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Release Date:
12 November 2006 (USA) See more »
Approaching retirement, Jane Tennison investigates the murder of a missing girl. But the cracks soon begin to show as Jane struggles with an alcohol problem and the death of her father. Full summary »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 23 of 42)

Helen Mirren ... Det. Supt. Jane Tennison (2 episodes, 2006)

Stephen Tompkinson ... Sean Philips (2 episodes, 2006)

Laura Greenwood ... Penny Philips (2 episodes, 2006)

Eve Best ... Linda Philips (2 episodes, 2006)

Gary Lewis ... Tony Sturdy (2 episodes, 2006)
Katy Murphy ... Ruth Sturdy (2 episodes, 2006)

Frank Finlay ... Arnold Tennison (2 episodes, 2006)

Tom Bell ... Bill Otley (2 episodes, 2006)

Robert Pugh ... DS Alun Simms (2 episodes, 2006)

Brendan Coyle ... DCS Mitchell (2 episodes, 2006)

Robbie Gee ... DI Traynor (2 episodes, 2006)

Russell Mabey ... DS Cox (2 episodes, 2006)
Laura Doddington ... DC Wood (2 episodes, 2006)
Heshima Thompson ... Curtis Flynn (2 episodes, 2006)
Carolyn Pickles ... Pauline (2 episodes, 2006)
Amandla Crichlow ... Gloria (2 episodes, 2006)
Maxine Barton ... Sallie Sturdy (2 episodes, 2006)
Ricky Nixon ... Lester Bishop (2 episodes, 2006)

Ellie Kendrick ... Melanie (2 episodes, 2006)
Tim Preece ... AA Speaker (2 episodes, 2006)
David Keyes ... AA Speaker (2 episodes, 2006)

Alex Blake ... AA Speaker (2 episodes, 2006)
Helen Griffin ... AA Speaker (2 episodes, 2006)

Series Directed by
Philip Martin (1 episode, 2006)
Series Writing credits
Frank Deasy (1 episode, 2006)

Series Produced by
Andrew Benson .... producer (1 episode, 2006)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH (1 episode, 2006)
Andy Harries .... executive producer (1 episode, 2006)
Claudine Sturdy .... line producer (1 episode, 2006)
Series Original Music by
Nicholas Hooper (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Julian Court (1 episode, 2006)
Series Film Editing by
Trevor Waite (1 episode, 2006)
Series Casting by
Doreen Jones (1 episode, 2006)
Liz Vincent-Fernie (1 episode, 2006)
Series Production Design by
Candida Otton (1 episode, 2006)
Series Costume Design by
Joanna Eatwell (1 episode, 2006)
Series Makeup Department
Deanne Turner .... makeup designer (1 episode, 2006)
Karen Z.M. Turner .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2006)
Isabelle Webley .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2006)
Series Production Management
Jane Coombes .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
Iain Smith .... unit manager (1 episode, 2006)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angus Finlayson .... additional third assistant director (1 episode, 2006)
Paul Judges .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2006)
Alex Kaye-Besley .... additional third assistant director (1 episode, 2006)
Anna Kemp .... third assistant director (1 episode, 2006)
Lisa Marsh .... second assistant director (1 episode, 2006)
Series Art Department
Grace Brook .... stand-by art director (1 episode, 2006)
Bill Brown .... dressing props (1 episode, 2006)
Danny Clements .... stand-by props (1 episode, 2006)
Douglas Glen .... stand-by props (1 episode, 2006)
Charlie Johnson .... property master (1 episode, 2006)
Mark Quigley .... dressing props (1 episode, 2006)
Amanda Smith .... production buyer (1 episode, 2006)
Lucy Spofforth .... art department assistant (1 episode, 2006)
Series Sound Department
Chris Ashworth .... sound recordist (1 episode, 2006)
James Dandridge .... sound maintenance engineer (1 episode, 2006)
Nick Gillett .... sound assistant (1 episode, 2006)
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer (1 episode, 2006)
Steve Hancock .... boom operator (1 episode, 2006)
Graham Headicar .... dubbing editor (1 episode, 2006)
Becki Ponting .... dialogue editor (1 episode, 2006)
Jonathan Rimas .... adr mixer (1 episode, 2006)
Alexandros Sidiropoulos .... foley & adr recordist (1 episode, 2006)
Series Special Effects by
Charlie Bluett .... special effects technician (1 episode, 2006)
Hugh Goodbody .... special effects technician (1 episode, 2006)
David Holt .... special effects technician (1 episode, 2006)
Series Visual Effects by
Robin Beard .... digital effects artist (1 episode, 2006)
Victoria Layson .... graphics (1 episode, 2006)
Series Stunts
Andreas Petrides .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2006)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Astin .... gaffer (1 episode, 2006)
Sean Connor .... first assistant camera (1 episode, 2006)
Dave Gray .... stand-by rigger (1 episode, 2006)
J.P. Judge .... best boy (1 episode, 2006)
Jay Kemp .... gaffer (1 episode, 2006)
Dirk Nel .... camera operator: second unit (1 episode, 2006)
James Nesbitt .... electrician (1 episode, 2006)
Micky Patten .... grip (1 episode, 2006)
Oliver Schofield .... camera operator: second unit (1 episode, 2006)
Hilda Sealy .... focus puller: second camera (1 episode, 2006)
Chris Williams .... clapper loader (1 episode, 2006)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Fanthorpe .... costume assistant (1 episode, 2006)
Fiona MacKinnon .... costume assistant (1 episode, 2006)
Joanna Macklin .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
Series Editorial Department
Nina Bradley .... assistant editor (1 episode, 2006)
William Chetwynd .... conform editor (1 episode, 2006)
Tareq Kubaisi .... colorist (1 episode, 2006)
Shane Warden .... on-line editor (1 episode, 2006)
Series Location Management
Ian Pollington .... location manager (1 episode, 2006)
Charlotte Wright .... assistant location manager (1 episode, 2006)
Series Music Department
Bradley Farmer .... assistant to orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Daryl Griffith .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Mark Beeton .... transportation captain (1 episode, 2006)
Nigel Venables .... driver (1 episode, 2006)
Series Other crew
Julie Burnell .... production executive (1 episode, 2006)
Jenny Frayn .... script editor (1 episode, 2006)
James Harrison-Griffiths .... police advisor (1 episode, 2006)
Samantha-Jane Hunt .... stand-in (1 episode, 2006)
Elliot Jenkins .... production secretary (1 episode, 2006)
Stefan Kaday .... production runner (1 episode, 2006)
Marigo Kehoe .... head of production (1 episode, 2006)
Jen Lambert .... unit nurse (1 episode, 2006)
Will Nash .... runner (1 episode, 2006)
Holly Palin .... publicist (1 episode, 2006)
Natalie Rogers .... production coordinator (1 episode, 2006)
Caroline Sanders .... production accountant (1 episode, 2006)
Marinella Setti .... script supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
Alex Wells .... publicist (1 episode, 2006)

