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  • Cheryl Crane-Murphy is a television news journalist reporting on a strange series of murders which include tossing the bodies from overpasses onto the highway. She’s intensely involved in her stories and clearly horrified by the bizarre tragedy.

  • Rowena King was born in England on February 14, 1969. Directly after graduating from Mountview Theatre School in London in 1990, King joined The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, working with renowned directors Danny Boyle, Roger Michell, and Nicholas Hytner.

    King’s first feature film appearance was in Hanif Kureishi’s 1991 drama, London Kills Me, followed by John Duigan’s 1993 adaptation of Wide Sargasso Sea and Kenneth Branagh’s 1996 four-hour screen version of Hamlet. She appeared in Taylor Hackford’s Proof of Life in 2000.

    King has become a frequent presence on British television with leading roles in the BBC’s critically acclaimed To Play the King, Black and Blue, and ITV’s Framed, alongside Penelope Cruz.

    In 2002, King took her first TV lead in America for TNT’s television drama Breaking News. Multiple appearances on American networks followed, including a succession of guest star appearances on Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Numb3rs, and Nip/Tuck.

    In 2007, acclaimed director Rob Reiner invited King to join Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in Bucket List, where she played Angelica.

    Her most recent work in 2018 includes ITV’s celebrated three-part drama Trauma alongside Adrian Lester and John Simm, and Maggie in Hulu’s Shut Eye.