!Sandford Police

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

->''"I don't remember a time when I didn't want to be a police officer. [[StealthPun Apart from]] [[Film/TheMuppetMovie the summer of 1979]] when I wanted to be [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit the Frog]]."''

A dedicated but humorless member of the Metropolitan Police Service sent to the small village of Sandford for making his colleagues look bad by comparison.
* TheAce: Highly competent, good shot, expert fencer and physically fit. [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed.]] He's so effective that he's sent to Sandford, and eventually learns not to take himself quite so seriously.
* ActionHero: Complete with flying through the air whilst firing his gun.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Ends up [[NotSoAboveItAll bursting out laughing]] when Danny pretends to stab himself in the eye. And before that, when Danny states he'd make a good Muppet.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: The best part is, it isn't even a fake name. He's named for a real life Nick Angel, who was the head of sound design for the film. (As such, there's a bit of InsistentTerminology in play--the character is always referred to as ''Nicholas'' and never ''Nick'', partly to keep up the "serious Ace" characterization but mostly to not step on the sound guy's toes.)
* BrokenAce: An excellent cop but a socially inept man. This varies from the genuinely emotional (his breakup with Janine) to the comically overblown (the ''entire Met'' is glad to see him go).
* ByTheBookCop: In this own words:
-->[[LawfulGood I had to prove to myself that the law could be proper and righteous and for the good of humankind.]] It was from that moment that I was destined to be a police officer.
* 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.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: In-context to the "Film/BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy". Whereas Shaun from ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' is a LoserProtagonist {{Manchild}} with CommitmentIssues who learns to be more self-reliant in his ComingOfAgeStory, Nicolas is a BornWinner SuperCop that is MarriedToTheJob who learns to rely on others and develops a circle of friends in the process.
* CoolHorse: Ends up on one during the finale.
* CoolShades: Which he picks up immediately before [[spoiler:his RoaringRampageOfRevenge]]. Proper '80s aviator sunglasses too, the kind you aren't allowed to wear if you're not going to kick ass and take names.
* DeadpanSnarker: comes out as he's being more open, a way to crack joke while maintaining his serious behaviour.
* 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.
* FairCop: Look at his arse!
* FireForgedFriends: With the Andes, Wainwright in particular.
* 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!]] His actual skills as a police constable are recognized, however.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: Or as he puts it, good at what he does. Which he is, as Danny points out.
* 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 most types of firearms, but throws a can across a field and hits a running thief.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: From the beginning, Angel is a very cold, emotionless and stoical man who takes his work very seriously. When he meets Danny, he loosens up a bit and learns how to have fun.
* KickedUpstairs: His transfer is coupled with a promotion to Sergeant to disguise it as a reward. His attempts to refuse promotion to stay in London are ignored.
* LightningBruiser: He holds the Met record for the hundred yard dash, and is also an excellent fencer. Both of these come into play.
* 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 middle-class sense of bad sitcom humour. Downplayed in the sense that it's not that he ''doesn't'' have a sense of humor at all, and it's all in the context of having just made major changes in his life.
* OnlySaneMan: In Sandford. Everyone else is in denial, stupid or [[spoiler:in on the conspiracy.]]
* PlayingAgainstType: Compare the uptight StraightMan he is in this movie to the irresponsible ManChild that Simon Pegg plays in the other two movies in the trilogy.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: How his story begins.
* SecularHero: He's agnostic. (It's possibly the only detail in the entire movie that isn't fleshed out, though deleted scenes do reveal that he apparently practices Buddhism.)
* StraightMan: To Danny in particular, but also to the entire village of Sandford.
* SurroundedByIdiots: How he feels in Sandford. [[spoiler:His colleagues aren't total idiots, though, they've just been mildly brainwashed into complacency by Frank.]]
-->'''Angel:''' I chased a suspect from the scene! Innocent people don't run!\\
'''Fisher:''' Maybe it was our old friend the Cactus Thief?\\
'''Thatcher:''' Oh yeah, he was a prickly customer, weren't he? ''[everyone laughs]''\\
'''Angel:''' '''AM I GOING COMPLETELY MAD?!'''
* TranquilFury: His default mood during the [[spoiler: final showdown.]]
* TallPoppySyndrome: The reason for his [[KickedUpstairs promotion]] and [[ReassignedToAntarctica transfer]].
* WalkingArmory: When he returns to Sandford to take on [[spoiler: the NWA]], he's carrying an FN FAL, two shotguns and two pistols that are visible and probably a few more guns as well, given that he essentially empties the evidence room.


