Spooks, Unforgotten and Last Tango In Halifax Actress Nicola Walker admits she keeps “pinching” herself after landing roles in major British dramas
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As fans of “Spooks,” “Unforgotten,” and “Last Tango In Halifax,” we’re thrilled when we get a chance to sit down with actress Nicola Walker.
The 51-year-old star is down to earth and talkative as we quiz her about what viewers can expect ahead of The Split’s final season.
“The brilliant thing I can reveal is that the series ends with a wedding. But I can’t tell you who it will be,” teases Nicola, who plays Hannah Stern in the steamy legal drama.
We also have to giggle as she gives us a glimpse into her family life with fellow actor and husband Barnaby Kay, 52. She tells us that while they are very supportive of each other’s work, their teenage son Harry is far less interested.
“I don’t think my son has ever seen anything I’ve done,” she says.
And when we ask Nicola what’s next for her, she modestly replies: “My dream role is always the job you get next. I’m available from June 11th.”
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How does she feel ahead of the final season of The Split airing?
“I deny! I always think that next year we will meet and do another one,” she said.
“I still grin all the time because everything related to the Split family puts a huge smile on my face. I want everyone to have fun. It’s such a good story and it has an amazing ending.”
Despite working on big shows, from Unforgotten to Last Tango In Halifax, Nicola says success doesn’t get old.
“You keep pinching yourself — and that’s not false humility,” she said.
“Once you’ve worked on a hitter, you never think you’ll get another one like him.”
But she still doesn’t sit down as a family and watch her shows on TV.
“I don’t think my son has ever seen anything I’ve done. He’s seen parts but he’s never seen a full episode because that’s obviously weird since I’m his mom,” she said.
“My husband Barney is looking at it though. He’s very supportive.”
But Nicola makes sure to watch every series she makes – although seeing herself on screen is “very strange”.
“A lot of actors say they don’t, but I do. Those shows take up five or six months of my life and they’re very close to my heart,” she said.
“I want to see what we did. When I say it like that, watching yourself on camera is not a joyful experience. It’s actually very strange.”
Hannah and Nathan will go through their own breakup in this series.
“Initially, Hannah is hopeful,” reveals Nicola.
“She’s meeting Nathan for dinner and thinks there might be a way back. She was absolutely devastated that he left that ring indoors last season.
“She’s had almost a year to think about it and decided she wants him back. The brilliant thing I can reveal is that the series ends with a wedding. But of course I can’t tell you whose.”
Christie Carmichael, played by Barry Atsma, is also back.
“It’s brilliant timing,” she said of his return.
“You think he’s not part of the equation anymore, but mid-season he steps onto British soil.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/splits-nicola-walker-teases-final-26618285 The Split's Nicola Walker teases that the final season will end with a wedding