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Iris Bajjali
Egypt
Actor Athena Karkanis
Seen Evil Eye of Egypt
Murdoch and the Temple of Death
Gender Female
Status Deceased
Job Archaeologist
Iris Bajjali is a Doctor of Archaeology, an Egyptologist, who first introduced in Season 5 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Athena Karkanis.

Appearances and Mentions

Evil Eye of Egypt

  • She was part of an archaeological dig in Egypt which found a mummy which is exhibited in Toronto as "The Unknown Princess".
  • William and Iris have a budding intellectual attraction. As Inspector Brackenreid says to Murdoch, "You aren't always the most circumspect when an attractive intelligent woman is involved."
  • At the end of the episode, Iris moves on to Chicago with the exhibit. She returns to Toronto in Season 8

Murdoch and the Temple of Death

  • While trying to escape from William with the Holy Grail, Iris meets her demise by a lightning strike during a rainstorm.


Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence Meyers • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordPeter Stebbings as James PendrickErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Nigel Bennett as former Chief Constable GilesSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle
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