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Georgia Taylor joins Law and Order UK

ITV’s Law and Order – UK will return for a seventh series in July.

The new series of Law and Order – UK will star Georgia Taylor (opens in new tab), 33, and Paterson Joseph, 48, as crown prosecutor and detective inspector respectively.

Georgia, best known for starring as Toyah Battersby in Coronation Street, will play a defence barrister turned Crown prosecutor, Kate Barker, who is a 'straight-talking, charming prosecutor used to getting her own way'.

Also joining the Law and Order – UK cast is Paterson Joseph (opens in new tab), best known for Peep Show and Hustle. Paterson will be playing newly appointed DI Wes Leyton, a man who's been in the force since he was 18 and believes the only way to change things is from the inside. 

Paterson and Georgia will join regular Law and Order – UK cast members Bradley Walsh, Paul Nicholls and Peter Davison.

Law and Order – UK producer Jane Hudson says: "In this series we deal with a lot of crime committed by people you really wouldn’t expect. What seems like an ordinary family turns out to be the complete opposite with some extraordinary outcomes. There’s certainly something for everyone with a few familiar faces joining us along the way."

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.