Check Out Luther’s Sultry New Love Interest!

Sienna Guillory at the ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ premiere on September 12, 2012. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

A new lady will cozy up to Idris Elba in the third installment of the acclaimed Dramaville detective miniseries Luther. British actress Sienna Guillory has been cast as Mary Day, described as a worker in a vintage clothes shop who meets DCI John Luther (Elba) “in a chance encounter.”

Guillory, best known for her roles in Resident Evil and Love Actually, says, “You realize why Luther is so good when you read Neil Cross’ scripts, and then you meet Idris and understand what ‘untamed’ means. There is no other set I’d rather be on, and I love the disastrous fun of being Mary Day, the right girl in the wrong place.”

Idris Elba adds: “I want to thank the fans for waiting so patiently for the new season. We’re thrilled to deliver it to you. Here comes John!”

The third Luther miniseries will find our grizzled detective investigating two conflicting crimes while a ruthless ex-cop attempts to bring Luther down. Warren Brown, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Dermot Crowley, and Michael Smiley are all set to return, with Game of ThronesLucian Masamati and Parade’s End‘s Ned Dennehy locked in as guest stars. The four-part installment has already begun shooting, and BBC AMERICA will premiere the new episodes in 2013.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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