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Luther Cast List

Updated October 13, 2018 4k views10 items

Luther cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Luther main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Luther stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Luther focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Luther that are on here as well.

Everything from Paul McGann to Indira Varma is included below.

If you are wondering, "Who are the actors from Luther?" or "Who starred on Luther?" then this list will help you answer those questions.

In most cases you can click on the names of these popular Luther actors and actresses to find out more information about them. If you're looking for a particular Luther actor or actress, then type their name into the "search" bar to find them directly.
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    Warren Brown (born 11 May 1978) is an English actor and former professional Thai boxer, best known for his roles as Donny Maguire in Shameless and Andy Holt in Hollyoaks, DS Justin Ripley in acclaimed BBC crime drama Luther and as Sergeant Thomas "Mac" McAllister in Retribution, the British-American action television series, which is the sixth series and second revamp of Strike Back. ...  more
    • Acted In: Luther, Dead Set, Hollyoaks, Top Gear Australia, Occupation
    • Birthplace: Warrington, England, UK
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Stringer / Getty Images Europe
    Idrissa Akuna Elba (; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper, and singer. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.Elba appeared in Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012). Elba portrayed Heimdall in Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), as well as...  more
    • Acted In: The Wire, Luther, The Big C, Ultraviolet, Dangerfield
    • Birthplace: Hackney, England, UK
    • Nationality: United Kingdom

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  • Indira Anne Varma (born 27 September 1973) is a British actress. Her film debut and first major role was in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. She has gone on to appear in the television series The Canterbury Tales, Rome, Luther, Human Target, and Game of Thrones (as Ellaria Sand). In September 2016, she began starring in the ITV/Netflix series Paranoid, as DS Nina Suresh....  more
    • Acted In: Game of Thrones, Rome, Luther, Human Target, Hunted
    • Birthplace: Bath, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
  • Paul John McGann (born 14 November 1959) is an English actor. He came to prominence for portraying Percy Toplis in the 1986 television serial The Monocled Mutineer. He later starred in the 1987 dark comedy Withnail and I, and as the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film, a role he has since reprised in more than 70 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode "The Night of the Doctor". McGann is also known for playing Lieutenant William Bush in the Hornblower TV series....  more
    • Acted In: Doctor Who, Luther, Zero Hour, Fish, The Monocled Mutineer
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, England, UK
    • Nationality: England