!!PC Daniel 'Danny' Butterman
->'''Played By:''' Creator/NickFrost

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

The son of Inspector Frank Butterman, and Nicholas Angel's new partner in Sandford.
* 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.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: ...he improves. Once he figures out what's actually going on and what needs to be done, TheAce from the Met couldn't ask for a finer partner.
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler:He points out to Frank he's gone KnightTemplar in his efforts to make Sandford a perfect town, and even calls him out on his claims that he is doing it all for Danny's mother, stating that she "would kill herself all over again" if she had lived to see what he has become.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:The ketchup sachet trick.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Or so it seems, until it's revealed in the epilogue that he survived.]]
* TheDitz: He's a born-and-raised resident of Sandford, so it comes with the territory.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: See ActionHero.
* ManChild: Danny is a big kid, basically. He's happy-go-lucky, friendly to everyone and doesn't seem to have a bad bone in his body.
* MissingMom: [[spoiler:His mother killed herself.]]
* NiceGuy: While definitely [[DumbIsGood a tad dim]], he's obviously well-meaning.
* ParrotExposition: Tends toward this in regards to Angel's lessons--he has a shockingly good memory for it, too!
* SweetTooth: Like his father, he has a fondness for ice cream.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:For Angel; subverted in that he survives.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: ...but with some help from Angel...

!!Insp. Frank Butterman
->'''Played By:''' Creator/JimBroadbent

->''"Far be it from me to stifle your flair, Sgt. Angel, but this isn't London."''

Sandford's jovial police chief and Danny's father.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:With Skinner]].
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Punishes his officers (or at least Danny) for poor behaviour by forcing them to treat the rest of the station to dessert foods.
* CoolOldGuy: He might seem like a nebbish, lovable old grandpa but he reveals himself to be a highly competent policeman who earned his top-ranking position.
* CowboyCop: In the sense that he sees the village as his {{protectorate}} and himself as the sheriff who has carte blanche to go as far as needed to enforce the law. This is foreshadowed when he references himself as a "wild west nut" at the beginning and wears a sheriff costume at the church fête.
* DirtyCop: [[spoiler:In the sense that Lawful has violently usurped Good within him.]]
* AFatherToHisMen: [[spoiler:Until they turn on him.]]
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:To him, MurderIsTheBestSolution to keep Sandford the perfect village.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:After his wife Irene commits suicide, Frank loses it and starts the conspiracy that drives the plot, all out of love for Irene.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Skinner is initially suspected as the conspiracy mastermind until Frank's involvement and leadership is revealed.]]
* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:He claims he's trying to make Sanford great again by killing anyone who tries to ruin it. However he's actually doing it out of bitter revenge over the death of his wife.]]
* PrinciplesZealot: [[spoiler: Again, he's holding onto something well beyond what most people would consider sane and healthy.]]
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:See VillainousBreakdown.]]
* SweetTooth: Mentions a fondness for ice cream early on, and can be seen digging in to a bowl when Nick returns to Sandford.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: [[spoiler:His wife's suicide drove him to choose a twisted version of lawful above all else.]]
* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:Frank used to be a lawful police officer. But after Sandford lost the Village of the Year award 20 years prior, and Frank's wife, who spent so long trying to make the village perfect for the adjudicators, committed suicide, Frank and the NWA have strived to "make Sandford great again", even if it means having to kill anyone who gets in their way.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:A minor one when the Sandford police turn on him.]]
-->'''Frank:''' [[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!!]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Everything he did was for his dead wife.]]

[[folder:The Andys]]
!!DC Andy Cartwright & DS Andy Wainwright
->'''Played By:''' Creator/RafeSpall & Paddy Considine

->''"You wanna be a big cop in a small town? Fuck off up the model village."''

An inseparable pair of detectives of the Sandford police who take an instant dislike to Angel.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As with the rest of the SPF, [[spoiler:they're somehow well-versed in riot gear use and tactics]].
* BashBrothers: They fight together as a team in the finale.
* BrilliantButLazy: They're utterly indifferent to almost every aspect of their jobs and express annoyance any time they have to do actual work but they do prove to be quite good when pushed to it.
* CoolShades: Proper Cop 'Shades, though of a lesser caliber than Angel's.
* FireForgedFriends: Both of them with Angel, Wainwright in particular.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With each other, of course.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: They warm up to Angel later.
* {{Man Child}}ren: They behave more like immature, rowdy high school students than police officers.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Both of them are partnered together and share the same first name.
* {{Pornstache}}: Andy Wainwright. It's noted in commentary that their characterization is "a couple of boys playing cops", and part of that is the proper Cop Mustache.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They are always seen together.

