[[folder: Sandford Police]]

!!Sgt. Nicholas Angel
->'''Played By:''' Creator/SimonPegg

* TheAce: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed.]] He's so effective that he's sent to Sandford, and eventually learns not to take himself quite so seriously.
* ActionHero
* {{Awesome McCool Name}}: The best part is, it isn't even a fake name. He's named for a real life Nick Angel who worked with Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg in the past.
* {{Badass}}
* TheComicallySerious: He's generally rather uptight, stoic and even-toned. This makes his more deadpan comments and lapses in his demeanour all the more funny.
* CoolHorse: Ends up on one during the finale.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DefrostingIceKing: Danny takes it upon himself to teach him how to 'switch off'.
* DoesntLikeGuns: Part of what makes him a good police officer is his desire for a peaceful resolution wherever possible. Doesn't mean he won't break out a shotgun and kick some ass when he needs to.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Most of the villagers believe he is neurotic and insanely obsessed with the murders. [[spoiler:Of course, it's just an act: they're ''all'' in on the murders to begin with!]]
* ImpaledPalm: He was stabbed through the hand by Santa Claus...a Santa Claus played by Creator/PeterJackson.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He's not only an excellent shot with a gun, but throws a can across the field and hits a running thief.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's very cold and emotionless from the beginning as he takes his police work a little too seriously, but when he meets Danny, he loosens up a bit and learns how to have fun.
* MarriedToTheJob: His main flaw. The crux of his CharacterDevelopment is learning how to "turn off" and have fun.
* NoSenseOfHumor: Angel is pretty cold, and doesn't exactly go along with Sandford's deeply middleclass sense of bad sitcom humour.
* OnlySaneMan: In Sandford. Everyone else is in denial, stupid or [[spoiler:in on the conspiracy.]]
* PlayingAgainstType: Simon Pegg normally plays lazy slackers, but in this film, he plays a very serious character.
* StraightMan
* SurroundedByIdiots
* TallPoppySyndrome

!!PC Daniel 'Danny' Butterman
->'''Played By:''' Nick Frost

->''"Is it true that there is a place in a man's head that, if you shoot it, it will blow up?"''

* ActionHero: Well, he wants to be one because he wants to be like the characters from cop movies. His dream is realized in the finale.
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
** TookALevelInBadass
* [[spoiler:CallingTheOldManOut]]
* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:The ketchup sachet trick.]]
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath: Or so it seems, until it's revealed in the epilogue that he survived.]]
* TheDitz
* IJustWantToBeBadass: See ActionHero.
* ManChild
* MissingMom
* NiceGuy
* [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet: For Angel; subverted in that he survives.]]

!!Insp. Frank Butterman
->'''Played By''': Jim Broadbent

* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate: With Skinner]].
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler:DirtyCop]]
* AFatherToHisMen: [[spoiler:Until they turn on him.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil: After his wife Irene commits suicide, Frank loses it and starts the conspiracy that drives the plot, all out of love for Irene.]]
* [[spoiler:PrinciplesZealot]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:A minor one when the Sandford police turn on him.]]
-->''"[[spoiler:You're... You're not seriously going to believe this man, are you!? ARE YOU!? HE ISN'T EVEN FROM 'ROUND 'ERE!! YOU INCOMPETENT FLATFOOTS!!]]"''
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]

!!DC Andy Cartwright & DS Andy Wainwright
->'''Played By''': Rafe Spall & Paddy Considine

Two police officers who make Angel's life a living Hell.

* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* BashBrothers
* CoolShades
* HeterosexualLifePartners
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: They warm up to Angel later.
* {{Pornstache}}: Andy Wainwright.
* ThoseTwoGuys

!!Sgt. Tony Fisher
->'''Played By''': Kevin Eldon

* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* CaptainObvious
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheStrategist

!!PC Doris Thatcher
->'''Played By''': Olivia Colman

* ActionGirl: In the finale.
* {{Badass}}
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DoubleEntendre: Constantly.
* FairCop
* HurricaneOfPuns: She's full of these.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence:
-->"Nothing like a little [[DesignatedGirlFight girl on girl]]!"

!!PC Bob Walker
->'''Played By''': Karl Johnson

* DirtyOldMan: The only time he utters actual words, they're, 'tits' and 'cocks'.
* TheUnintelligible: His accent is so thick it's almost impossible for anyone except Danny to understand him.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Saxon.

!!Sgt. Turner
->'''Played By''': Bill Bailey

* ActingForTwo
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins

->'''Played By''': Sampson

* HeroicDog
* TeamPet
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Bob Walker.


[[folder:Neighbourhood Watch Alliance]]

!!Simon Skinner
->'''Played By''': TimothyDalton

->''"I'm Simon Skinner, and I run the local Supermarché. Stop in and see me some time. My discounts are criminal! Catch me later!"''

* AffablyEvil: He's a fun-running champion and enjoys a cordial relationship with his staff and customers.
* ArchEnemy: To Angel. [[spoiler:Frank is the BiggerBad, but Skinner is a much more personal enemy to Angel.]]
* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate]]
* BloodKnight: He's very excited to fight [[spoiler:Angel and the police for-...''service''. Until he starts losing.]]
* CombatPragmatist
* CoolCar: A Jag.
* [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Supermarket Manager]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* DevilInPlainSight[=/=]ObviouslyEvil: C'mon, how can you ''not'' suspect this guy?
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: A subtle one. He slips on a model van sporting the logo of his own supermarket and gets impaled on the spire of a model of the church, which he previously [[DeathFromAbove used to kill someone]].]]
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: A rare, non-fatal case.]]
* PunctuatedPounding: ''"Get! Out! Of my! Village!"''
* SharpDressedMan
* SmugSmiler: He's frequently smiling with delight.
* WouldHurtAChild

!!Prof. Tom Weaver
->'''Played By''': Edward Woodward
* CastingGag: Back in 1973 Woodward starred in ''Film/TheWickerMan'' where an young no-noncence cop showed up in the quiet village and started to root out an dark mystery.

