Sunday, 31 December 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Luther, Series 3

Smiley appeared as Colonel
Blue in Into the Dalek 
Actor and DJ Idris Elba returned as the titular Metropolitan Police detective, DCI John Luther 
for the third and final full season of BBC One's 
dark psychological crime drama, first shown
in the summer of 2013. 
Warren Brown, Michael Smiley, Dermot
Crowley and Nikki Amuka Bird also reprised 
their respective roles as DS Justin Ripley, Benny Silver, DSU Schenk and DS Gray 
a two-part sequel finally aired in December
2015.
This four-part run earned more Golden Globe and 
Emmy award nominations for series creator and writer Neil Cross, and Elba won a RTS award for 
Best Actor. 
Both Elba and Cross have confirmed there are 
plans for a film version of Lutherand even 
spin-off TV series based around killer Alice 
Morgan (Ruth Wilson's character from the two 
previous seasons). 
Another repeat run of the series concluded
on W (formerly the Watch channel) last night, 
and featured nineteen other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • for Brown, Smiley and Amuka Bird see my blog for Series 2
  • Lucian Msamati (Barnaby) was Guido in The Vampires of Venice
  • Sasha Behar (Dani) was Spurrina in The Fires of Pompeii
  • Selva Rasalingam (Lane) was Ranjit in The Power of Three
  • Big Finish actress Lizzie Hopley (Dr. Harris) voiced the Mantasphid Queen for The Infinite Quest, Alice Flowers for The Gunpowder PlotGemma Griffin for Terror Firma (2005), Lady Lillian Hawthorne for The Veiled Leopard, Sue for Night Thoughts (both 2006), and Sister Christie for The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield 3: The Unbound Universe (2016)
  • Alexandra Moen (Eve) was Lucy Saxon in The Sound of DrumsLast of the Time Lords and The End of Time
  • Michelle Duncan (Kiera) was Lady Isobel in Tooth and Claw
  • Elliot Cowan (Marwood) voiced Gark for The Fifth Traveller (BF, 2016)
  • Georgina French (Natalie) was a motion capture actor on The Eternity Clock video game
  • Dan Euston was a stuntman on The Crimson Horror too
  • Farren Blackburn also directed The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and The Rings of Akhaten - the latter story was edited by Sam Williams, the film editor here too
  • Simon Maloney was the first assistant director on An Adventure in Space and Time too
  • Stephen Pehrsson was also the cinematographer on eleven adventures (from The Pandorica Opens to The Crimson Horror)
  • Matthew Scrivener was the first assistant director on the 2011 Christmas special too
  • Sam Smithard was also the camera assistant on fourteen stories (from Asylum of the Daleks to The Name of the Doctor)
  • Tom Williams was camera assistant on Let's Kill Hitler too

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