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Luther: :  -- A trailer for season two of the U.K. series "Luther, starring Idris Elba. Airing in the U.S. on BBC America.

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2010 (UK) See more »
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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
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Won Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 21 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Idris Elba ... DCI John Luther (15 episodes, 2010-2013)

Warren Brown ... DS Justin Ripley (15 episodes, 2010-2013)

Dermot Crowley ... DSU Martin Schenk / ... (12 episodes, 2010-2013)

Michael Smiley ... Benny Silver / ... (11 episodes, 2010-2013)

Ruth Wilson ... Alice Morgan (10 episodes, 2010-2013)

Paul McGann ... Mark North (9 episodes, 2010-2011)

Nikki Amuka-Bird ... DCI Erin Gray / ... (8 episodes, 2011-2013)

Steven Mackintosh ... DCI Ian Reed (7 episodes, 2010)

Saskia Reeves ... DSU Rose Teller (7 episodes, 2010)

Indira Varma ... Zoe Luther (7 episodes, 2010)
Carmen Kelly ... Luther's PA (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
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Series Directed by
Sam Miller (8 episodes, 2010-2013)
Brian Kirk (2 episodes, 2010)
Stefan Schwartz (2 episodes, 2010)
Farren Blackburn (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Neil Cross (14 episodes, 2010-2013)

Series Produced by
Phillippa Giles .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2010-2013)
Idris Elba .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2010-2013)
Leila Kirkpatrick .... line producer (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Katie Swinden .... producer (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Claire Bennett .... producer (4 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Englishby (14 episodes, 2010-2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
Julian Court (4 episodes, 2010)
Giulio Biccari (4 episodes, 2011)
Tim Fleming (2 episodes, 2010)
John Conroy (2 episodes, 2013)
Stephan Pehrsson (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Film Editing by
Katie Weiland (6 episodes, 2010-2013)
Tania Reddin (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Victoria Boydell (2 episodes, 2010)
Sam Williams (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting by
Andy Morgan (14 episodes, 2010-2013)
 
Series Production Design by
Paul Cross (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Adam A. Makin (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Fran Cooper (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Keast (8 episodes, 2010-2013)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gerda Lauciute .... makeup artist / hair & make-up supervisor (7 episodes, 2010-2013)
Anne Oldham .... make-up and hair designer / hair & make-up designer (7 episodes, 2010-2013)
Carolyn Cousins .... makeup supervisor (6 episodes, 2010)
Line Kolaasaeter .... junior makeup assistant (4 episodes, 2013)
Paul Job .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Production Management
Toby Eliot .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Jessica Rundle .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Malcolm Davies .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Terry Bamber .... first assistant director / first assistant director: second unit (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ben Harrison .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
Saloum N'Jie .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2011-2013)
Natalie Allin .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2010)
Cherry Gould .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2010)
Toni Staples .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Paul Sacks .... additional third assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Simon Maloney .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Art Department
Matthew Nevin .... graphic designer (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Harry Cable .... props stand-by (6 episodes, 2010)
Adrian Greenwood .... standby art director / stand-by art director (6 episodes, 2010)
Ray Holt .... property master (6 episodes, 2010)
Sara Knight .... assistant production buyer (6 episodes, 2010)
Paul Michel .... props (6 episodes, 2010)
Daniel Nussbaumer .... art department trainee (6 episodes, 2010)
Pauline Seager .... production buyer (6 episodes, 2010)
Pete Steward .... stand-by carpenter (6 episodes, 2010)
Roy Carter .... stand-by rigger (4 episodes, 2011)
Jolanta Damski .... graphic designer (4 episodes, 2011)
Owen Mann .... standby art director / stand-by art director (4 episodes, 2013)
David Sutheran .... daily dressing props (4 episodes, 2013)
Simon Ribchester .... contruction manager (3 episodes, 2013)
Rebecca Slade .... petty cash buyer (3 episodes, 2013)
Steve Patterson .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2011)
Andy Bottomley .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 2013)

