Where was the movie Luther Filmed? See all locations & Streaming Options

With Idris Elba starring as Detective Chief Inspector John, the Luther movie acts as a sequel to the crime television series of the same name created by Neil Cross for Netflix.

Directed by Jamie Payne from the scripts of Neil Cross (who is also the creator of Luther series), the movie takes place right after the series left DCI John Luther in the streets of London.

Elba has blown away the minds of all crime-drama fans once again with his seminal performance, the actor has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for his acting in the series, and also won a Golde Globe in 2012 for his role of John Luther.

Where was Luther The Falling Sun filmed?

Luther: The Fallen Sun was filmed in London and at Lite Studios in Brussels, Belgium, according to a November 2021 announcement from Idris Elba while some scenes were shot in Iceland according to production notes. Filming began in November 2021 and wrapped in early 2021.

Idris Elba talking on the phone as John Luther in the Luther movie

London, UK

The heart of the show is in London, so there are some landmarks that you see throughout the film such as Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown, and Aldwych Tube Station.

Aldwych station is an abandoned station of London where a fighting scene between Luther and the character David Robey was filmed.

Another significant thing about this station is that it has been used as a filming location The Imitation Game and the climax scene of V for Vendetta was also filmed at this abandoned train station.

The prison where we see Luther is kept is a real prison named HM Dorchester Prison located in Dorset. According to the production designer Jon gary Steele, the crew painted three floors of the prison to give it a historic Victorian lock and sourced the missing doors from Gloucester jail.

Elba was also spotted filming in London’s Soho area during the filming of Luther movie.

Luther movie filming locations
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The Soho area of London is famous for its vibrant entertainment scene, including theaters, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and jazz clubs. This is also known for its creative arts, boutiques, and upmarket shops.


The water scenes in Luther movie were taken in a 1,450 sq meter water age at Lite Studios, Belgium during early 2022. Production team took almost three weeks to prepare the set and another week to complete the filming at Vilvoorde-based film studio located 348 Km away from London.


The North Atlantic ocean country which is located just below the Arctic Circle. It is situated between Greenland to the west, United Kingdom to the south, Norway to the east, and the Faroe Islands to the northwest.

Does Netflix have the movie Luther?

Luther movie is now streaming for Netflix subscribers inside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. You can watch the movie absolutely for free if you currently have a valid Netflix subscription.

Luther The Fallen sun Netflix

In order to watch the new Idris Elba movie and other trending movies as No Hard Feelings, The Strays, Castaway, We Have a Ghost, etc. that are currently streaming on Netflix, you need to take a Netflix subsription.

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Is The Luther movie a prequel?

Yes, the Luther movie has been confirmed to be a prequel based on the statements made by the creator Neil Cross.

There have been discussions about a prequel movie for the BBC series Luther, including confirmation from creator Neil Cross in 2013 that it would be a prequel in the vein of The Talented Mr Ripley.

However, the 2023 movie Luther: The Fallen Sun serves as a continuation to the 2010-2019 series, making it more of a sequel than a prequel.

Even though, the movie seems to be a sequel, creator Neil has cleared that the Luther movie will serve as a prequel to the series.

Lakshya Kaushik

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