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Paul is in BBC crime thriller "Luther" (2010)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:14 am    Post subject: Paul is in BBC crime thriller "Luther" (2010) Reply with quote

Paul McGann added to BBC 'Luther' cast
Friday, November 6 2009, 9:27am EST
By Dan French, TV Editor
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a185572/paul-mcgann-added-to-bbc-luther-cast.html

The series, which was created by Spooks writer Neil Cross, will be fronted by former The Wire star Idris Elba.

Other actors announced as part of the cast include Ruth Wilson, Steven Mackintosh, Indira Varma, Warren Brown and Saskia Reeves.

McGann will play Mark North, a rival to Luther (Elba) who is competing for the affections of Zoe (Varma).

"Neil Cross's new series takes a bold new look at the detective show with great characters and intense psychological drama," said BBC controller of series and serials Kate Harwood.

"I'm delighted we've attracted such a strong cast to bring these characters to life."

The six-part series is scheduled to transmit on BBC One in 2010.

BBC Announce All-Star Cast For New Drama
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Friday, 06 November 2009 17:03
http://www.atvnewsnetwork.co.uk/today/index.php/atv-today/1677-bbc-announce-all-star-cast-for-new-drama

Idris Elba (The Wire) is joined by an all-star cast as filming begins in London on BBC One crime thriller Luther: Ruth Wilson (Small Island, Jane Eyre), Steven Mackintosh (Criminal Justice), Indira Varma (Rome), Warren Brown (Occupation), Paul McGann (Withnail and I), Saskia Reeves (Bodies), all star in Neil Cross' thrilling, new six-part series, made by BBC Drama Production for BBC One.

Kate Harwood, Controller of Series and Serials, says: "Neil Cross's new series takes a bold new look at the detective show with great characters and intense psychological drama.

"I'm delighted we've attracted such a strong cast to bring these characters to life."

Idris Elba stars as John Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Ruth Wilson is Alice Morgan, beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent and a key witness in Luther's first investigation.

Indira Varma is Zoe Luther, who's had the strength to walk away from the man she still loves.

Paul McGann is Mark North, unafraid to compete with Luther for Zoe's love.

Steven Mackintosh is DCI Ian Reed, a loyal friend.

Saskia Reeves is DSU Rose Teller, Luther's risk-taking boss, and Warren Brown is DS Justin Ripley, Luther's loyal, awestruck new partner.

In each exciting and fast-moving story, the murderer's identity is known from the start – focussing the drama on the psychic duel between hunter and quarry, who sometimes have more in common than either would like to think.

Creator and writer Neil Cross is an acclaimed suspense novelist and was lead writer for the last two series of Spooks. "I'm delighted that BBC One is bringing Luther to life," he says.

"It's an intense psychological thriller which examines not only human depravity but the complex nature of love... and how it's often this – our finest attribute – that leads us into darkness."

Luther is a six x 60-minutes series and will film in and around London for transmission next year on BBC One.

Luther was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, and Jay Hunt, Controller, BBC One.

The BBC executive producer is Phillippa Giles and the producer is Katie Swinden.

BBC Drama Production is a world leader in producing much-loved and critically-acclaimed dramas including recent productions: A Short Stay In Switzerland, The 39 Steps, Little Dorrit, Waking The Dead, Silent Witness and Criminal Justice 2 on BBC One; House Of Saddam and Desperate Romantics on BBC Two. Forthcoming dramas include: Cranford 2, Survivors 2, Five Days 2 and Lark Rise To Candleford.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a blog entry by Catherine Balavage who plays in Luther. Maybe she's one of the lasses who beat up on Paul.

Paul McGann is super cool…

I played a hoodie in a new TV show called “Luther” last week.

It will be out in 2010. It was lots of fun filming. I had to go over my scene with a stunt coordinator. It was a very physical part and I can’t tell you anything more! You will have to tune in next year.

Paul McGann was an absolute joy to work with. Friendly, polite and professional. He has the most amazing blue eyes. I liked him as much as Bill Nighy. They are both lovely, warm genuine people. Great way to end 2009.

I already have my next film lined up for 2009 so keep checking back.

Merry Christmas

~ by balavage on December 23, 2009.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emay wrote:
He has the most amazing blue eyes.


Yeah ... there is that ... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what Catherine Balavage tweeted after working with Paul for a day:

Rehearsal with stunt coordinator, hit in the face by said coordinator, beat up Paul McGann in a brewery. Then Observer /Index xmas parties.
7:48 PM Dec 15th from web


PM said he couldn't fight back, unlike real life (Pics in the pipeline: 'Luther' BBC1, 2010. The youngest is about 18 and no, I don't get a chance to fight back. Unlike the real world...
9:41 AM Dec 15th from Twitterrific
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad that the first two things that sprung to mind for me were 1. how old are the girls and 2. was he allowed to fight back.

Shows you where my priorities are ... and his, too, apparently. Neutral
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Luther" is featured in BBC Drama's Winter/Spring 2010 preview clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7b11tqLRh0

At the 1:30 mark, you'll see the Paul get tossed onto a car's hood/bonnet by the show's star, Idris Elba. It literally lasts one second, so don't blink!

But in case you did, or if you doubt that it's him, I capped it! Smile






Eeks! Take it easy there, Mr. Elba...and please, don't touch the face! Laughing

Oh, and I can't wait to see the scene where 'Mark North' gets beat up by the 'hoodie' girls. I hope that scene makes the cut.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking forward to seeing which of the girls Paul described as 'living up a tree.' Bet she's a scary sight.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes, it looks and sounds like Paul's going to get knocked around a lot in this! Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At CT brunch, he described the fight scene thus...he picked up a napkin and tossed it. That's how easy it was for Elba to toss him around. Of course, Elba is much bigger than The Paul.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a short video of 'Luther' being filmed on location. It is the same scene shown in the screen caps above ↑ ↑.

Squint and keep your eyes on the open door in the center of the shot and turn up the volume to hear some of the dialogue. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Napkin tiem nao?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
Have just seen on lovefilm that the DVD of Luther will be released on the 21st June this year.
Details found at this site:
http://www.lovefilm.com/film/Luther/148560/
It also says that the series is 6 hours long in total!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'nother thing to wait for! Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking it might be airing when I'm over there in May or just before. Idris is making the talk show rounds and BFI is doing one of their talks while I'm in London.

Of course, if that volcano doesn't stop spewing ash in the air, I might not be able to go. Paul and Annie are stuck in Nepal right now because of it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to see Paul get beat up Razz
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