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     Sandford Police 

Sgt. Nicholas Angel

Played By: Simon Pegg

  • The Ace: Deconstructed. He's so effective that he's sent to Sandford, and eventually learns not to take himself quite so seriously.
  • Action Hero
  • 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
  • The Comically Serious: He's generally rather uptight, stoic and even-toned. This makes his more deadpan comments and lapses in his demeanour all the more funny.
  • Cool Horse: Ends up on one during the finale.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Defrosting Ice King: Danny takes it upon himself to teach him how to 'switch off'.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: 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.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Most of the villagers believe he is neurotic and insanely obsessed with the murders. Of course, it's just an act: they're all in on the murders to begin with!
  • Impaled Palm: He was stabbed through the hand by Santa Claus...a Santa Claus played by Peter Jackson.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He's not only an excellent shot with a gun, but throws a can across the field and hits a running thief.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
  • Married to the Job: His main flaw. The crux of his Character Development is learning how to "turn off" and have fun.
  • No Sense of Humor: Angel is pretty cold, and doesn't exactly go along with Sandford's deeply middleclass sense of bad sitcom humour.
  • Only Sane Man: In Sandford. Everyone else is in denial, stupid or in on the conspiracy.
  • Playing Against Type: Simon Pegg normally plays lazy slackers, but in this film, he plays a very serious character.
  • Straight Man
  • Surrounded by Idiots
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome

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?"

Insp. Frank Butterman

Played By: Jim Broadbent

DC Andy Cartwright & DS Andy Wainwright

Played By: Rafe Spall & Paddy Considine

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

Sgt. Tony Fisher

Played By: Kevin Eldon

PC Doris Thatcher

Played By: Olivia Colman

PC Bob Walker

Played By: Karl Johnson

Sgt. Turner

Played By: Bill Bailey


Played By: Sampson

    Neighbourhood Watch Alliance 

Simon Skinner

Played By: Timothy Dalton

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

Prof. Tom Weaver

Played By: Edward Woodward
  • Casting Gag: Back in 1973 Woodward starred in The Wicker Man 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

Dr. Robin Hatcher

Played By: Stuart Wilson

Rev. Philip Shooter

Played By: Paul Freeman

Michael 'Lurch' Armstrong

Played By: Rory Mc Cann

    Sandford Residents 

Tim Messenger

Played By: Adam Buxton

Martin Blower

Played By: David Threlfall

Eve Draper

Played By: Lucy Punch

  • Annoying Laugh: The reason she's killed, in addition to being a terrible actress and having an affair with Martin Blower.
  • Bad Bad Acting: During the Romeo & Juliet production.
  • May-December Romance: 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.


Played By: Alice Lowe

Arthur Webley

Played By: David Bradley

  • Collector of the Strange: He's collected hundreds of guns of all range and sizes, not to mention an old sea mine.
  • Killed Off Screen: 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.
  • Meaningful Name
  • The Unintelligible: 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

  • Kill It with Fire: One of the NWA members knock him out and blow up his house with him in it, making it look like an accident.
  • Meaningful Name: He's a rich 'merchant'.

The Swan

Played By: Elvis

    Metropolitan Police Service 

The Sergeant

Played By: Martin Freeman

The Inspector

Played By: Steve Coogan

Ch. Insp. Kenneth

Played By: Bill Nighy

  • Brutal Honesty: While the Sergeant and Inspector tip-toe around the issue, Kenneth comes right out and tells Nick the reason he's being 'promoted'.
  • The Cameo: For regular Wright alumni, Bill Nighy.
  • Da Chief: Of London, no less.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!
    Angel: "You can't just make someone disappear!"
    Chief Inspector: "Yes, I can. I'm the Chief Inspector."


Played By: Cate Blanchett

  • The Cameo: She's played by an uncredited Cate Blanchett.
  • The Faceless: Due to her mask.
  • Glasses Pull: Parodied with her pulling off her crime scene goggles, which has no effect due to the mask.
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