Natalie Chandler
Natalie Chandler
Name Natalie Chandler
Division Criminal Investigation Department
Precinct London Metropolitan Police
Status Alive
Actor Harriet Walter
First Appearance "Care"
Last Appearance "Fault Lines"

Natalie Chandler is Ronnie Brooks and Matt Devlin's boss. Her job is to push her detectives, making sure they stay within the lines of propriety and to play devil's advocate to their investigations. Chandler is a great boss and a good people person. She leaves no uncertainty about who is in charge but she's fiercely loyal to Ronnie and Matt. As a working mum, Natalie knows how to motivate and how to discipline them and is always fair and focused.

Chandler also brings a sympathy and softer side to her detectives, considering their families even when they don't. Despite maintaining her emotionality, Chandler will be the one bastion of objectivity when all others cannot. She's able to be dispassionate when all around her are losing their heads.

Natalie has a huge heart and is extraordinarily empathetic - but she knows how and when to switch that off, for the good of the job and for the benefit of good, impartial police work.

In the season 7 premiere "Tracks" it is mentioned that she is on temporary leave looking after her sick Mum and DI Wes Layton is looking after her desk till she gets back. However by Season 8 it's revealed that DI Layton had permanently taken on her job and that in the episode "Pride" delves into the fact that her mum had died and Natalie had decided to retire to look after her own family.