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Idris Elba ... Malcolm Gray

William Hope ... Mark Star

Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Valentina Gray

Richard Brake ... Scott O'Keefe

Clarke Peters ... Ola Adenuga

Julian Wadham ... Gregor Salenko

Gerald Kyd ... Gustavo Helguerra

Mem Ferda ... Andriy

Niall Greig Fulton ... Vladimir
John Kazek ... Dimitri
Annette Badland ... Stephanie Gumpel

Lara Pulver ... Diane Shaw

Eamonn Walker ... Darnell Gray Jnr

Joe Holt ... Ronny Tarbuck

Deobia Oparei ... Roy Cloglam

Juliet Howland ... Anne

Christina Chong ... Jane

Michael Alspaugh ... Carl
Michael Callaghan ... Mikhail

Finlay Harris ... Darnell's supporter
Adam Smith ... Rescue Worker
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Directed by
Thomas Ikimi 
Writing credits
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Produced by
Idris Elba .... executive producer
Thomas Ikimi .... producer
Jessica Levick .... associate producer
Michael Olsen .... executive producer
Arabella Page Croft .... producer
Kieran Parker .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Kilian 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Harvey 
Film Editing by
Richard Graham 
Thomas Ikimi 
Casting by
Anna Kennedy 
Production Design by
Gordon Rogers 
Art Direction by
Andy Drummond 
Costume Design by
Harriet Edmonds 
Makeup Department
Jessica Cruickshank .... assistant makeup artist
Maxine Dallas .... makeup artist
Niamh Morrison .... make-up and hair designer
Niamh Morrison .... prosthetics effects
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marissa Carrera .... second assistant director
Jonathan Farmer .... first assistant director
Alison Wallace .... third assistant director
Art Department
Philip Barratt .... graphic artist
Philip Barratt .... graphics
David Macleod .... stand-by props assistant
Eona McCallum .... stand-by art director
Brian McGraw .... stand-by props
Andy Neilson .... property master
Shona Paton .... production buyer
Lynsey Sinnamon .... lead scenic artist
Sound Department
Ruth Adelman .... adr editor
Iain Anderson .... foley mixer
Tom Griffiths .... sound effects editor
Kahl Henderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Longstaffe .... dialogue editor
Micheal MacKinnon .... foley artist
Alastair Mason .... production sound mixer
Kian McClure .... boom operator
Carter Ferguson .... fight director
Leon Lee .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Eve Carreño .... second assistant camera
Ian Forbes .... lighting assistant
Tommy Hankinson .... lighting assistant
David Hutchison .... camera assistant
Vlad Martins .... digital imaging technician
Mark Morley .... grip
Ross Pearson .... stand-by rigger
Mike Scott .... Steadicam / camera operator
Jason Wingrove .... focus puller
Lee Wooster .... gaffer
Casting Department
Ellie Collyer-Bristow .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
April Gilchrist .... costume assistant
Michael Weldon .... costume assistant
Music Department
Matthew Janszen .... assistant to composer
Matt Shelton .... music editor
Transportation Department
Charlie Stuart .... driver
Other crew
Marie Byrne .... assistant to director
Michael Callaghan .... development executive
Joe Gibson .... still photgrapher
Lindsay Goodall .... production coordinator
Glynn Henderson .... safety consultant
David Johnstone .... insurance: Media Insurance Brokers
Dolina Macfarlane .... continuity
John Mazyck .... title designer: main titles
Alex McKay .... floor runner
Stephen McShane .... production assistant
Pete Murphy .... location manager
John O'Neill .... production accountant
Scott Rodgers .... armorer
Liam Shaw .... floor runner
Dan Moss .... work experience runner (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong brutal violence including some torture and pervasive language
93 min
Germany:16 | USA:R (certificate #46400)

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Idris Elba spent most of the time filming in one room or another. The room that the film was filmed in, and his hotel room. The schedule was so tight, and the role so intense, that he barely ever had the time or energy to do anything else but prepare and perform.See more »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great Feature Debut, 30 August 2010
Author: cyktor from United States

"Legacy" stars Idris Elba as Malcolm Gray, a Special Forces operative. It's really fun to watch. It's the first feature from the writer/director, Thomas Ikimi...and a good one at that.

Story & Plot: The story was personal and touching. As a plot, it developed plausibly and in a compelling manner. It took a lot of twists and turns that I did not expect. Suspense, romance, action, buddy scenes...they were all there and they were all done well.

Acting: Great performances from the cast. Really like seeing Clarke Peters (The Wire). However, the weakest link was Idris Elba. His Malcolm Gray role was meant to be vulnerable, but Elba doesn't always achieve that. That difficulty makes sense since he's on top of the world: women drool over him, men respect him. Plus he's minted. Not exactly a guy in a vulnerable position. Still, he gave a solid performance in a role in which I'd never expect him.

Characters: The characters were three-dimensional and fun to watch. Malcolm Gray's military buddies (including Clarke Peters) were very fun to watch. They all had some great scenes.

Dialogue: Mostly natural. However, there were a few lines that came out of Malcolm Gray's mouth that didn't seem consistent with his character or with the actor playing him.

Cinematography/Editing: Great cinematography and editing. Helped to keep things tense and interesting.

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