Justice Lawrence WargraveEdit
Sir Lawrence John Wargrave, former justice of The Queen's Bench, was one of the ten guests invited to Indian Island, and also the hidden main antagonist of the mystery novel And Then There Were None. The former judge was known to be a hanging judge (often called "more graves Wargrave"), and thought to look "tortoise-like," with his head peeking in and out through his collar. He also tends to smoke.
The judge was invited to a four play by an old friend, Lady Constance Culmington, who always invites him to exotic locales, wanting to live "at one with nature."
He committed judicial murder by sending Edward Seton to hang. Wargrave reasoned this by saying that Seton was guilty of many things, but not of rape.
Throughout most of the week, Wargrave is quiet, and observant. However, after it is decided that Mr. Owen is one of the survivors, he snaps into action. He calls the shots, making sure that everybody stays together, as no one can be killed if only one person leaves the group at a time, as the rest will be watching each other.After Vera Claythorne leaves the group to go to her room, she is heard screaming. Everyone in the group rushes to her room, but during the confusion, Justice Wargrave has disappeared. He is later found sitting in the dining hall with a bullet hole in his head, scarlet drapes around him, and a fake wig on his head as if he was sitting in court.
If you read the epilogue, you would see that a paper is found explaining the deaths of everyone on the island and the reasons behind them. The letter is signed Justice Wargrave. Though he is supposedly thought dead after being found shot in the head, he had set the whole thing up. While he had an no. they were brought to the gallows. Through many interviews, he gathered 9 people who had done crime outside the scope of the law, and thus could not be prosecuted. Justice Wargrave is later revealed t o be U.N. Owen.
Ten Little Niggers (1949)
Portrayed by Bruce Belfrage
Portrayed by Barry Bones
And Then There Were None (2015) [BBC]
Portrayed by Charles Dance
And Then There Were None (1945)
Portrayed by Barry Fitzgerald (as Francis Quincannon)
Ten Little Indians (1965)
Portrayed by Wilfred Hyde-White (as Arthur Cannon)
Portrayed by Richard Attenborough (as Arthur Cannon)
Desyat Negrityat (1987)
Portrayed by Vladimir Zeldin
Ten Little Indians (1989)
Portrayed by Donald Pleasence
Voiced by Philip Clarke