Matthew Cunliffe, Lula Landry, and More Roles Cast in “Cormoran Strike” TV Series

We already know that Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger will be starring in the upcoming Cormoran Strike TV series, based on J.K. Rowling’s Robert Galbraith–penned crime novels. Several more roles have now been cast according to IMDb, most of which are characters from the first Cormoran Strike novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling.

Robin’s fiancé, Matthew Cunliffe, will be played by Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones).

 

Kerr Logan

Kerr Logan

 

Lula Landry, the model whose death Strike investigates in The Cuckoo’s Calling, will be played by Elarica Johnson. Johnson should look familiar to Harry Potter fans – she played the Muggle waitress who was interested in Harry at the beginning of Half-Blood Prince.

 

Elarica Johnson

Elarica Johnson

 

Elarica Johnson as waitress in Half-Blood Prince

Elarica Johnson as a waitress in Half-Blood Prince

 

John Bristow, Lula’s adopted brother who asks Strike to investigate her death, will be played by Leo Bill (Alice in Wonderland, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

 

Leo Bill

Leo Bill

 

Evan Duffield, Lula’s boyfriend, who was initially a suspect in her death, will be played by Bronson Webb (The Dark Knight, Kingdom of Heaven). Webb also has a Potter connection – he was credited as “Slytherin boy” in Prisoner of Azkaban.

 

Bronson Webb

Bronson Webb

 

Tansy Bestigui, a neighbor of Lula’s and key witness in the investigation, will be played by Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones, Churchill’s Secret).

 

Tara Fitzgerald

Tara Fitzgerald

 

Eric Wardle, a police detective whom Strike is friendly with, will be played by Killian Scott (Calvary, Traders).

 

Killian Scott

Killian Scott

 

You can see the full cast list here.

Filming is currently underway, and we got our first look at set photos back in November.

The series will be seven episodes and will air on BBC One in the UK and HBO in the US later this year. Each of the three novels is expected to cover two to three episodes, so it shouldn’t be long before we find out who will play the remaining characters from The Silkworm and Career of Evil!

What do you think of these latest casting choices?

Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I’m an annoyingly proud Canadian and live in Toronto.