Luther: The Fallen Sun Cast – All Cast & Characters Dexerto

Published: 2023-03-10T08:15:00

Updated: 2023-03-09T23:15:05

Here’s your guide to the full cast and characters of Luther: The Fallen Sun, Idris Elba’s big-budget detective film debut on Netflix.

He’s gone after face-licking cult obsessives, clown-masked serial killers, killer twins, lunatic taxi drivers, gangsters, and more. Now, DCI John Luther is back.

In his new film, we find him behind bars for his colorful record on the field; if he didn’t know, his methods of maintaining law and order aren’t exactly kosher. Meanwhile, an evil killer (Andy Serkis) ruins people’s lives screen after screen.

After a brief stint in theaters, Luther: The Fallen Sun is about to premiere on Netflix worldwide, so we’ve broken down all the main characters in the cast.

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Cast of Luther: The Fallen Sun

While Elba returns as the titular detective, The Fallen Sun is mostly made up of new cast members.

The official synopsis reads: “In Luther: The Fallen Sun, an epic sequel to the award-winning television saga reimagined for the screen, a gruesome serial killer terrorizes London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) found behind bars.

“Haunted by his failure to capture the cybernetic psychopath who is now taunting him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.”

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Idris Elba: John Luther

Idris Elba in Luther: The Fallen SunNetflix

Idris Elba stars as John Luther, a former DCI imprisoned for his long list of crimes committed in the line of duty. He was last seen being arrested in season 5.

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“John is in jail after being reprimanded by the police. He has done so much to bend the law in order to catch the bad guys that he ended up in jail. That’s where we start the story and he’s contemplating what he’s going to do with his life. While this is actually a continuation of the series, even if he hasn’t seen the series, he is picking up on a story that he can relate to,” Elba said in a press release.

Cynthia Erivo: DCI Odette Raine

Cynthia Erivo in Luther: The Fallen SunNetflix

Cynthia Erivo plays DCI Odette Raine, Luther’s replacement after he is incarcerated and hell-bent on keeping him there, while trying to track down a serial killer.

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“I had never played anyone like her. She has this wonderful story arc, an emotional life that she hadn’t seen before in a woman. So I jumped at the chance,” Erivo said.

“She came into the nursery early and she is fierce and vulnerable, but she hates showing her vulnerability. And she knows where her power lies, but in this she has to grow to understand that you can’t always do things the right way to get what you need.”

Dermot Crowley: Martin Schenk

Dermot Crowley as Martin SchenkNetflix

Dermot Crowley plays Martin Schenk, Luther’s former foreman in the Serious Crimes Unit who retires after he is jailed.

Crowley said: “When I first heard we were going to make a movie, I was completely excited. It was something that was on the minds of Idris and Neil Cross for many, many years while they were making the TV series.

“But it’s not always easy to put together a movie. When I read the script, it was hard for me to begin to say how excited I was. My heart started pounding and the genius of Neil Cross is that he takes you for a ride from the first page. And I found the opening to be absolutely stunning and just didn’t fail to bring shock and emotion the whole way. I thought, ‘Yeah, he’s done it.’”

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Andy Serkis: David Robey

Andy Serkis in Luther: The Fallen SunNetflix

Andy Serkis stars as David Robey, a tech billionaire who manipulates people online and indulges in the worst of human nature for his followers.

In an interview with Good Morning Britain, according to radio schedulesSerkis said: “It was one of the darker parts I’ve ever been offered and I almost considered not doing it. The brilliant thing about Neil Cross and the writing is that it makes Luther’s villains [us].

“Very, very real, and just around the corner, under the bed, it is in our lives. This one in particular is about the horror that is the internet. The power of the internet and someone like David Robey, the character I play, manipulates people using that.”

Thomas Coombes: DS Archie Woodward


Thomas Coombes stars as DS Archie Woodward, a new police officer working for DCI Odette Raine.

Coombes has also appeared on Boiling Point, Living, and Save Me.

Hattie Morahan: Corinne Aldrich


Hattie Morahan plays Corinne Aldrich, the mother of Cameron, a young man who goes missing at the beginning of Luther: The Fallen Sun.

Morahan is known for his roles in Enola Holmes, Official Secrets, Inside No. 9, and Mr. Holmes.

Lauryn Ajufo: Anya Raine


Lauryn Ajufo stars as Anya Raine, the daughter of DCI Odette Raine.

Ajufo has also appeared in Boiling Point, The Last Bus, and Tell Me Everything.

Vincent Regan: Dennis McCabe


Vincent Regan plays Dennis McCabe, an ally of Luther’s from his past.

Regan previously starred in 300, Troy, Clash of the Titans, and Snow White and the Huntsman.

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That’s all we know about the cast of Luther: The Fallen Sun. Find out how to watch the movie here, and check out our review here.