County News: Idris Elba spotted filming in Sussex

County news.
County news.

It is probably one of the most popular film locations in Sussex and this week it was the turn of Idris Elba to visit.

He was spotted filming Luther recently in the company of actors Rose Leslie and Darren Boyd at Cuckmere Haven and was due to be filming at Beachy Head this week.

Idris Elba plays DCI John Luther in the BBC drama, a talented but flawed detective, whose personal life suffers at the expense of his career.

It is understood this will be a two part mini-series where the hard-nosed and obsessive detective will face his most chilling adversary yet.

Rose Leslie will probably be best known to readers as Ygritte from Game of Thrones, where she played Jon Snow’s Wildling girlfriend and Darren Boyd starred in Spy on Sky 1.

The Coastguard Cottages and Seven Sisters have featured in numerous films. Just last year Sir Ian McKellen was spied filming scenes for his movie Mr Holmes.

The Seven Sisters have also appeared in Atonement (2007) starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. At the end of the film it is the place young lovers Robbie and Cecilia have always wanted to live.

The beauty spot also features at the start of Robin Hood Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner (1991).

The cliffhanger of the TV sitcom Green Wing series 1 was filmed at Cuckmere Haven and the beach was used in an episode of ITV drama Foyle’s War.