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Characters & Actors

Paul Freeman as Laurence Scammel

Laurence Scammel QC (played by Paul Freeman)

Barrister, head of his own chambers.

Firmly established as the leading prosecutor on the Northern Circuit, Laurence is a QC at the top of his profession and should shortly be heading into the judiciary.

Paul Freeman

In a career spanning more than three decades, Paul Freeman has appeared in dozens of films and TV series, often playing the villain.

Career Highlights

  • Playing archaeologist Reme Belloq in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • Ralph Wigram in mini-series Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years*.
  • Appearing as Gustav Riebmann in vineyard-set soap Falcon Crest* between 84-85.
  • Playing Professor Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime, in Sherlock spoof movie Without a Clue*.
  • Camping it up as evil supervillain Ivan Ooze in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie*.

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