!!Joyce Cooper
->'''Played By''': Billie Whitelaw

!!Major Bernard Cooper
->'''Played By''': Eric Mason

!!Leslie Tiller
->'''Played By''': Anne Reid

* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]

!!Dr. Robin Hatcher
->'''Played By''': Stuart Wilson

* AgonyOfTheFeet
* [[spoiler:DeadlyDoctor]]: [[spoiler:Not ''so'' deadly.]]
* RunningGag: Getting shot in the leg.
** He's a doctor, he'll get over it.

!!Rev. Philip Shooter
->'''Played By''': Paul Freeman

* [[spoiler:BadassPreacher]]
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler:[[ShutUpKirk Fuck Off, Grasshopper!]]]]
* [[spoiler:SinisterMinister]]

!!Michael 'Lurch' Armstrong
->'''Played By''': Creator/RoryMcCann

* [[spoiler:BaldOfEvil]]
* [[spoiler:TheBrute]]
* {{Catchphrase}}: ''"Yarp."''
* DumbMuscle
* [[spoiler:TheDragon]]
* ManChild/[[spoiler:PsychopathicManchild]]
-->'''Danny''': ''"Dad says he's got the mind of a child."''
* MightyGlacier
* UnskilledButStrong


[[folder:Sandford Residents]]
!!Tim Messenger
->'''Played By''': Adam Buxton

* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By a piece of a church, which falls on his head and stays embedded in his upper body.]]
* MeaningfulName: A messenger with a message for Angel.
* VerbalTic: ''"Hi-hi!"''
* [[spoiler:YourHeadAsplode]]

!!Martin Blower
->'''Played By''': David Threlfall

* AmoralAttorney: We never see him practice law, but he's perfectly fine with going way over the speed limit.
* BadBadActing: During the Romeo & Juliet production.
* CampStraight
* CoolCar
* {{Jerkass}}
* MayDecemberRomance: With Eve Draper.
* LargeHam: During the play.
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead: How he ends up.]]
* {{Slimeball}}: His attempts at 'charm'. It's a wonder he managed to start an affair with Eve Draper in the first place.
** She didn't seem to be one of Sandford's leading lights (in intellect, or perception).
* YourCheatingHeart: He was seemingly married, but was having a sordid affair with Eve Draper.

!!Eve Draper
->'''Played By''': Lucy Punch

* AnnoyingLaugh: The reason [[spoiler:she's killed, in addition to being a terrible actress and having an affair with Martin Blower.]]
* BadBadActing: During the Romeo & Juliet production.
* MayDecemberRomance: With Martin Blower. She tends to favour the older gentleman in general.
->'''Danny''': Marcus Carter’s big brother said he’d fingered her up the duck pond.
* MeaningfulName: Both a reference to Evelyn Draper in PlayMistyForMe, and a play on eavesdropper.

->'''Played By''': Alice Lowe

* TheDarkChick: For Skinner.
* PerpetualFrowner: She rarely deviates from her bored gaze.
* SexySecretary: For Skinner. She works part-time as a table dancer at a place called 'Flappers'.

!!Arthur Webley
->'''Played By''': Creator/DavidBradley

* CollectorOfTheStrange: He's collected hundreds of guns of all range and sizes, not to mention an old sea mine.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffScreen: Nicholas gives him a citation for cutting other people's hedges and he turns up later on with the rest of the dead bodies that the NWA has killed.]]
* MeaningfulName
* TheUnintelligible: They need to bring around the equally unintelligible Bob Walker to translate for Danny, who translates Bob for Nicholas.

!!George Merchant
->'''Played By''': George Merchant

* [[spoiler:KillItWithFire: One of the NWA members knock him out and blow up his house with him in it, making it look like an accident.]]
* MeaningfulName: He's a rich 'merchant'.

!!The Swan
->'''Played By''': Elvis

* {{Badass}}: It can break a man's arm.
** Or blow up a man's house.
* ChekhovsBoomerang: It keeps on coming back.
* [[spoiler:DangerTakesABackSeat: In the finale, when it takes down Frank.]]
* SwansASwimming

[[folder:Metropolitan Police Service]]
!!The Sergeant
->'''Played By''': Creator/MartinFreeman

* TheCameo: For Martin Freeman, who had a previous cameo in ShaunOfTheDead and has a supporting role in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's a smarmy prick to Nicholas pretty much from the get-go.
* LargeHam: You can tell Martin Freeman is trying to make the most of his screentime.

!!The Inspector
->'''Played By''': Steve Coogan

* BitchInSheepsClothing: Briefly tries to act friendly and polite.
* TheCameo: For Steve Coogan.

!!Ch. Insp. Kenneth
->'''Played By''': Creator/BillNighy

* BrutalHonesty: While the Sergeant and Inspector tip-toe around the issue, Kenneth comes right out and tells Nick the reason he's being 'promoted'.
* TheCameo: For regular Wright alumni, Bill Nighy.
* DaChief: Of London, no less.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem
--> '''Angel:''' "You can't just make someone disappear!"
--> '''Chief Inspector:''' "Yes, I can. I'm the Chief Inspector."

->'''Played By''': Creator/CateBlanchett

* TheCameo: She's played by an uncredited Cate Blanchett.
* TheFaceless: Due to her mask.
* GlassesPull: Parodied with her pulling off her crime scene goggles, which has no effect due to the mask.