6:19 pm - 11/14/2012

Freema Agyeman Out Of 'Law & Order: UK,' Shakespearean Mofo Patterson Joseph Joins Cast As Regular

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Patterson Joseph (above) and Georgia Taylor will replace series regulars Harriet Walter and Freema Agyeman (who were announced to have left the show over the summer), filling in the roles of prosecutor and commanding police officer in the upcoming seventh season of Law & Order: UK.

Patterson Joseph (Hustle; Peep Show) will play Detective Inspector Wes Leyton, the new commanding officer for DS Ronnie Brooks and DS Sam Casey, who's been with the service since his adult-teens, and has been through it all, and knows it all.

During the new season, we find the newly-appinted Detective Inspector Leyton frustrated by established procedures, but is still set on making the most of it and getting results.

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anyone still watch LAO: UK? I quit after...died and the other guy left. The chemistry wasn't the same any more. *Still pissed he is not the new doctor and they chose that hipster.I F**king loved him on peep show. 

wheresandrae 14th-Nov-2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
I just started watching Peep Show last week. As if I needed more convincing that Olivia Colman is a goddess.
ceecile 14th-Nov-2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
I quit after Apollo died too. I was only watching for him and Freema anyway.
tingyin 14th-Nov-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
I was so mad at how they killed him off and that he and Freema never resolved their tension.
misscrystal 14th-Nov-2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Ugh, same. I feel so deprived of their sex scene.
winegums 14th-Nov-2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
you have to make do with fanfic, gurl (like there's only three good stories bc procedural fandoms are so tiny but I love these)

1. http://archiveofourown.org/works/100783

2. http://archiveofourown.org/works/100784

3 http://archiveofourown.org/works/144263 (trigger warning for 1x07 tho I like the way it's handled here)
winegums 14th-Nov-2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
I shipped Matt and Alesha like burning (and not just bc I adore Lee Adama and Martha Jones( and since the series creator does too, I take that to mean THEY ARE CANON and no one can convince me otherwise lol

sadly, the Jamie Bamber curse had to strike and take him off for a pilot that didn't even get picked up:( Like can he, FOR ONCE get the girl.
grapefruitzzz 15th-Nov-2012 12:37 am (UTC)
mte, mte. He needs to be in more things.
quinnthevixen 14th-Nov-2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
Wait, Patterson Joseph was in consideration to be The Doctor? I am already fapping to that idea.
frankthesheep 14th-Nov-2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
yeah, he and chiwetel ejiofor were in the running.
eclecticmuse 14th-Nov-2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
Personally I'm glad he wasn't cast as the Doctor--I wasn't impressed with his guest turn in Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways. (Not that his part was exactly an acting showcase, but still.) I think they made the right decision in casting Matt.

Interested to see what Freema will get up to next!
tingyin 14th-Nov-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
Freema's in The Carrie Diaries, which premieres soon/early next year on the CW.
xcollsangelx 14th-Nov-2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
I still watch Law & Order UK, but that's because I love Bradley Walsh. I do miss Ronnie/Matt and also good old James Steele.

winegums 14th-Nov-2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
yeah, Thorne is ok but just doesn't have the same presence as Ben Daniels did as Steel.

and I miss Matt and Ronnie too.
soul_amazinn 14th-Nov-2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I stopped caring after he died too but I continued to watch with the new guy. I don't even watch the other L&O anymore. I'm just not into these shows anymore.
frankthesheep 14th-Nov-2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
I watched a few episodes, but I wasn't as invested any more and totally forgot about it.
winegums 14th-Nov-2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
I liked the new guy when he was on Confessions of a London Callgirl, he was kind of scruffy-hot there but boyfriend is no match for Jamie Bamber

I might tune in for a couple of new episodes but idc about LOUK anymore now even Freema and Dame Harriet are gone.
coldmemory 14th-Nov-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
the peep show episode where mark develops feelings for johnson is one of the funniest things i have ever, ever seen.
anagramofbrat 14th-Nov-2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
I can't look at Patterson Joseph and not see the Marquis de Carabas:

frankthesheep 14th-Nov-2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
lol! I was going to use that picture. but, I couldn't get past how awful the hair is.
anagramofbrat 14th-Nov-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
The hair was hideous but this GQMF somehow made it WORK.
shiningautumn 15th-Nov-2012 12:52 am (UTC)
amazing book, awful miniseries imo
tingyin 14th-Nov-2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
I'm forever bitter about the show's character deaths and cast changes, but I'll still watch it. I'm gonna miss Harriet Walter, she was fun!
winegums 14th-Nov-2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
yeah I loved her, wonder who the show is going to bring on as new cast now tho.
nichcola 14th-Nov-2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
I'll give it a go. It's one of my favorites, even though it killed me when they broke up the best bromance ever with Brooks and Devlin. I will really miss Harriet Walters.
deearem 14th-Nov-2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
Wasn't that guy in Jekyll??
iantoj 14th-Nov-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I can finally stop watching this mess because Freema left, only to have her make me watch another mess. Why, Freema, why.
frankthesheep 14th-Nov-2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
nekokonneko 14th-Nov-2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
ikr, though i think the new mess is gonna be worse than the old one
iantoj 14th-Nov-2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
True, at least the old one had Bradley Walsh.
winegums 14th-Nov-2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
I was surprised I actually ended up liking LOUK tbqh, but I don't like it enough to keep watching with no Jamie and no Freema even tho I don't hate the dude who replaced Matty.
winks 14th-Nov-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
haha ikr. I make myself watch everything she's in and she makes such bad show choices.
montygail 14th-Nov-2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
....is it socially acceptable for me to wish Survivors didn't get cancelled and say I actually liked it?
winegums 14th-Nov-2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
So LOUK is going to have another series? I'm surprised it took them so long to announce that Freema was leaving, she signed on to that hot mess CW series wayyyy back.

Not watching it any more if she and Jamie are both gone, even tho I lurve Bradley Walsh.
prophecypro 14th-Nov-2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
He was hilarious in Peep Show and underused on the underrated Green Wing
frankthesheep 14th-Nov-2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
I totally forgot about Green Wing. Season 1 was brilliant!
lachica2000 14th-Nov-2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
I've had an irrational dislike of him since Jekyll. Something about his performance irked the fucks out of me.

I'll still watch LOUK for my bb Ronnie.
hoot 14th-Nov-2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
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