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

->''"Very good. What he said."''

A police officer in the Sandford Police Service. He is first met when PC Nicholas Angel arrives in Sandford and is touring the Sandford Police Station. Throughout most of his appearances, he asks Nicholas for advice on what should be done.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Let's make one thing clear--Sgt. Fisher is the ''last'' person on the force you'd expect to ever describe as a badass of any sort. [[spoiler:Then the final battle happens.]]
* CaptainObvious: It's plainly clear that his only talent is explaining things, and not very well.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At first, he's a {{Jerkass}}, especially Angel, whom he takes an instant dislike to. Fisher fears that Angel will take his job, possibly because he's aware of how incompetent he truly is. Nevertheless, he eventually warms up to Angel, and willingly follows his orders during the climax fight while he goes after the big boss with Danny.
-->'''Angel:''' Can you handle this, Sergeant Fisher? We're going to go after the big boss!\\
'''Tony:''' We're on it, Sergeant!
* TheStrategist: [[spoiler:Reveals a talent for riot tactics in the final battle. Turns out, he has ''two'' talents.]]
* WhatHeSaid: He 'asks' Angel what he 'reckons' and then acts like he's agreeing instead of stealing.

!!PC Doris Thatcher
->'''Played By:''' Creator/OliviaColman

->''"I could've given you the tour. [[DoubleEntendre I've been around the station a few times.]]"''

The only female police officer in the Sandford Police Service. She is first met when Sgt. Nicholas Angel arrives in Sandford and is touring the Sandford Police Station. Throughout all of her appearances, she says many sexual innuendos.
* ActionGirl: In the finale.
* BoobsOfSteel: She takes levels of badass in the final battle, hitting the shit out of Tina and she's got a noble blessing.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: With the rest of the SPD in the finale.
* DoubleEntendre: Constantly.
* HurricaneOfPuns: She's full of these. Proper British laugh riot, this lady.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence:
-->'''Doris:''' Nothing like a little [[DesignatedGirlFight girl on girl]]!
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the only policewoman in Sandford. True, Danny saw her bra.

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


The oldest police officer in the Sandford Police Service. He is first met when Nicholas Angel arrives in Sandford and is touring the Sandford Police Station. Throughout all of his appearances, he speaks in an inaudible mumbling sound and always has his dog, Saxon, with him.
* DirtyOldMan: The only time he utters actual words, they're 'tits' and 'cocks'.
** DontExplainTheJoke: Which is usually after Doris makes a ''really bad'' DoubleEntendre.
* JadedWashout: Seems ''spectacularly'' apathetic. [[spoiler:One fan explanation is that he remembers what the town used to be like, and/or has some idea of what the NWA has been up to, considering how quick he was to believe Angel's explanation.]]
* TheUnintelligible: His accent is so broad it's almost impossible for non-locals to understand him. Danny has to translate for Nicolas's benefit on more than one occasion, until the end.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Saxon.

!!Sgt. Turner
->'''Played By:''' Creator/BillBailey

->''"Nobody tells me nothin'."''

A pair of twins who respectively work the night and day shifts as desk sergeants at the Standford Police Station.

* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Their hair is different though, and they read different genres of books.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: The night shift's sergeant is never told anything, to the extent that he's not present at the finale.

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

A dog in the Sandford Police Service. He is first met when Nicholas Angel arrives in Sandford and is touring the Sandford Police Station. He is constantly with PC Bob Walker, and is always ordered to patrol areas.
%%* HeroicDog
* TeamPet: Has this vibe, as Sandford is really not the sort of place that can make use of his actual talents.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Bob Walker.

!Neighborhood Watch Alliance

[[folder:Simon Skinner]]
!!Simon Skinner
->'''Played By:''' Creator/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!"''

