Idris Elba, the London-born actor who stars as the titular police detective in BBC America’s popular Luther series, celebrates his 41st birthday on Sept. 6.
Note: some of these characters do appear in subsequent novelizations, comic books and audiobooks, but there is debate about whether they are part of the canon of Doctor Who fact, so we’ll stick to the TV stories to confirm whether …
There seems to be a cinematic trend developing, in which directors get together as many British character actors as they can, and get them to rub their sharp edges awkwardly against each other, filming the sparks until all is smooth.
In this week's Tellyvangelist — your weekly guide to all that's British on U.S. TV — watch Russell Brand schmooze with the View ladies, see Pauline Collins vamp it up on Merlin, and check out Robson Green's return to Being Human! All times are in EST and are subject to change.