Elle Interviews Adrian Lukis
On a lovely sunny day, we were making the new Jane Austen Centre film with Adrian when during a break we took the opportunity to grab a few minutes to interview the ex Mr. Wickham. You will see for yourself that Adrian is such a charming gentleman.
“I love playing cads. They’re more interesting and so many of them seem to have a special kind of power and aura about them." Adrian Lukis ought to know. With his dark good looks and easy charm, he has often been cast in the role of attractive rogue or upper-class bounder. “He has charm in spades,” wrote Dominic Cavendish in the Daily Telegraph in a 2000 review of Lukis’s performance of Beach Wedding at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton.
Adrian Lukis, born in 28th March 1957 in Birmingham, is an actor who has appeared regularly in British television drama since the late 1980s. He trained at Drama Studio London. His most recent notable appearances have been as Sergeant Douglas 'Doug' Wright in the Police drama series The Bill, and as Marc Thompson in the BBC legal drama Judge John Deed. He was a regular, playing Dr David Shearer, in Peak Practice between 1997-99. He also played Mr. George Wickham in the BBC's 1995 adaption of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Adrian had appeared in the ITV1 one-off drama Back Home and in the BBC rural drama series Down to Earth. He had previously appeared in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (as Bennett in The Creeping Man), Maigret, Miss Marple and Prime Suspect. Adrian Lukis played Simon Avery in Silent Witness Series 15 Episode 2, Death Has No Dominion. He is currently appearing as Carter in Bull at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Lukis is descended from the Channel Islands archaeologist Frederick Lukis.