Idris Elba is surely the possessor of the best scowl on television. And, like his Baltimore drugs baron Stringer Bell, John Luther gives him every chance to work that look. But there’s more to Elba than scowling. He can glower too. And the trajectory of the fabulously, almost gratuitously dark ‘Luther’ makes this an essential skill – as the final season dawns, Luther has any number of gruesome cases to crack and to make matters worse, he’s under investigation too. We spoke to Elba about returning to London, keeping his chin up amidst the horror and the legacy of ‘The Wire’.
Read our interview with Idris Elba.