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Last week we learned of Charity Wakefield being tapped to star in David E. Kelley's new legal drama, Legally Mad. And now, her character has a new daddy.

Hugh Bonneville has been cast to play Gordon Hamm, who owns the law firm where his twentysomething daughter (Wakefield) decides to take a job, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

"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." So kind of like a male Ally McBeal.

The British actor earned a BAFTA nomination for Iris in 2002 and also starred in the HBO/BBC miniseries Five Days and Tsunami: The Aftermath. Bonneville will soon be seen in his upcoming films Hippie Hippie Shake and French Film.