Peter Davison joins Law and Order UK

Law and Order UKPeter Davison is joining the cast of ITV’s crime/legal drama Law and Order UK. The actor, still remembered to millions for his role in Doctor Who, will play the new Director of the CPS in the British version of the American drama. 

It’s been announced that Peter Davison and Dominic Rowan will join the cast of ITV’s crime/legal drama Law and Order UK. The two actors will join the cast in the next series with filming on the new 13 episodes already underway. Peter Davison joins the cast of Law and Order UK as Henry Sharpe, the new head of the CSP who takes over from George Castle (Bill Paterson) – although actor Bill Paterson is due to appear in future episodes of Law and Order UK. Dominic Rowan will play Jacob Thorne, a Senior Crown Prosecutor. Peter Davison and Dominic Rowan join Law and Order regulars Freema Agyeman, Bradley Walsh and Jamie Bamber in the new series. Previously announced guest-stars for the 13 new episodes include Juliet Stevenson, Nicola Walker and Tobias Menzies.

Peter Davison will still be remembered to millions for his time as The Doctor between 1981 and 1984 in the BBC television series Doctor Who. Davison was the 5th actor to portray the character on television and at the time was the youngest actor – that record was taken by David Tennant and more recently by Matt Smith. Davison most recently reprised his role of The Doctor on-screen for the Children In Need special, Time Crash, opposite David Tennant in 2007. Davison’s various other credits include All Creatures Great and Small, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries, At Home with the Braithwaites, Distant Shores, The Last Detective and The Queen.