The manager of Sandford's supermarket, Somerfield. He is a member of the Neighbourhood Watch Alliance and has won several trophies for fun-running events.
* 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.]]
* BadassBaritone: As is the standard with Timothy Dalton.
* BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler:Fights the much younger, trained Angel and nearly beats him.]]
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:With Frank as one of the leaders of the NWA.]]
* BloodKnight: He's very excited to fight [[spoiler:Angel and the police for-- ''service''. Until he starts losing.]]
-->'''Skinner:''' My, my. Here come the Fuzz.
%%* CombatPragmatist
* CoolCar: A Jag.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler:Averted, actually. He might be an evil murderer, but he runs his supermarket in a pretty clean way, business-wise.]]
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DevilInPlainSight[=/=]ObviouslyEvil: C'mon, how can you ''not'' suspect this guy?
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Sissy", which comes from him attending ballet classes in his youth.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Leslie Tiller is his cousin. He even states that he's not happy about killing her.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's fine with murder, but running over a swan? That's where he draws the line.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: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]].]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:A rare non-fatal case.]]
* LargeHam: It's clear that Timothy Dalton is having an absolute blast in the role.
* PunctuatedPounding: ''"Get! Out! Of my! Village!"''
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: {{Subverted|Trope}}]]; While at first it seemed blatantly obvious Skinner killed all of the victims over some overly complex plan to secure valuable land, he seemingly proves his innocence with a rock-solid alibi. [[spoiler: That is until Angel successfully deduces he's just one of many murderers.]]
* {{Sadist}}: [[spoiler:Unlike the other killers in the film, it's implied Skinner seems to take joy in killing his victims, and is not even the least bit ashamed of it.]]
%%* SharpDressedMan
* SmugSmiler: He's frequently smiling with delight.
* TheSociopath: [[spoiler:He shows no empathy or regret for his killings. And while the other murderous members of the cult believe they're doing the right thing (or so they believe), Skinner seems to be only in it for fun.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:He takes young Aaron A. Aaronson hostage.]]

[[folder:Prof. Tom Weaver]]
!!Prof. Tom Weaver
->'''Played By:''' Creator/EdwardWoodward

->''"You'll find that we run a very tight ship here."''

A professor and a citizen of Sandford. He is first met when Nicholas Angel is touring the Sandford Police Station. Tom is the Civilian Liaison for the Neighbourhood Watch Alliance.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: You won't be shedding a tear for him when he dies at the end.]]
* CastingGag: Back in 1973 Woodward starred in ''[[Film/TheWickerMan1973 The Wicker Man]]'' where a young no-nonsense cop showed up in the quiet village and started to root out a dark mystery.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Serves as Sandford's surveillance.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:He turns up after the NWA have all been arrested, and subsequently he's the only member to be killed.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: He's the only member of the NWA who gets killed. And to really hammer it home, he gets blown up by a sea-mine.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: Sandford PD completely forgets him and he almost kills Danny]].
* OhCrap: After [[spoiler:being pinned down by an active sea mine, his last words are, "Oh God, no."]]
* TagalongKid: Is treated as ornamentation by Sandford PD; [[spoiler: he's more involved than they realize]].

[[folder:Joyce Cooper]]
!!Joyce Cooper
->'''Played By:''' Billie Whitelaw


The wife of Bernard Cooper; together they run the hotel. She is the first Sandford citizen that Nicholas Angel meets.
* {{BFG}}: She [[spoiler:wields one in the climax. It makes her beehive hairdo wobble.]][[note]]It's not really that big, being a Sterling [=LSA3=] submachinegun, but Billie Whitelaw was a petite actress so it looks enormous in her hands.[[/note]]
* DeathGlare: Shoots Nicholas a truly impressive one when she thinks he's calling her a "hag". He was in fact looking at the crossword she was doing.
* HellHotel: The hotel is portrayed as a rather creepy place, and her first lines are reminiscent of a horror film. It seems to be eccentricity rather than actual malice. [[spoiler:Ultimately, however, deserves this reputation.]]

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

Joyce Cooper's husband.
* CloseRangeCombatant: [[spoiler:He is the only member of the NWA to attack Nicholas with a melee weapon. His WeaponOfChoice is a rapier.]]
* MajorlyAwesome: Well, past his prime.
* TheQuietOne: In his first scene, he's asleep. He says nothing throughout the rest of the film [[spoiler:until he yells at Nicholas as he attacks him with a rapier, and then mourns his hip once downed.]]
* RetiredBadass: Judging by his title [[spoiler:and that his skill with his rapier seems to be limited only by his age.]]
* SeniorSleepCycle: Spends most of his time dozing off.