Ben Rogers .... floor runner (unknown episodes)
Nigel Venables .... facilities driver (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"Prime Suspect: The Final Act" - UK (original title)
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182 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »

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Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Jane is in her girl-hood bed room she plays an LP that is clearly on the Phil Spector International record label from the mid 1970s, yet the song is the 1965 non-LP track In the Middle of Nowhere by Dusty Springfield, released on the Philips label in the UK and had no connection at all with Phil Spector.See more »
Det. Supt. Jane Tennison:You got kids?
DI Traynor:Yeah, two girls.
Det. Supt. Jane Tennison:Never lie to them. They always know when you're lying.
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Goodbye to a great character, 17 December 2006
Author: blanche-2 from United States

It's retirement time for Jane Tennison, but she has one more case to solve in "Prime Suspect: The Final Act" starring Helen Mirren as Tennison. The question is, can Tennison stay in control long enough to find the murderer of a missing girl? You really wonder as she deals with what has become blatant alcoholism, the death of her father, and the consequences of her choices in life.

Only Helen Mirren could have created the fully fleshed out, human character of Jane Tennison. Mirren is one of the greatest actresses of our time, perhaps of any time. And like a lot of English actresses, and though she's capable of great glamor, Mirren is not afraid of harsh lights, aging, and a few lines on the face. Her Jane is worn out and looks it. In working her last case, Jane comes up against the tragedy of losing her father, her uneasy relationship with her sister and niece, her retirement, and the bottle. In her loneliness and remembrance of a life with possibilities, she bonds with young Penny (Laura Greenwood), a troubled friend of the murdered girl - though the girl's father becomes a suspect.

I admit I had a problem understanding a lot of the dialogue in this - the British go in for that natural sound replete with background noise, heavy accents, and no body mikes. Also, this was a particularly noisy episode as nearly all the dead girl's mother did was scream at the top of her lungs, and she wasn't alone. Nevertheless, Mirren's performance cut across any problems I may have had. As Penny, Laura Greenwood, who resembles the American actress Amber Tamblyn, gave a truly marvelous performance. Doubtless we'll be seeing her in more British imports to come.

As part of the Masterpiece Theatre presentation, Mirren gave an interview about the role of Jane, and how she had been counseled by a police woman never to cry except in private, never to fold her arms across her body, and to touch people (a display of power). She stated that she stopped doing "Prime Suspect" for a time lest she be too closely identified with the role of Jane and cease being Helen Mirren, actress. As if she could ever be anything else.

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