Little Boy Blue ITV cast: Who is actor Sara Powell?

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Little Boy Blue originally aired on ITV over four weeks in 2017. Tonight (Sunday, May 24), ITV  re-broadcast the gripping drama, which tells the heartbreaking story of Rhys Jones, who was shot dead as he walked home from football practice. Sara Powell is part of the cast and viewers are curious to more about her and her role. has everything you need to know.

Who is Sara Powell?

In Little Boy Blue, Sara Powell portrays Assistant Chief Constable Pat Gallan.

Gallan is a real British police officer, who served as Assistant Commissioner Specialist Crime and Operations of the Metropolitan Police in London.

From 2012 to 2015, she served as Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Specialist Operations – Security and Protection) and from 2006 until 2012, served as Assistant Chief Constable (Operations Support) of Merseyside Police.

From October 2009 until February 2010, Gallan served as the temporary Deputy Chief Constable of Merseyside Police.

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To date, Gallan is the most senior female ethnic minority police officer in British history.

Actor Sara Powell, who portrayed Gallen, is best known for stage and television career.

She most recently appeared in season nine of Death in Paradise as Josephine Porter.

Between 1993 and 1994, Powell starred as Sally Reid in the British television series, London’s Burning.

She is also well known for her roles in Vanity Fair and Holby Blue.

In Vanity Fair, Powell played the role of Miss Swartz alongside Natasha Little and Frances Grey.

Powell starred as Rachel Barker in Holby Blue in 2007, alongside Jimmy Akingbola, Joe Jacobs and Chloe Howman.

In 2016 and 2018 she took on the role of Cass in Channel 4’s Damned.

In Damned, Powell starred opposite Jo Brand and Alan Davies.

Most recently, Powell starred in the 2019 film, Last Christmas.

In Last Christmas, Powell took on the role of the casting director starring opposite Emila Clarke and Emma Thompson.

Her other TV credits include My Zinc Bed, Judge John Deed, Doctors, Desmond’s, Silent Witness, Law and Order: UK, Florrie’s Dragons Public Enemies, Murder Most Horrid, Casualty, The Bill and Midsomer Murders.

Powell’s stage credits include The Plague, Richard III and The Crucible.

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Who else in the cast of Little Boy Blue?

The cast of Little Boy Blue is led by Liverpool actor, Stephen Graham who portrays Detective Superintendent Dave Kelly.

Graham is known for many notable roles, including Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne in This Is England, Shang in Gangs of New York and Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano in The Irishman.

Sinead Keenan portrays Melanie Jones, Rhy’s mother and Brían F. O’Byrne portrays his father Steve Jones.

Keenan is best known for playing Farrah Phelan in Fair City and O’Byrne for his performance as Bert Pierce in Mildred Pierce.

For his portrayal of Steve Jones, O’Byrne won a BAFTA TV Award.


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Trollied’s Faye McKeever portrays Claire Olssen in Little Boy Blue and Casualty’s Christine Tremarco plays Marie Thompson.

Sonny Beyga takes on the role of Rhys Jones and Matthew Roberts as his older brother, Owen.

Ragged’s Stephen Walters portrays DCI Mark Guinness and Jack McMullen as Dean Kelly.

Paddy Rowan portrays Rhy’s killer, Sean Mercer, who is currently serving 22 years in prison for the murder of Rhys Jones.

Other cast members include James Nelson-Joyce, Nathan Calrk Smith, Michael Moran and Grant Crookes.

Little Boy Blue will continue on Monday, May 25 on ITV, Tuesday, May 26 and conclude on Wednesday, May 27

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