the bereaved, the lost and the dysfunctional. His ability to connect comes from his own tragic childhood that still haunts him. At the beginning of series two Jackson's life has taken a surprising turn both personally and professionally. Will he be able to make his way back to where his heart and morality lie? Or has he been permanently compromised?

Jason Isaacs

Credits: Other credits include: A Single Shot (2013), Sweet Water (2013), Kendra (TV Series) (2012), Awake (TV series) (2012), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). He has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in The State Within, a Bafta for The Curse of Steptoe, and an International Emmy for his role in the first series of Case Histories.

He also won a Satellite Award in 2011 for the first series of Case Histories.