Meet the cast of Luther: The Fallen Sun
Idris Elba's John Luther (and his big grey coat) are back.
It’s been a long four years without Idris Elba’s DCI Luther, who has launched back onto our screens in the movie Luther: The Fallen Sun.
Written by Neil Cross and directed by Jamie Payne, the Netflix film serves as a sequel to the original long-running series and will mark the final instalment of the story.
The Fallen Sun follows the maverick detective who, since the end of the series, has been disgraced and behind bars, as he breaks out of prison to defeat a cyber-killer played by Andy Serkis who is terrorising the streets.
Other newcomers include Cynthia Erivo who joins the cast as a rival detective called Odette Raine, but who else stars in the film and who do they all play?
Read on for everything you need to know about the cast of Luther: The Fallen Sun.
Luther: The Fallen Sun cast including Idris Elba and Andy Serkis
Here are the cast members and characters in Luther: The Fallen Sun – read on below for more info on who they are and where you've seen the actors before.
- Idris Elba as John Luther
- Cynthia Erivo as Odette Raine
- Andy Serkis as David Robey
- Dermot Crowley as DSU Martin Schenk
- Thomas Coombes as Archie Woodward
- Hattie Morahan as Corinne Aldrich
- Lauryn Ajufo as Anya Raine
- Vincent Regan as Dennis McCabe
Idris Elba plays John Luther
Who is John Luther? John Luther is a former Chief Inspector with the Serious Crime Unit at the Met, who was known for his brilliant deduction skills and ability to bring criminals to justice, but did so through unorthodox and often illegal means. He was arrested at the end of season 5 and is now in prison. However, judging by the trailer for The Fallen Sun, this may not be the case for long...
Where have I seen Idris Elba? While Luther may be one of the roles Elba is best known for, he is also known for his roles in series such as The Wire and the US version of The Office, and in films such as Prometheus, Star Trek Beyond, Beast, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, The Suicide Squad, The Harder They Fall, as well as a number of MCU films as Heimdall.
Cynthia Erivo plays DCI Odette Raine
Who is Odette Raine? Odette is a rival detective and Luther’s nemesis, who is trying to bring him down after he escapes from prison.
Where have I seen Cynthia Erivo? Erivo is known for her roles in films such as Widows, Bad Times at the El Royale, Harriet and Pinocchio, and is also set to star in the upcoming two-part Wicked film series.
Dermot Crowley plays DSU Martin Schenk
Who is DSU Martin Schenk? Schenk is Luther's former boss, the DSU at the Serious Crime Unit. He is a staunch ally of Luther's having first appeared in series as a potential foe, investigating Luther for his breaches of protocol.
Where have I seen Dermot Crowley? As well as his role in the Luther series, Crowley is also known for his roles in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, The Death of Stalin, Pennyworth, The Wonder and The Suspect.
Andy Serkis plays David Robey
Who is David Robey? David is a tech billionaire who uses surveillance technology to manipulate and kill civilians. He seems to have history with Luther.
Where have I seen Andy Serkis? Serkis is best-known for his motion capture roles as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, as Caesar in the most recent Planet of the Apes trilogy and as Snoke in the Star Wars films. He is also known for playing Alfred in The Batman, Kino Loy in Andor and Ulysses Klaue in the MCU.
Thomas Coombes plays Archie Woodward
Who is Archie Woodward? Archie is a new DS set to be introduced in The Fallen Sun.
Where have I seen Thomas Coombes? Coombes is known for appearing in films such as Living and Boiling Point, and series such as Save Me, Endeavour, White House Farm and EastEnders.
Hattie Morahan plays Corinne Aldrich
Who is Corinne Aldrich? Corinne is someone who Luther has promised to help after an incident involving her son.
Where have I seen Hattie Morahan? Morahan is known for her roles in series such as Outnumbered, Inside No. 9 and The Undeclared War, as well as films including Operation Mincemeat, Enola Holmes and Beauty and the Beast.
Lauryn Ajufo plays Anya Raine
Who is Anya Raine? Anya is Odette's teenage daughter.
Where have I seen Lauryn Ajufo? Ajufo is known for appearing in series such as The Last Bus and Tell Me Everything, as well as the film Boiling Point.
Vincent Regan plays Dennis McCabe
Who is Dennis McCabe? Little is known about Dennis at this point.
Where have I seen Vincent Regan? Regan is known for appearing in series such as Silent Witness, Scott & Bailey, The Royals, Victoria, The Bay and Before We Die.
Who does not return for Luther: The Fallen Sun?
Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson)
Despite being a fan-favourite for the series' run, Ruth Wilson does not reprise her role as Alice Morgan.
In fact, the character appeared to fall to her death at the conclusion of the show's fifth season but the franchise's creator Neil Cross has hinted that a return could be on the cards.
Cross told RadioTimes.com: "I think fan-service is a sugar high. And I think it's very tempting for any filmmaker, any writer to do. Just say, 'Let's see Mark crossing the street.' But I think it's essentially meretricious and it doesn't respect the engagement of the returning audience with the universe. It was too cheap.
"And also, I think it would be discourteous to the new audience, who see something which they know means something but they don't know what it is."
The writer continued: "That, to me, is like the cool kids in the corner who arbitrarily lace their trainers in a particular way that makes you the in-group or out-group. We are more welcoming than that.
"But that is not to say that these characters are not still alive and very much part of the universe. And it's not to say that we might not meet them at some point in the future."
Luther: The Fallen Sun will be in select cinemas on Friday 24th February and on Netflix on Friday 10th March. Sign up for Netflix from £6.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.
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