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Casting announced for Luther’s return


As filming has begun on the two-part special of BBC One’s Luther, casting has been announced revealing who will be joining Idris Elba as the iconic DCI John Luther.

Luther begins filming in London

The cast includes Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones), Laura Haddock (Guardians Of The Galaxy), Darren Boyd (Fortitude), John Heffernan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) and Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers.

Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley will also be reprising their roles as Benny Silver and DSU Martin Schenk respectively.

Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, Luther’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been.

Idris Elba says: “It’s great we’ve been able to do this Luther special. John is so close to my heart, he’s part of me. The fans won’t be disappointed with his return – it’s explosive and definitely goes up a gear!”

Luther is a BBC In-House Drama Production and BBC America co-production, written and created by Neil Cross and directed by Sam Miller (Fortitude).

Executive Producer, Elizabeth Kilgarriff says: “It’s very exciting to have Idris Elba back as DCI John Luther and to be in east London shooting the show’s fourth instalment. Neil Cross has pulled out all the stops to make this the biggest, scariest story yet and it’s a privilege to welcome such a glittering array of acting talent to our already stellar cast.”

The Luther special is due to transmit on BBC One this autumn.

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