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Welsh policewoman stars in Wonder Woman and Justice League

A Welsh policewoman has taken a two-year break from fighting crime with her force to star in Hollywood superhero movies.

Super-fit detective Hari James, 38, from Penarth, Wales, wowed casting directors with her sensational six pack to land a role in Wonder Woman.

She went on to appear alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot with an appearance in blockbuster Justice League.

Hari, 38, first caught the eye of movie bosses when she was competing in a fitness contest and asked to appear on screen.

After wowing casting directors with her rippling abs, Hari James has been given a two-year break from fighting crime with her force so that she can star in Hollywood superhero movies

After wowing casting directors with her rippling abs, Hari James has been given a two-year break from fighting crime with her force so that she can star in Hollywood superhero movies

Hari (pictured right, on set with a co-star_ says of her punishing schedule: 'There are long hours and lots of breaks but you have no responsibilities. You just do as you're told really'

Hari (pictured right, on set with a co-star_ says of her punishing schedule: 'There are long hours and lots of breaks but you have no responsibilities. You just do as you're told really'

Hari (pictured right, on set with a co-star_ says of her punishing schedule: ‘There are long hours and lots of breaks but you have no responsibilities. You just do as you’re told really’

Hari has now taken a two-year career break from catching criminals with South Wales Police force to use her 5ft 10in strapping frame to star on the big screen.

Speaking about how her life has changed, Hari said: ‘I used to go in to work, deal with whatever came in and that was me done really.

‘But being a part of a film is completely different. You’re watching and observing people in a completely different way.

‘There are long hours and lots of breaks but you have no responsibilities. You just do as you’re told really.’

Hari was a detective constable for 14 years but kept herself fit by working out six days a week.

Hari (pictured on set) has taken a two-year career break from catching criminals with South Wales Police force to use her 5ft 10in strapping frame to star on the big screen

Hari (pictured on set) has taken a two-year career break from catching criminals with South Wales Police force to use her 5ft 10in strapping frame to star on the big screen

Hari (pictured on set) has taken a two-year career break from catching criminals with South Wales Police force to use her 5ft 10in strapping frame to star on the big screen

Hari (pictured on set) said of her shock casting: 'In my case I sort of already looked as they wanted me to, but we did all get together about five or six weeks before filming to start training as a team'

Hari (pictured on set) said of her shock casting: 'In my case I sort of already looked as they wanted me to, but we did all get together about five or six weeks before filming to start training as a team'

Hari (pictured on set) said of her shock casting: ‘In my case I sort of already looked as they wanted me to, but we did all get together about five or six weeks before filming to start training as a team’

Hari (pictured right in both images) says of her latest job: 'We'd train for about an hour and a half to two hours in the morning and then we'd have to do horse riding later in the day'

Hari (pictured right in both images) says of her latest job: 'We'd train for about an hour and a half to two hours in the morning and then we'd have to do horse riding later in the day'

Hari pictured right, with a co-star

Hari pictured right, with a co-star

Hari (pictured right in both images) says of her latest job: ‘We’d train for about an hour and a half to two hours in the morning and then we’d have to do horse riding later in the day’

Hari was competing in the British Crossfit Championships in London three years ago when she was spotted by Hollywood and asked if she to try out for an Amazonian tribe member

Hari was competing in the British Crossfit Championships in London three years ago when she was spotted by Hollywood and asked if she to try out for an Amazonian tribe member

Hari was competing in the British Crossfit Championships in London three years ago when she was spotted by Hollywood and asked if she to try out for an Amazonian tribe member

Change of scenery: Hari was a detective constable for 14 years but kept herself fit by working out six days a week (pictured here hard at work in the gym)

Change of scenery: Hari was a detective constable for 14 years but kept herself fit by working out six days a week (pictured here hard at work in the gym)

Change of scenery: Hari was a detective constable for 14 years but kept herself fit by working out six days a week (pictured here hard at work in the gym)

And she was competing in the British Crossfit Championships in London three years ago when she was spotted by a casting agent and asked if she to try out for an Amazonian tribe member.

She said: ‘In my case I sort of already looked as they wanted me to, but we did all get together about five or six weeks before filming to start training as a team.

‘We’d train for about an hour and a half to two hours in the morning and then we’d have to do horse riding later in the day.

‘As well as that we’d have to learn how to do stunts. We had to learn how to ride one handed and ride with a sword in our hands.’