I love Inspector Lynley and I think the Nathaniel Parker does a fantastic job in this series. I really enjoy the eccentric character he portrays and he does it well
Havers on the other hand is so VERY Small is the worst actress I have ever seen in a series. She mumbles so much that I cannot hear what she's saying. She's constantly saying 'SIR' & it's to the point that I can't believe it's written that way in the script. She's mousy & sloppy looking too which makes for disappointment to think that a female detective in the UK would actually walk around like that.
They have her as a real downer & disrespectful to her superiors. She's always angry & huffing & puffing when she talks? And what is with the constant sighing before she speaks? Where on earth did they find her? There are so many wonderful 'lively' actresses in UK that would be perfect for that part, but instead they picked her.
Then I thought I would watch a more recent episode awhile ago & they had her actually trying to be more alive / pleasant & even attempting to smile or laugh. I couldn't believe the change ?? It was so noticeable, that it was funny. (Except the annoying sighs before she speaks, that continues!!)
She goes from one extreme to another. LOL But alas she could laugh herself silly & still be boring to watch.
I don't understand why on earth they would ever think to match those two in such a great series.
I even thought maybe it was just the character she was cast as in Inspector Lynley, but I saw her in Downton Abbey & same again, not a memorable actress. I was upset thinking she was going to join the regular cast but her part was short lived & I was pleased.
I know there are probably lots of fans out there regarding Sharon Small but I am not one of them.