Published On: Thu, Apr 29th, 2021

Line Of Duty’s Anna Maxwell Martin cuts a chic figure ahead of the show’s hotly-anticipated finale

She sparked even more suspicion that her character might be the fourth man during Sunday’s intense episode of Line Of Duty.

And Anna Maxwell Martin kept things casual as she donned a grey blazer jacket and headed towards an underground station in London on Tuesday.

The actress, 43, who has been playing loathed DCS Patricia Carmichael in the sixth series, looked effortlessly cool while stepping out ahead of this week’s finale.

Looking good: Anna Maxwell Martin kept things casual as she donned a long grey jacket and headed towards an underground station in London on Tuesday

Anna wrapped up in a charcoal blazer jacket styled over a black T-shirt and wide-leg jeans.

She added a little extra height to her frame by donning a pair of Victorian-inspired lace-up boots and accessorised with a large Liberty London print handbag.

The actress tied her blonde locks back into a bun, using a pink scrunchie to secure her tresses, and completed her look by adding a pair of sunglasses.

Here she comes: The actress, 43, who plays loathed DCS Patricia Carmichael, looked effortlessly cool while stepping out ahead of this week's finale

Here she comes: The actress, 43, who plays loathed DCS Patricia Carmichael, looked effortlessly cool while stepping out ahead of this week’s finale

After strolling along the street, Anna was seen heading into an underground station while ensuring to hold onto her face mask in preparation for the Tube ride. 

The star recently hinted that she may have based her formidable character on people she’s worked with in the TV industry, noting she’s encountered people much like the Chief Superintendent.

Anna also told how portraying the ‘top b***h’ character can be ‘quite frightening’ at times as he own personality is much different from that of her alter ego’s.  

Speaking on the Obsessed With Line Of Duty podcast, she reflected on playing her role and knowing people like her, stating: ‘I know people now like Patricia, people in the industry like Patricia.

Is she 'H'? Anna (pictured as Patricia Carmichael) had lots of fans convinced she was the fourth man after last week's episode and her interesting behaviour during Jo Davidson's interview

Is she ‘H’? Anna (pictured as Patricia Carmichael) had lots of fans convinced she was the fourth man after last week’s episode and her interesting behaviour during Jo Davidson’s interview

Heading out: Anna added a little extra height to her frame for her trip out in London by donning a pair of Victorian-inspired lace-up boots

Accessories: She toted a large Liberty London print handbag

Heading out: Anna added a little extra height to her frame for her trip out in London by donning a pair of Victorian-inspired lace-up boots

Relaxed: The star styled her jeans and blazer with a high-neck black T-shirt and chunky gold necklace

Relaxed: The star styled her jeans and blazer with a high-neck black T-shirt and chunky gold necklace

‘She’s dead nasty but they are the easiest people to play. I love it.’ 

Remarking how the forthright detective was nothing like herself, Anna added that it could sometimes be rather alarming portraying such a character.

She explained: ‘I’m not socially confident or anything. When you play those people you have to come into a room and be like the top b***h… it’s quite frightening.’

Anna added of the character: ‘Pat wants a cuddle but there’s no one… to give her one.’ 

Her words comes as she admitted that ‘people are surprised at how nice I really am!’ as she addressed rumours Patricia is the elusive ‘H’. 

On the move: Anna was seen heading into an underground station while ensuring to hold onto her face mask in preparation for the Tube ride

On the move: Anna was seen heading into an underground station while ensuring to hold onto her face mask in preparation for the Tube ride

Laid-back: The actress tied her blonde locks back into a bun, using a pink scrunchie to secure her tresses

Laid-back: The actress tied her blonde locks back into a bun, using a pink scrunchie to secure her tresses

Lots of questions: Line Of Duty fans have been left with dozens of questions ahead of Sunday's final episode of series six (Anna is pictured in London on Tuesday)

Lots of questions: Line Of Duty fans have been left with dozens of questions ahead of Sunday’s final episode of series six (Anna is pictured in London on Tuesday)

The officer placed herself at the centre of the action on Sunday’s episode as she ordered Kate Fleming [Vicky McLure] be arrested following the shootout and then tried to shut down Ted Hastings’ [Adrian Dunbar] questions during a very intense interview with Jo Davidson [Kelly Macdonald]. 

