Characters / Hustle

The Team

Michael "Mickey Bricks" Stone

Played by Adrian Lester (Series 1-3, 5-8)
The main character and leader of the team in every Series except the fourth. Mickey is a confident and charismatic man who usually plays high-status characters. He chooses to grift because he loves the thrill, and also because of the fate of his father, an honest man who worked hard all his life only to drop dead of a heart attack the day before he retired.
  • The Ace: He's regarded as the greatest grifter of them all.
  • Berserk Button: Two of them, he hates bent coppers. Especially those who try to force him to do criminal acts on thier behalf. He also despises when people call him a thief, he's a con man not a thief. Ironically despite his protest's Michael and his crew are exceptional thieves.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In one episode, he gets scammed when trying to buy a new phone over the Internet, and loses his mojo.
  • The Chessmaster
  • Con Man (hustler)
  • Gentleman Thief
  • Graceful Loser: He handles defeat very well.
    "I played the game, and I lost".
  • Meaningful Name: He's a meticulous planner.
  • Precision F-Strike: Given that he hardly swears (or is actually impolite) in any circumstances, him telling a bounty hunter to "Go screw yourself" in Series 5 Episode 4 is rather jarring.
  • Put on a Bus: In season four.
  • Scary Black Man: Only when he has to resort to scare off their adversaries.

Danny Blue

Played by Marc Warren (Series 1-4)

Stacie Monroe

Played by Jaime Murray (Series 1-4)
  • Abhorrent Admirer: She attracts a few. She also views Danny as this at first.
  • Back for the Finale
  • Brainy Brunette: She's dark-haired and clever. She's the team's banker and often helps the team with accounts of the.
  • Dude Magnet
  • Good with Numbers
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Black-haired, pale and considered very beautiful. Men admire her and a new-comer Danny immediately starts crushing on her. She sometimes plays an exotic beauty in their schemes and she's occasionally required to Show Some Leg.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only woman on the team.
  • Team Mom: In creating the series, Tony Jordan realised that the principal characters could not have any friends or family outside the crew and therefore sought to create a nominal family with Stacie providing the role of substitute mother/wife.
  • Woman Scorned: One episode revolves around an elaborate revenge plot against her estranged husband.

Albert Stroller

Played by Robert Vaughn.

Ash "Three Socks" Morgan

Played by Robert Glennister.
  • Badass Boast: He delivers one to a pair of warring gangsters in "Picasso Finger Painting".
  • Brief Accent Imitation: He is the Man of a Thousand Voices after all.
  • The Fixer
  • Gag Penis: "Three socks".
  • Man of a Thousand Voices
  • Rousing Speech: He gives one about the beauty of football and what it means to Britain at the start of "The Fall of Railton FC". It noticeably fails to inspire the rest of crew until he adds that it will also involve "Lolly. Lots of lolly".
    Ash: "Because football is my game, football is your game, football is OUR game. AND I WANT IT BACK!"
    (Beat)
    Ash: "Well you're supposed to clap and cheer at that bit".
    (Beat)
    Ash: "There's lolly in it. Lots of lovely lolly".
  • Unwilling Suspension: "Picasso Finger Painting" opens with Ash hanging upside down by his ankles in a deserted warehouse. He proceeds to explain how he ended up in this predicament.

Billy Bond

Played by Ashley Walters (Series 4)

Emma Kennedy

Played by Kelly Adams (Series 5-8)

Sean Kennedy

Played by Matt Di Angelo (Series 5-8)
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