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Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act: :  -- In the final series, Detective Superintendent Tennison is pushing 60 and facing the death of her father. Alcohol, loneliness, and the job have taken their toll, but she is determined to end her exemplary career by solving one more case: the brutal murder of schoolgirl Sallie Sturdy. Weeks away from retirement and struggling to stay afloat, Tennison forms an emotional bond with Sallie's closest friend, Penny Philips, and unwittingly puts the teenager's life in danger.     Guest stars include Frank Finlay (The Pianist), Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Brassed Off), Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot), and Eve Best (Nurse Jackie).


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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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Additional Details

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

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Final ITV acting role of Frank Finlay before his retirement.See more »
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 »
Tony Sturdy:Christ! You never made a mistake? You never been ashamed?
Det. Supt. Jane Tennison:What were you ashamed of Tony? Hmm? 'Cause you like a drink? Is that what it is? You had more than one beer in that car, didn't you? I mean, I can tell you like a drink. 'Cause you smell of alcohol right now.
Tony Sturdy:No. That's not me. That's you.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A memorable and heart-breaking conclusion to one of the best crime series ever, 19 March 2008
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

2007 Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries, and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act is as dynamic, brilliantly written, directed, paced, and acted as the rest of the series that started in 1991. The Final Act is filled with the unexpected plot turns and introduces interesting complex characters. Prime Suspect 7 was dedicated to the memory of Tom Bell (Otley) who returned as Sergeant Bill Otley and who died two weeks before the episode was screened. As in all Prime Suspects, Helen Mirren owns the screen as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison working on her last case before retirement. This time, Jane investigates the missing of a 14-year-old girl while struggling with her alcoholism and coping with her father's death from incurable cancer. She dedicated all her life, talent, energy, and heart to her work where she had proved to be the best but the price she paid is incredibly high. The Final Act introduces a young actress Laura Greenwood (born in 1991) as 14 years old Penny. The scenes she shares with Mirren are "nothing short of phenomenal," according to David Bianculli of the New York Daily News, and I hope that her following roles will be as impressive as her first work next to one of the greatest modern actresses.


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