TV crews and star Idris Elba descend on Walthamstow for 'Luther' shoot

Idris Elba and TV crew descend on Walthamstow for Luther shoot

Idris Elba in Vallentin Road earlier today.

TV production staff at the shoot.

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TV crews and acclaimed actor Idris Elba are in Walthamstow today shooting what is believed to be a new episode of BBC crime drama Luther.

Scenes are being shot in an industrial unit in Vallentin Road and other areas around Wood Street.

Production staff at the scene declined to comment or reveal further information, but actors including Mr Elba have been spotted by the Guardian.

He has starred in a string of Hollywood films including Prometheus and Thor, but is arguably best known for his role as Stringer Bell in cult US crime drama The Wire.

The third series of Luther, a psychological crime drama on BBC1, is expected to be broadcast later this year.

Another upcoming high-profile performance for Mr Elba, who grew up in Canning Town, east London, is his starring role in Nelson Mandela biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', also due out later in 2013.

Other TV shows partly filmed in Walthamstow in recent years include comedy programme The Inbetweeners, at the now-closed Standard Music Venue, and sci-fi comedy drama Misfits at Waltham Forest Town Hall. 

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1:12pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

This is an ideal venue for a Crime Series as it has a certain something of the night about it and many unsolved crimes of its own.
This is an ideal venue for a Crime Series as it has a certain something of the night about it and many unsolved crimes of its own. Cornbeefur
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3:10pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Isaythat says...

Here you go again, always with a glass half empty. I bet you are a bundle of fun at a party.
Here you go again, always with a glass half empty. I bet you are a bundle of fun at a party. Isaythat
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3:16pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Isaythat wrote:
Here you go again, always with a glass half empty. I bet you are a bundle of fun at a party.
I am

Invite me to one.
[quote][p][bold]Isaythat[/bold] wrote: Here you go again, always with a glass half empty. I bet you are a bundle of fun at a party.[/p][/quote]I am Invite me to one. Cornbeefur
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4:34pm Wed 6 Feb 13

mdj says...

'Other TV shows partly filmed in Walthamstow in recent years include ......sci-fi comedy drama Misfits at Waltham Forest Town Hall.'

Are you sure that's not simply a Reality TV show?
'Other TV shows partly filmed in Walthamstow in recent years include ......sci-fi comedy drama Misfits at Waltham Forest Town Hall.' Are you sure that's not simply a Reality TV show? mdj
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