Interview with In2Drama Acting Coach, Henry Hereford, on his role in Luther: The Fallen Sun

April 2023

"Haunted by an unsolved murder, brilliant but disgraced London police detective John Luther breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer." - Netflix

This gripping film, directed by Jamie Payne and based on Luther by Neil Cross, starred acting greats including Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis. The film landed on Netflix on 24th February 2023 and if you've had a chance to watch it (if not, why not?!) then you may have noticed another familiar face…

The character of Brian Lee was played by none other than Mr Henry Hereford; award-winning actor/producer AND In2Drama Acting Coach! 🤩

We asked acting coach Henry Hereford 5 quick fire questions about his time on set:

What was the difference being on set for Luther compared to a low budget film?

Luther was a big budget film so the money and what was provided for you was much bigger - e.g. driven to set, a trailer - it was also covid so there was testing every other day.


How did they shoot the scene you were in?

My scene was shot at Shepperton over several days 2 months before. When I was in Piccadilly I was literally placed on the stunt car and arranged as if I had fallen on it.


How much interaction did you have with the other actors?

Very little - It was covid and we were kept apart as much as possible.


How important is it to develop all the skills, from camera work, sound and editing to become a successful actor or director or producer?

Very - it means that you understand what everyone does around you and how important everyone is on a film set and also it will mean you will have more skills to help you make your own work.


What would your top 5 tips be to any aspiring actor?

1. You have to want to act no matter what the project or the audience

2. Be comfortable not working

3. Keep in class

4. Don’t compare yourself

5. Enjoy it!

Check out these snaps from London & New York as Henry took to the red carpet for the world premiere of Luther: The Fallen Sun hosted by Netflix UK and the BBC.

(Images courtesy of Mr Henry Hereford - Post March 2nd and Post March 11th)

At In2Drama, we are proud to have a team of industry-expert tutors with excellent connections to UK drama schools as well as professional film, TV and theatre contacts for all you young aspiring performers. Henry leads our Acting Masterclass, giving you a head start in learning the skills you need to successfully audition for roles and carve out your acting career.

🎥 Join Henry, our In2Drama Acting Coach, for the Acting Masterclass or or join us for the full Summer Academy where you can also take part in classes in dance, singing, audition skills and more 🎥



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