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

Sandford's resident doctor. He is first met at the Neighbourhood Watch Alliance meeting.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: He frequently gets shot in the leg and foot area.
* DeadlyDoctor: [[spoiler:Not ''so'' deadly.]]
* DrJerk: While casually insensitive for most of the film, [[spoiler:he is one of the most mocking NWA members during the shooting, enjoying his tirade against Nicholas and Danny.]]
* RunningGag: Getting shot in the leg.
** He's a doctor, he'll deal with it.

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

The cleric of Sandford, and a member of the Neighbourhood Watch Alliance.
* BadassPreacher: [[spoiler:He actually manages to shoot Angel.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Shooter isn't the kindly Reverend he pretends to be.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: "Fuck off, Grasshopper".
* ShutUpKirk: [[spoiler:When Angel delivers a short speech to Shooter, the good Reverend responds, "Fuck off, Grasshopper!"]]
* SinisterMinister: [[spoiler:Due to being a member of the NWA.]]

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

The very unintelligent henchman of Simon Skinner who works at Somerfield.
%%* BaldOfEvil
* {{Catchphrase}}: ''"Yarp."''
** And apparently: ''"Narp."''
* DumbMuscle: His role for [[spoiler:the NWA.]]
* GiantMook: He's 6"6, incredibly strong and works at the disposal of the villains.
* TheBrute: For [[spoiler:the NWA, and Skinner in particular.]]
* ManChild[=/=]PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler:He's willing to kill, but gets distracted by a cuddly monkey.]]
-->'''Danny:''' Dad says he's got the mind of a child.
* TheJuggernaut: Lurch is massive and nigh unstoppable.
* UnskilledButStrong: He doesn't display much fighting aptitude, but is a towering mass of muscle.

[[folder:Greg and Sheree Prosser]]
!!Greg and Sheree Prosser
->'''Played By:''' Trevor Nichols and Elizabeth Elvin

* BattleCouple: [[spoiler:Not that it does them much good.]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: Fancy themselves as semi-professional actors, waiting in the wings for their big breaks. Have had a role as an extra and a cadaver between them.
* TheVoiceless: Never talk throughout the film.

[[folder:Mr Treacher]]
!!Mr. Treacher
->'''Played By''': Tim Barlow

* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Draws Nicholas's eye almost immediately. Why is he wearing such a clunky coat when it's not cold enough to warrant it? Danny laughs at the suggestion he's hiding something beneath it, but later, in vain, tries to revive the topic to resuscitate Nicholas's enthusiasm. [[spoiler:Turns out Treacher's hiding a mean gun.]]
* GrumpyOldMan: Seems perpetually grouchy. In the final moments of the film, he is the NWA member most visibly angry and indignant at the proceedings.
* TheVoiceless: And rarely discussed by the other characters, making him the most mysterious NWA member.

[[folder:Leslie Tiller]]
!!Leslie Tiller
->'''Played By:''' Anne Reid

Sandford's resident gardener and a member of the Neighbourhood Watch Alliance. Her gardening skills helped put Sandford on the map.
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: Non-romantic variant. The NWA didn't want her moving away, since she would take her famous gardening skills with her, so they murdered her]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:By an NWA member.]]
* MeaningfulName: She's a gardener, and her name is Tiller. Hard to get more blatant than that.

!Sandford Citizens

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

A journalist who often asks Nicholas to be interviewed, with little success.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:By a piece of a church, which falls on his head and stays embedded in his upper body.]]
* IntrepidReporter: Clearly would like to be this, and so reports on Sandford with considerable zeal.
* MeaningfulName: A messenger with a message for Angel and/or the town in general.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: His grasp of spelling is amazingly awful, especially for a reporter. In fact, he even writes Angel's name ''as'' Angle. [[spoiler:It's why the NWA kill him.]]
* VerbalTic: ''"Hi-hi!"''
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:A piece of the church roof falls on him, splattering his head.]]

[[folder:Martin Blower]]
!!Martin Blower
->'''Played By:''' David Threlfall

A respected Solicitor from Sandford. He was playing the leading role of Romeo in the famous play ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' along with Eve Draper.
* 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. Except when it comes to kissing Eve Draper.
* CampStraight: Blower acts rather effeminate and camp, but he's carrying on an affair with Eve Draper.
* CoolCar: With which he exceeds the speed limit.
* {{Jerkass}}: Basically every irritating motorist rolled up into one.
* MayDecemberRomance: With Eve Draper.
* MeaningfulName: He ''blows'' a lot of hot air...
* LargeHam: During the play.
* 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. Of course, 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. Mind, Mrs. Draper herself is apparently cheating him, if the line about having four alibis is any indication.

