Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Idris Elba wins Golden Globe for Luther role

Congratulations to outstanding British actor Idris Elba, who yesterday (NZT) won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television award at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.

Elba won the Award for his excellent performances as the complex and compelling DCI John Luther in the tremendous Neil Cross-created and written crime drama Luther (read my review of the first season DVD here). For me, Luther is one of the very best crime dramas of the past few years, and Elba's performances are riveting, so I'm very glad to see him deservedly recognised by the Golden Globes. Cross has created a terrifically layered character, which Elba has brought to life on screen in all his volcanic and volatile glory.

Elba beat out Hugh Bonneville, (Downton Abbey), William Hurt, (Too Big to Fail), Bill Nighy, (Page Eight), and his former The Wire co-star Dominic West (The Hour) to win the award.

1 comment:

  1. Marianne HargreavesJanuary 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    I am hooked on Luther - had to watch the final 3 episodes in a row, it was so compelling. Is there another series in the pipeline Neil?

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