Mind Games (2001)


Mind Games (2001)

A former nun turned criminal profiler is called in to investigate the horrific ritualistic murders of two middle aged women. Her unorthodox approach means that she has to deal not only with solving a murder but also winning the trust of her sceptical colleagues.
IMDb   6.5 /10
Director Richard Standeven
Writer Lynda La Plante
Writer Jackie Malton
Writer Nikki Smith
Release Date2001-01-05
Runtime1h 44min
GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery
Content Rating
CompanyLa Plante Productions
Frances O'Neilas Frances O'Neil
DCI Chris Medwynteras DCI Chris Medwynter
DCI Ricky Groveras DCI Ricky Grover
Dr. Davina Wardas Dr. Davina Ward
Tyler Arnoldas Tyler Arnold
Patrick Poletti
Patrick Poletti
American Profileras American Profiler
Graham Turner
Graham Turner
Martin Savageas Martin Savage
DC Terry Bealeas DC Terry Beale
Ian Targett
Ian Targett
DC Roger Ballas DC Roger Ball
Geoffrey Church
Geoffrey Church
DC Matt Beggas DC Matt Begg
DC Samantha Westernas DC Samantha Western
DC Rebecca Longtonas DC Rebecca Longton
Stevan Rimkus
Stevan Rimkus
Gary Littleas Gary Little
John Cormack
John Cormack
Little's Solicitoras Little's Solicitor
Cameron Stewart
Cameron Stewart
Fireman Oneas Fireman One
Eric, Computer Image Enhanceras Eric, Computer Image Enhancer
Steven, Boy at Halfway Houseas Steven, Boy at Halfway House
Josh Richards
Josh Richards
Father Markas Father Mark

Mind Games (2001 film)

Mind Games was a one-off British crime drama broadcast on ITV1 on 6 January 2001, starring Fiona Shaw as the protagonist, Frances O'Neill, a former nun turned criminal profiler who is called in to investigate the horrific ritualistic murders of two middle-aged women. Written by Lynda La Plante and directed by Richard Standeven, the film gathered 6.91m viewers.

The DVD of the film was released on 23 July 2007. In the United States, the film aired on PBS during the Lynda La Plante season, which also included broadcasts of Prime Suspect, Trial & Retribution and Supply & Demand.


A serial killer is at large, committing a series of horrific murders. Frances O'Neill (Fiona Shaw) draws on her training as a profiler and her strong religious background to try to get inside the killer's mind and track him down before he is able to strike again.


  • Fiona Shaw as DI Frances O'Neill
  • Finbar Lynch as DCI Chris Medwynter
  • Colin Salmon as DC Ricky Grover
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Tyler Arnold
  • Crispin Bonham-Carter as DC Terry Beale
  • Ian Targett as DC Roger Ball
  • Geoffrey Church as DC Matt Begg
  • Tanya Ronder as DC Samantha Western
  • Lisa Palfrey as DC Rebecca Longton

Critical reception

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