[[folder:Eve Draper]]
!!Eve Draper
->'''Played By:''' Creator/LucyPunch

A city council member from Sandford. She was playing the leading role of Juliet in the famous play ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' along with Martin Blower.
* 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.
* TheDitz: Intelligence is not her strong suit.
* 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 ''Film/PlayMistyForMe'', and a play on eavesdropper.

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

* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:During the fight in the super-market, she runs at the police screaming and brandishing a knife.]]
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: They don't even ''need'' to open fire on her. She's simply blindsided and decked with a wet floor sign while she's still charging at the cops.]]
* 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

A farmer in Sandford. Nicholas Angel, Danny Butterman, Bob Walker, and Saxon are called to his house when James Reaper complains that he has been cutting hedges that don't belong to him.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: He's collected hundreds of guns of all range and sizes, not to mention an old sea mine.
* KilledOffScreen: [[spoiler:Nicholas gives him a citation for owning an entire arsenal of illegal firearms and he turns up later on with the rest of the dead bodies that the NWA has killed.]]
* MeaningfulName: Mr. Webley has a ''massive'' collection of guns, fitting for someone named after a revolver.
* MoreDakka: So much so, that they have their own theme on the soundtrack. ("Lethal Fuzz", which samples from ''Film/LethalWeapon'' trailers.)
* TheUnintelligible: They need to bring around the ''slightly'' more intelligible Bob Walker to translate for Danny, who translates Bob for Nicholas.

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

A successful businessman in Sandford.
* BigFancyHouse: Which everyone hates [[spoiler: and why he is killed]].
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Gets incredibly drunk after an "accidental death" in the town, forcing Nick and Danny to take him home, [[spoiler:and it helps the NWA make his death look like a drunken attempt at cooking gone wrong.]]
** Also, since the victims of the "accidental deaths" are two close friends of his, his overdrinking in the pub could be seen as a result of him [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Double-parks his big-ass Range Rover in the supermarket car-park without a care in the world, and built a ridiculously ostentatious house.
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: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''.
* StealthPun: He got rich through kitchen appliances; he's a ''fridge magnate'' (magnet).

[[folder:The Swan]]
!!The Swan
->'''Played By:''' Elvis


A local swan who escapes from 'the castle' and proceeds to evade Sandford Police.
* ChekhovsBoomerang: It keeps on coming back.
* DangerTakesABackseat: [[spoiler:In the finale, when it takes down Frank.]]
* RunningGag: Its continual evasion of the Sandford Police Department, and the repeated fact that a swan can break a man's arm.
* SwansASwimming: Sandford's resident swan, it's apparently not content with looking graceful in the castle pond.

!Metropolitan Police

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

A member of the Metropolitan Police Service. He calls Nicholas Angel into his office to inform him of his recent [[KickedUpstairs promotion to Sergeant]], as well as his [[ReassignedToAntarctica transfer]].
* TheCameo: For Creator/MartinFreeman, who had a previous cameo in ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' and has a supporting role in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''.
* DeskJockey: The Sergeant is an admitted DeskJockey, and he's actually rather proud of it.
* {{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.
* NoNameGiven: He's only known as 'Sergeant'.

[[folder:The Inspector]]
!!The Inspector
->'''Played By:''' Creator/SteveCoogan

The Inspector at Nicholas Angel's station.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Briefly tries to act friendly and polite, asking about Angel's previously injured hand.
* TheCameo: Uncredited, for Steve Coogan.
* NoNameGiven: He's only known as 'the Inspector'.

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

A Chief Inspector at the Metropolitan Police Service. He is called into the office by the Met Inspector and the Met Sergeant in order to convince Nicholas Angel that he is indeed being transferred.
* 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: Likely to be the most senior officer at the station.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's more directly nasty to Angel than the Met Inspector or Sergeant.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: As he explains to Angel:
-->'''Angel:''' With respect, Sir, you can't just make people disappear.\\
'''Chief Inspector:''' Yes, I can. I'm the Chief Inspector.

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

A crime scene investigator for the Metropolitan Police Service and Nicholas Angel's ex-girlfriend. When he gets transferred to Sandford, he goes to her to inform her. There, she attempts to connect with Nicholas, but he instead focuses on their job.
* 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.