Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel

Ben Daniels plays Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel in seasons 1 and 2. Consumed by his quest for truth, James’s devotion to his work is often at the cost of his own relationships in life; he is separated from his wife and family who live in Edinburgh. Previously a defense counsel, a three-time rapist case at the time of his son’s birth caused him to rethink his life’s work and sign up with the Crown Prosecution Service where he has been for the past eight years. For his obligatory barrister wig, Daniels chose to wear one with a past— among other television appearances, it’s been worn by Alan Davies in “The Brief.”