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Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn lead Hard Sun cast

Posted on February 7, 2017 by neil

Neil’s new pre-apocalyptic crime drama is produced by Euston Films for BBC One in the UK and Hulu in the US Jim Sturgess (One Day, 21) and Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song) play detectives Robert Hicks and Elaine Renko, partners and enemies, who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world […]

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Luther scores three Primetime Emmy nominations

Posted on July 15, 2016 by neil

Congratulations team Luther for the three nominations for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, which were announced today. The 2015 Luther Special has been nominated for Outstanding TV Movie; Idris Elba has been nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie; and John Conroy, the show’s Director of Photography, has been nominated for Outstanding […]

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Neil Cross nominated for BAFTA for Luther special

Posted on March 23, 2016 by neil

Congratulations to Neil on his nomination for a BAFTA in the craft awards announced yesterday (22 March). He received the nomination in the Writer: Drama category for the Luther special, which aired in the UK in December. The BBC’s Nic Bennis and Miki Kato were also nominated for Luther in the Titles and Graphic Identity […]

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More award nominations for Luther special

Posted on December 15, 2015 by neil

The new Luther special has picked up more American award nominations ahead of its broadcast this week. The show goes out on BBC One in the UK on Tuesday evening (December 15) and in the States on on BBC America on December 17. The Critics Choice Award nominations were announced today and included three for […]

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Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP award noms for Idris, Luther

Posted on December 11, 2015 by neil

Huge congratulations to Idris Elba, who has received a fistful of award nominations this week, and to the Luther team, who also received a nod. Idris picked up two Golden Globe Award nominations announced today. He has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for […]

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Neil to write Escape from New York movie remake

Posted on December 8, 2015 by neil

From the Hollywood Reporter: Fox is hoping to relaunch ‘Escape’ the same way it rebooted its hit ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise. Neil Cross, the acclaimed creator of the BBC crime series Luther, has been tapped to pen Escape from New York, 20th Century Fox’s remake of the 1980s cult classic. Read the full story […]

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BBC One announces new show, Hard Sun

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A pre-apocalyptic crime drama set in contemporary London for BBC One 3 December 2015: The 6 x 60-minute episode series, written by Neil and produced by Euston Films, was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, and Polly Hill, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning. From the BBC press centre: Detectives Elaine Renko and Robert […]

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Trailer launched for Luther 2015 special; broadcast in December

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The broadcast dates for the new Luther special have been confirmed for both the UK and US in December. The first hour of the two-part special will air in the UK on BBC One on December 15, and on BBC America on December 17 in the States. Watch the BBC One trailer here: Visit the […]

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Six more of Neil’s books are now available in the US

Posted on January 29, 2015 by neil

Open Road Media has just published six of Neil’s books in the United States for the first time. Heartland, Captured, Natural History, Always the Sun, Holloway Falls, and his first novel, Mr. In-Between, are now available in print and ebook editions. Luther: The Calling and Burial are already published in America. From Open Road Media: […]

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‘We’re putting the band back together': Luther returns

Posted on November 20, 2014 by neil

The BBC today announced the return of Luther with a 2 x 60’ special for BBC One: Award winning and Emmy-nominated Idris Elba makes a welcome return to BBC One to reprise his role of DCI John Luther, the murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. […]

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