Monday, September 8, 2008

Law & Order UK News Casting Update

More news is coming out about the UK version of Law & Order. I already told you on this blog about about Jamie Bamber and Freema Agyeman joining tha cast.

Here is a casting update and more information and backstory about the show from

Law & Order: UK casting news
September 8, 2008 by Graham Kibble-White
ITV1 has announced the cast for the upcoming Law & Order: UK.

Bradley Walsh
The 13-part series, based on the US franchise, will be co-produced by Kudos Film and Television, Wolf Films and NBC Universal. And those stars? Let’s cut to the press release…

Bradley Walsh is DS Ronnie Brooks, a real East End, copper’s copper, friend and partner to the charming DS Matt Devlin, Jamie Bamber whose approach to policing is part seduction part force. Both report to DI Natalie Chandler (Harriet Walter) a working mum who would back them to the end.

While the CPS team comprises Freema Agyeman as hard working, strong-willed young prosecutor Alesha Phillips; Ben Daniels as dedicated Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel, a man on a mission for justice; and Bill Paterson as their respected boss CPS director George Castle, a man trying to balance his ideals with the bigger picture.
Ben Daniels

ITV Director of Drama, Laura Mackie says: “Kudos have put together the perfect cast to deliver a quintessentially modern British take on a highly successful crime format. The breadth of the acting talent involved will build on the strength of Chris Chibnall’s lively and complex scripts.

Hmmm. "Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel, a man on a mission for justice." Must be the UK version of Jack McCoy, without Sam Waterston's eyebrows.

I hope that some day we’ll get to see this series in the US!

Check out my blog home page for the latest Law & Order information, here.

Also, see my companion Law & Order site,These Are Their Stories.

1 comment:

John K. said...

Isn't James Steel being a take on "Jim Steele" from Conviction? Hmm. Nice allusion, though.