Line Of Duty fans discover DS Chris Lomax starred in This Is England

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Line Of Duty fans were left stunned after they finally realised where the actor behind DS Chris Lomax is from. 

New theories have come to fruition this week the Detective Sergeant is working for the OCG, after he mentioned he was heading to the notorious Red Lion pub. 

And with the character’s suspicious behaviour pushed into the spotlight, eagle-eyed fans have noticed where they have seen actor Perry Fitzpatrick before.

Discovery: Line Of Duty fans were left stunned after they finally realised where the actor behind DS Chris Lomax is from (pictured with Vicky McClure in I Am Nicola in 2019)

Discovery: Line Of Duty fans were left stunned after they finally realised where the actor behind DS Chris Lomax is from (pictured with Vicky McClure in I Am Nicola in 2019)

Some viewers were shocked that Perry starred alongside Vicky McClure, 37, in a number of shows including I Am in 2019, where their characters played onscreen lovers, and as Flip in This Is England. 

And Perry previously told The Sun, the pair have been friends for more than 20 years having both grown up in Nottingham.   

He said: ‘Me and Vicky, we’ve been best mates for 20-odd years and, no, we’ve never gone out with each other. We’re so close, we’re more like brother and sister and our families know each other, so I think it would be weird if we did.

Bent? New theories have come to fruition this week that the Detective Sergeant is working for the OCG after he mentioned he was heading to the notorious Red Lion pub

Bent? New theories have come to fruition this week that the Detective Sergeant is working for the OCG after he mentioned he was heading to the notorious Red Lion pub

Look familiar? Some viewers were shocked that Perry starred as Flip in This In England  (pictured in 2014)

 Look familiar? Some viewers were shocked that Perry starred as Flip in This In England  (pictured in 2014)

Shocked: Fans couldn't believe it when they connected the dots and realised Perry played Flip in This Is England

Shocked: Fans couldn’t believe it when they connected the dots and realised Perry played Flip in This Is England

‘We know each other so well, we’ve been friends since we were 11 and we trust each other so much. And her partner, Jonny Owen is great, we’re good friends too.’ 

Oh how he bagged his role in the BBC drama, Perry said his role in I Am Nicola caught the attention of Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio. 

Perry said he had to audition for the part ‘like everyone else’ but managed to secure the role of DS Lomax for the sixth series. 

And fans couldn’t believe it when they connected the dots and realised Perry played Flip in This Is England.  

One wrote on Twitter: ‘Lomax in #LineofDuty played this legend in This Is England… a fine actor is Perry Fitzpatrick.’ 

Another added: ‘Very late to the party but ive just realised chris lomax was flip in this is england,’ to which a third viewer chimed: ‘I knew I’d seen him somewhere before!’

Close friends:  Perry previously said the pair have been friends with more than 20 years having both grown up in Nottingham- but they have never dated (pictured in I Am)

Close friends:  Perry previously said the pair have been friends with more than 20 years having both grown up in Nottingham- but they have never dated (pictured in I Am) 

Character: 'Hard to believe that Flip from This is England is now an accomplished policeman', typed one viewer

Character: ‘Hard to believe that Flip from This is England is now an accomplished policeman’, typed one viewer 

Police drama: Perry also starred in Suspects as TDC Gary Roscoe (pictured with Clare-Hope Ashitey and Damien Molony)

Police drama: Perry also starred in Suspects as TDC Gary Roscoe (pictured with Clare-Hope Ashitey and Damien Molony) 

‘Hard to believe that Flip from This is England is now an accomplished policeman’, typed another. 

It comes after some viewers believe DS Chris Lomax dropped a huge clue that he’s working for the OCG during Sunday night’s show.

At the end of the penultimate episode of series six, Lomax was seen talking to a crime scene investigator- with some fans saying they recognised the very familiar pub name, The Red Lion, he wanted to head to. 

In the scene, DI Kate Fleming [Vicky] and DI Steve Arnott [Martin Compston] were shown walking towards the unit on an industrial estate where Lomax was standing.

Could it be? It comes after some viewers believe DS Chris Lomax dropped a huge clue that he's working for the OCG during Sunday night's episode

Could it be? It comes after some viewers believe DS Chris Lomax dropped a huge clue that he’s working for the OCG during Sunday night’s episode

As they approached Lomax could be heard telling his colleague, who was wearing a full white crime scene suit, they could ‘be in the Red Lion by 8pm’.   

Although a passing comment, many fans have suggested that Lomax’s mention of the Red Lion was actually a big clue placed to tip viewers off that he’s bent.  

Sharing the theory on Reddit, user u/ross-stew wrote: ‘During the telephone call Chris Lomax was on before Steve and Kate approached him at the industrial unit, Chris finished the called by saying “meet you at the red lion at 8pm”. 

‘Isn’t this the same pub Carl Banks boasted about the murder of Gail Vella before he was killed? Might be a OCG meeting ground.’ 

Considering the theory, one person replied: ‘Oooh I didn’t catch that. He seemed reluctant to get the floors dug up too.’

 The series finale of Line Of Duty airs on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday. 

Theory: Lomax was seen talking to a crime scene investigator- with some fans saying they recognised the very familiar pub name, The Red Lion, he wanted to head to

Theory: Lomax was seen talking to a crime scene investigator- with some fans saying they recognised the very familiar pub name, The Red Lion, he wanted to head to

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