Peter Davison joins Law & Order UK

Peter Davison joins Law & Order UK
Peter Davison joins Law & Order UK (Image credit: UK Press World Rights)

Law & Order: UK welcomes new cast members Peter Davison and Dominic Rowan as filming begins on 13 more episodes. The pair will join cast regulars Bradley Walsh, Jamie Bamber and Freema Agyeman for series four of the courtroom drama. Peter Davison will play down-to-earth Henry Sharpe who takes over the job of Director of the CPS - previously held by George Castle (Bill Paterson). Dominic Rowan will play Senior Crown Prosecutor Jacob Thorne, a working class hero who helps the team in their fight for justice. Bill Paterson is set to return in future series as the newly appointed Director of Public Prosecutions. Other guest stars lining up for series four include Juliet Stevenson, Tobias Menzies, Eddie Marsasn and Nicola Walker. Law & Order: UK creator and executive producer Dick Wolf said: "Following the Law & Order tradition of seeing casting and recasting of roles as an opportunity rather than a burden, we welcome two great new actors to the Law & Order family. "Peter and Dominic are well known and well respected members of the British acting communuity." Executive producer Adrew Woodhead said: "In these new episodes audiences will get to know our heroes even more and grow to love our new cast members. We promise some great suprises along the way..."

Patrick McLennan

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.