Tuesday 20 September 2022 12:44 AM Keeley Hawes hits out at lack of female action heroes on TV ahead of new role ... trends now

Tuesday 20 September 2022 12:44 AM Keeley Hawes hits out at lack of female action heroes on TV ahead of new role ... trends now
Tuesday 20 September 2022 12:44 AM Keeley Hawes hits out at lack of female action heroes on TV ahead of new role ... trends now

Tuesday 20 September 2022 12:44 AM Keeley Hawes hits out at lack of female action heroes on TV ahead of new role ... trends now

'It shouldn’t be a novelty to have a 46-year-old woman playing this part': Keeley Hawes hits out at lack of female action heroes on TV as she takes on role of protective former cop in gripping new BBC drama Crossfire

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Keeley Hawes is delighted to be taking on the role of a protective former police officer in new BBC drama Crossfire, with the star saying it's time the action roles on television are given a shake up.

The actress, 46, who has previously appeared in the likes of Bodyguard and Line of Duty, plays ex-cop Jo in the three-part BBC drama, which starts on Wednesday, with her character grabbing a gun to battle a nasty criminal gang who attempt to terrorise a holiday resort.

And Keeley insists there should be more females in the main roles in gripping action dramas, with the star being shocked that it's still a 'novelty' today. 

New part: Keeley Hawes is delighted to be taking on the role of a protective former police officer in new BBC drama Crossfire (pictured this month)

New part: Keeley Hawes is delighted to be taking on the role of a protective former police officer in new BBC drama Crossfire (pictured this month)

According to The Sun, she said: 'I've been asked, "How does this differ from

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