Adrian Lukis. Wikipedia.
Adrian Leonard Fellowes Lukis (born 28 March 1957, Birmingham) is an English actor who has appeared regularly in British television drama since the late 1980s. He trained in acting 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 educated at Mount House School (now known as Mount Kelly), in Tavistock, Devon.
He was a regular, playing Mark Judd in the 2nd series of Chandler & Co during 1995 and playing Dr David Shearer in Peak Practicebetween 1997 and 1999. He also played Mr. George Wickham in the BBC’s 1995 adaption of Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice, and he had appeared in the ITV 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, Campion, The Strauss Dynasty and Prime Suspect. Adrian Lukis played Simon Avery in Silent Witness Series 15 Episode 2, Death Has No Dominion. For radio, he appeared as George Vavasour in BBC Radio 4’s 2004 adaptation of Anthony Trollope‘s The Pallisers.
From 2013, up to present day, Lukis plays the recurring role of Colonel Blair Toast in the Channel 4 series Toast of London. In 2015, Lukis appeared as Francis Davison in the BBC TV series Death in Paradise episode 4.3, and appeared as Laurence Olivier in the European premiere of the Austin Pendleton play Orson’s Shadow, at the Southwark Playhouse in London. In 2016, he appeared as Home Secretary Alex Wallis in “Hated in the Nation“, an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.
In September 2019 he reprised his role as George Wickham in the world premiere of Being Mr Wickham, a new play by Catherine Curzon. The performance took place at the Old Georgian Theatre Royal in Bath as part of the Jane Austen Festival.
Lukis is descended from the Channel Islands archaeologist Frederick Lukis.