Showtrial on BBC One cast: Who plays posh suspect Talitha Campbell and where do you recognise her from?

Showtrial on BBC One cast: Who plays posh suspect Talitha Campbell and where do you recognise her from?

Celine Buckens should be familiar to Netflix fans...

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Gripping BBC One drama Showtrial stars Celine Buckens in the cast as odious suspect Talitha Campbell.

Although Celine is only 25, she has been an actress in film and TV shows for over a decade.

So it may very well be that you’ve seen her onscreen before. But can you place where?

Celine Buckens played Emilie in War Horse
Celine Buckens played Emilie in War Horse (Credit: Red Carpet News TV YouTube)

Showtrial cast: Which other TV shows has Talitha actress Celine Buckens been in?

According to, one of Celine’s first professional credits was in film War Horse, directed by Steven Spielberg.

She played the central role of Emilie, a French girl who discovers soldiers’ abandoned horses in the Oscar-nominated 2011 flick.

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Her castmates in the box office smash included stars such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Emily Watson and Tom Hiddleston.

However, it may be viewers recognise her more from her TV roles in ITV and Netflix shows.

Celine Buckens as Mia MacDonald in Free Rein
Celine Buckens as Mia MacDonald in Free Rein (Credit: Free Rein YouTube)

Celine Buckens in Bridgerton

Celine made an appearance in Endeavour as Nurse Daisy Bennett in 2017 before going on to appear as a main character in Free Rein on Netflix.

She played the main role of Mia MacDonald in the light drama series and two subsequent film adaptations.

This led to roles in Warrior and Bridgerton (as Kitty Langham), where she acted in scenes with star Phoebe Dynevor.

Celine Buckens as Kitty Langham in Bridgerton
Celine Buckens, left, as Kitty Langham in Bridgerton (Credit: Netflix)

Is Celine Buckens from the UK?

Celine was born in Brussels in Belgium but raised in London.

She then read History at the London School of Economics and appeared in Free Rein while studying at uni.

Teen Vogue covered her experience when she was a debutante at the Bal des débutantes in Paris.

Who else is in the Showtrial cast?

Tracy Ifeachor plays Cleo Roberts, a duty solicitor tasked with defending the obnoxious Talitha. She has been in Doctor Who and several US TV series, including Crossbones.

James Frain plays Damian Campbell, Talitha’s father. He also previously played Thomas Cromwell in The Tudors and has been in Grey’s Anatomy.

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Other Showtrial cast members alongside Celine as Talitha include Game of Thrones actor Kerr Logan and Holby City star Sharon D Clarke as Virginia Hoult.

Lolita Chakrabarti, recently seen in Vigil, plays Meera Harwood and This Country actress Abra Thompson plays Hannah Ellis.

Showtrial begins on BBC One, Sunday October 31, from 9pm. There are five episodes in the series.

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