Dave Reed .... construction manager (unknown episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Mike Grimes .... sound effects editor (12 episodes, 2010-2013)
Emma Pegram .... dialogue editor / adr editor / ... (10 episodes, 2010-2013)
Peter Gates .... dialogue editor (7 episodes, 2010-2013)
Nick Foley .... adr mixer (7 episodes, 2010-2011)
Elliott Gilhooly .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Paul Hanks .... foley artist (6 episodes, 2010)
Glen Marullo .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2010)
Tim Partridge .... sound maintenance (6 episodes, 2010)
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer (6 episodes, 2010)
Howard Bargroff .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ian Waggott .... foley artist (5 episodes, 2010)
Matt Johns .... mix assistant (4 episodes, 2011)
Brian Milliken .... production sound mixer (4 episodes, 2011)
Jackson Milliken .... sound assistant (4 episodes, 2011)
Russell Jeffery .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 2013)
Ben Cross .... foley editor / foley mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Mark Hinkley .... boom operator / sound maintenance engineer (3 episodes, 2013)
Alan Snelling .... foley recordist (3 episodes, 2013)
Martin Thomson .... foley editor (3 episodes, 2013)
Aad Wirtz .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2010)
Simon Hill .... mix assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Mathew Knights .... sound re-recording mixer / dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2013)
Louise Sinclair .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Special Effects by
Graham Aikman .... special effects technician (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
Neal Champion .... special effects supervisor (5 episodes, 2010)
Bernard Newton .... special effects senior technician (5 episodes, 2010)
Scott Peters .... special effects technician (5 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Dolores McGinley .... digital artist (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
Tom Rodgers .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Brandon Evans .... gaffer (14 episodes, 2010-2013)
Adam Gillham .... camera operator / camera operator: steadicam operator (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Amir Aal .... assistant clapper loader / clapper loader (6 episodes, 2010)
Grace Donaldson .... assistant grip (6 episodes, 2010)
George Grieve .... focus puller (6 episodes, 2010)
Gary Hedges .... electrician (6 episodes, 2010)
Rory Moles .... focus puller (6 episodes, 2010)
Ken Munger .... electrician (6 episodes, 2010)
Micky Patten .... grip (6 episodes, 2010)
Colin Powton .... rigging gaffer (6 episodes, 2010)
Steve Roberts .... electrician (6 episodes, 2010)
Leighton Spence .... clapper loader / assistant clapper loader (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Greg Murray .... grip assistant (5 episodes, 2010)
Ken Gammon .... stand-by rigger (4 episodes, 2010)
Tim Gee .... clapper loader: additional crew (4 episodes, 2011)
Paul Worley .... grip (4 episodes, 2011)
Robert Viglasky .... still photographer (4 episodes, 2013)
David Katznelson .... director of photography: additional principal photography (3 episodes, 2010)
Amanda Searle .... still photographer (3 episodes, 2010)
Andy Levett .... grip (3 episodes, 2013)
Derek Docksey .... stand-by rigger (2 episodes, 2010)
Tobias Marshall .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2010)
Gary Parnham .... rigging electrician (2 episodes, 2010)
Matt Fisher .... "b" camera operator / b camera operator / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
Piotr Perlinski .... "b" camera clapper loader / clapper loader: b camera (2 episodes, 2013)
Sam Smithard .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (2 episodes, 2013)
Tom Taylor .... first assistant camera: "a" camera / focus puller (2 episodes, 2013)
Tom Williams .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting Department
Sarah Leung .... casting assistant (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sacha Green .... casting assistant (5 episodes, 2010)
Limelight People .... extras casting (4 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Mitchell .... wardrobe assistant (8 episodes, 2010-2013)
Sarah Moore .... costume supervisor (8 episodes, 2010-2013)
Lauren Bassil .... costume standby / wardrobe assistant (4 episodes, 2013)
Jennifer Lander .... costume trainee (3 episodes, 2010)
Lex Wood .... costume trainee (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Danielle Palmer .... assistant editor / assembly editor (10 episodes, 2010-2013)
John Claude .... colorist (6 episodes, 2010)
Richard Cradick .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Garry Maddison .... assistant colorist (6 episodes, 2010)
Sarah Louise Bates .... second assistant editor (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mike Phillips .... additional editor / additional editing (4 episodes, 2013)
Nick Timms .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2013)
Marina Theodotou .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2013)
Theo Theodotou .... trainee assistant editor (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Music Department
Matt Kaleda .... music supervisor (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lewis Morison .... music editor / synthesizer programmer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Dave Philpot .... music supervisor (6 episodes, 2010)
Iain Cooke .... music supervisor (4 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Other crew
Neil Jones .... production accountant (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Phoebe Masters .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Simon Morgan .... police advisor (7 episodes, 2010-2013)
Gordon Ronald .... production consultant (7 episodes, 2010-2013)
Claire Bennett .... script editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Nic Benns .... title designer (6 episodes, 2010)
Nikki Chamberlin .... assistant production accountant (6 episodes, 2010)
Amira El-Nemr .... assistant script editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Nick Jeffries .... armourer (6 episodes, 2010)
Kevin Proctor .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2010)
Emma Thomas .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Clare Couchman .... production runner (4 episodes, 2011)
Ella Daines-Smith .... assistant co-ordinator / assistant coordinator (4 episodes, 2011)
Yusoof Patel .... production runner (4 episodes, 2011)
Tina Pisano .... assistant production accountant (4 episodes, 2011)
Victoria Rickham .... assistant production accountant (4 episodes, 2013)
Nick Leslie .... location manager (3 episodes, 2010)
Kerensa Magnusson .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2010)
Jamie Parsons .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2010)
Eleanor Downey .... assistant location manager / location assistant (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Madalena Hudson .... production runner (3 episodes, 2013)
Dan Osborne .... armourer (3 episodes, 2013)
Michelle Sergeant .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2013)
Matthew Clarke .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2010)
Patrick Stuart .... location manager (2 episodes, 2010)
Helene Oosthuizen .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
Joe Payne .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2011)
Carole Salisbury .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2013)
 

