Hugh Bonneville on case for 'Legally Mad'

NBC's new legal drama is from David E. Kelley

Hugh Bonneville has been tapped to star opposite Charity Wakefield in "Legally Mad," David E. Kelley's new legal drama for NBC.

The Warner Bros. TV-produced project centers on Brady Hamm (Wakefield), a twentysomething woman who takes a job at her father's law firm.

Bonneville will play the father, Gordon.

"Gordon Hamm is based on the true story of a real-life attorney who lives in my head," Kelley said. "Sharp litigator, a lot of fun and, deep down, a mess."

Kelley called the casting of Bonneville "a terrific coup."

"Hugh is one of the most versatile actors working today," he said.

The British actor, who earned a BAFTA nom for the 2001 film "Iris," starred in the HBO/BBC miniseries "Five Days" and "Tsunami: The Aftermath." His upcoming features include "Hippie Hippie Shake" and "French Film."

Bonneville is repped by UTA and U.K. agent Donna French.
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