Some viewers even theorised that Carmichael was trying to send a message through Morse code during the interview – which also saw Jo discover her paternity despite offering more ‘no comments’ than answers – based on how often she tapped her pen.

However, Anna was quick to dismiss the fan theories during a video link appearance on Monday’s This Morning.  

‘I think I was just bored, those things are very long,’ she said, reflecting on filming the interview scene to Holly Willoughby and an unconvinced Philip Schofield.

Asked about Carmichael’s relationship with Hastings, she revealed: ‘Ted needs to toughen up a bit, doesn’t he? 

Work it: She completed her look with some large sunglasses

Work it: She completed her look with some large sunglasses

‘Poor old Ted, I’m worried about myself, people really hate me because they really love Ted. She’s definitely his nemesis and that’s really good fun. We have good fun filming the scenes!’  

Anna’s appearance comes days after a new trailer for Line Of Duty’s finale was released, only serving to heighten speculation around the identity of ‘H’.  

Viewers can be certain of an action-packed finale episode complete with a police standoff, the return of balaclava men and the discovery of a written note with THAT ‘definately’ misspelling. 

The trailer starts off with Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), who is facing imminent retirement, state: ‘All of these suspicious deaths were orchestrated by one officer in particular, H. The fourth man.’

Hastings’ powerful words went alongside flashbacks of the deaths of solicitor Jimmy Lakewell, police officer Lisa Patel, journalist Gail Vella and former Detective Inspector Marcus Thurwell- whom fans believe is still alive.  

Different: Anna recently told how portraying her 'top b***h' character can be 'quite frightening' at times as he own personality is much different from that of her alter ego's

Different: Anna recently told how portraying her ‘top b***h’ character can be ‘quite frightening’ at times as he own personality is much different from that of her alter ego’s

The trailer then shows acting Superintendent Jo Davidson (Kelly MacDonald) leaving the high-security prison in handcuffs, only to end up alone in a van with a corrupt prison officer who previously injured Lindsay Denton in series three. 

Jo says: ‘What’s going on?’, before the camera flashes a sinister look from the prison officer.

A handwritten note is also teased in the trailer, with the word definite misspelt to mirror what viewers have seen previously.

A huge clue of the identity of H began to emerge in series five, when the OCG communicated with ‘H’ through a computer.

Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice H spelling definitely as ‘definately’, and this misspelling has been repeated in subsequent episodes.  

AC-12: The trailer starts off with Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), state: 'All of these suspicious deaths were orchestrated by one officer in particular, H. The fourth man'

AC-12: The trailer starts off with Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), state: ‘All of these suspicious deaths were orchestrated by one officer in particular, H. The fourth man’

Trailer: In a teaser released on Monday, viewers can be certain of an action-packed finale episode with a police standoff, the return of balaclava men and that 'definately' misspelling

Trailer: In a teaser released on Monday, viewers can be certain of an action-packed finale episode with a police standoff, the return of balaclava men and that ‘definately’ misspelling

Coming back: Line Of Duty will be back on Sunday night and fans are eager to find out whether AC-12 will finally crack the case on the elusive H

Coming back: Line Of Duty will be back on Sunday night and fans are eager to find out whether AC-12 will finally crack the case on the elusive H

Will this handwritten report be the breakthrough AC-12 need to close in on ‘the fourth man’? It certainly seems Hastings and his team are on to something as police cars sped down the road, with armed officers closing in on a residential area during the trailer. 

The Superintendent briefs DI Kate Fleming, DI Steve Arnott and DC Chloe Bishop as they arrive at the scene.

Hastings says: ‘AFO’s will secure the suspect down’, while the words ‘Every investigation has led to this… H’.   

And it only gets more dramatic as balaclava men jump out of vehicles armed with guns themselves. Kate opens the police van, brandishes her gun and shouts: ‘armed police’ before the screen fades to black.   

The new trailer for the finale showed Kate wearing the same grey turtleneck jumper as she is seen wearing in the on-set snaps, while it teases at the return of the balaclava men and shows DCI Jo Davidson handcuffed in prison.

Fall from grace: The trailer then shows acting Superintendent Jo Davidson (Kelly MacDonald) leaving the high-security prison in handcuffs

Fall from grace: The trailer then shows acting Superintendent Jo Davidson (Kelly MacDonald) leaving the high-security prison in handcuffs

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