Meet the cast of Against the Law

A mix of up-and-coming actors and experienced pros fill the line-up for the BBC's new Gay Britannia drama

Charles Creed-Miles – Super Intendant Jones

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Who does he play?

Charles Creed-Miles leads the investigation into the then-illegal homosexual acts as Super Intendant Jones. He follows a trail of love letters to the house of Peter Wildeblood and brings him to face court.

Where have I seen him before?

Charles Creed-Miles played the powerful racehorse kingpin, Billy Kimber, in Peaky Blinders. He also starred as Bill in the gritty criminal drama Wild Bill and played detective Terry Hicock in Harry Brown.


Richard Dillane – Prosecutor Roberts

Who does he play?

Richard Dillane plays Prosecutor Roberts who aims to bring the trio to apparent justice and presents the questionable evidence held against Wildeblood.

Where have I seen him before?

Dillane has had previous roles in Wolf Hall and Silent Witness, where he played DCI Michael Waite. You might also recognise him as British agent Peter Nicholls from Argo or as Merv Humphreys from Oranges and Sunshine.

Mark Gatiss – Dr Landers

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Who does he play?

Dr Landers, played by Mark Gatiss, conducts psychological treatment to “cure” those convicted of being gay. Part of his role involves the administration of aversion therapy through electric shock or chemically induced nausea. His character brings home the alarming fact that being gay was, not so long ago, considered a disease that could be cured.

Where have I seen him before?

You might recognise Mark Gatiss from the front cover of the latest issue of Radio Times which he has guest edited. On the screen he has played Mycroft in Sherlock, which he co-created, and wrote and starred in The League of Gentlemen. Gatiss is also curating Queers a series of eight short originals that cover a century of Gay Britain for the BBCs Gay Britannia season.


Josh Collins – Michael Pitt-Rivers

Who does he play?

Josh Collins plays Michael Pitt-Rivers, the third man to stand trial alongside Peter and Edward, charged with the same offences of engaging in homosexual acts.

Where have I seen him before?

Another relative newcomer, Josh Collins has previously had acting credits in the short war drama The River and Between the Lines.


Paul Keating – Fanny

Who does he play?

Paul Keating plays Fanny who Wildeblood first meets at a bar in Piccadilly whilst trying to chat up members of the RAF. They later meet again under very different circumstances while in prison.

Where have I seen him before?

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Keating has predominantly featured on the West End and has been nominated for Olivier awards twice for his roles in Peter Townsend’s Tommy and for his performance as Straight Dave in Closer to Heaven.