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UK:360 min (6 parts)
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Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:M18

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All three seasons end with the same line of dialogue: "now what?"See more »
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89 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
Shining Through Mediocrity., 25 June 2010
Author: journalist1 from United Kingdom

Bias, it's a terrible thing I know but I have to admit I AM biased,biased against police drama's, for me they signify the apathy and mediocrity at the heart of British and American television.

However, occasionally along comes a series that sits so far above the grey landscape of indifference that it blinds by the light of it's creativity, one such show is the British drama 'Luther'. The show's direction takes the viewer helter skelter into the very heart and soul of John Luther, a dedicated senior police officer in a constant struggle to retain his moral compass because he dares to use questionable methods to ensure justice for victims of the most brutal crimes within a labyrinthine bureaucracy of a legal system whose very existence seems intent in ensuring the path towards a successful arrest and conviction is as difficult as possible.

Idris Elba is excellent at portraying this wrought, fallible but noble detective John Luther, which reflects once again how far Elba's acting range can reach post The Wire. The audio track is charged, insightful and electric, employing talents such as Emiliana Torrini and her track 'Gun'.

One of the more interesting back stories is the role of Alice Morgan, a young multiple murderess (played brilliantly by Ruth Wilson) who gives Luther chilling insight into the minds of his suspects while challenging him on sexual, intellectual and moral levels, intent on drawing him further inwards to the heart of her passion, John can see this, it both frightens and attracts him leaving the audience on a constant cliff-edge awaiting his fate. 'Luther' reminds me of 'the number 23' and how obsession can destroy and destroy utterly taking everything and everyone with it.

A triple A show among E-average competition.

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