Shetland Series 7 Cast: Meet the New Characters

Nicholas Nunn as Connor Cairns

Connor Cairns is the sensitive and artistic son of Rachel and Danny, and the creator of the published graphic novel “The Wulver”. Since moving from Glasgow to Shetland, Connor has become a wild swimmer and started a relationship with local girl Bryd Fleming (see below). Connor is played by Nicholas Nunn, a young actor with an already impressive resume including roles in psychological thrillers ClickBBC One The victim opposite Kelly Macdonald, Sky/HBO fantasy series Neversand the parts to come in the sexy beast television series and, from the creator of Peaky Blinders, SAS: Rogue Heroes.

Sorcha Groundsell as Bryd Fleming

Shetland S7 Sorcha Groundsell as Bryd Fleming

Connor’s girlfriend, Sorcha is a wild swimmer and house parent at the high school residence halls where Connor’s younger sister Abbey lives. She is played by Sorcha Groundsell, who starred alongside Nicholas Nunn in Clickand starred in Netflix’s supernatural drama Innocents. Groundsell also appeared in Irvine Welsh’s adaptation Crime, Grantchester and more.

Patrick Robinson as Lloyd Anderson

Shetland S7 Patrick Robinson as Lloyd Anderson

Lloyd Anderson is an American artist from Shetland and was Connor’s drawing teacher. He’s played by Patrick Robinson, a familiar face on British television with long-running roles as DC’s Jacob Banks on The law projectand Ash in Victim. Robinson starred in a standalone BBC drama Sitting in limbo and recently joined the cast of The Last Kingdom for its fifth and final season.

Ladi Emeruwa as Martin Otina

Shetland S7 Ladi Emeruwa as Martin Otina

Photographer Martin is a guest of the Noss View B&B run by the Cairns family, and the only one left after Connor’s disappearance. He is played by Ladi Emeruwa, who had previous roles in Berlin station, Chimera and French Riviera.

Laurie Brett as Alison Woods

Shetland S7 Laurie Brett as Alison Woods

Alison Woods joins the search for missing persons and goes wild swimming in Shetland Series 7. She is played by Scottish actor Laurie Brett, who is best known for her long-running role as Jane Beale on the BBC soap opera. EastEndersand Christine in the school theater Waterloo Road. Brett recently appeared in a Scottish forensic drama tracks and starred alongside David Tennant in an excellent domestic drama dead water fall.


Lauren Conroy as Connor’s younger sister Cairns AbbeyAlexandra Finnie as Abbey’s classmate ClanGregg Flett as Fisherman and Bryd’s father Keith FlemingAnthony Strachan as Fisherman Ally FlettGrant O’Rourke as Editor Jamie NareyPaula Turner as the owner of the waste management company Sheena DavidsonStuart McQuarrie as Librarian Murray RankinGordon Brown and Dawn Sievewright as Cameron and her daughter Nicholasa couple of holidaymakers touring Shetland in a motorhome.

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