The Luminaries

Based on the best-selling novel The Luminaries tells an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women travel across the world to make their fortunes. It is a 19th century tale of adventure and mystery, set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the boom years of the 1860’s gold rush.

The Luminaries stars Eva Green, Eve Hewson, Himesh Patel, Marton Csokas and Ewen Leslie. It was adapted for the screen by Eleanor Catton, directed by Claire McCarthy and produced by Lisa Chatfield. 
  • Production companies: Working Title Television, Southern Light Films
  • Written by: Eleanor Catton, adapted from her Man Booker Prize winning novel
  • Distribution: BBC1 (UK); TVNZ (New Zealand). 
  • World sales: Fremantle.
  • Executive producers: Andrew Woodhead, Tim White, Christian Vesper, Mona Qureshi, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Eleanor Catton, Claire McCarthy, Claudia Bleumhuber
  • Series director (6 episodes): Claire McCarthy
  • Producer: Lisa Chatfield
  • Cinematography: Denson Baker
  • Production design: Felicity Abbott
  • Supervising Editor: Alastair Reid 
  • Music: David Long
  • Main cast: Eve Hewson, Eva Green, Himesh Patel, Ewen Leslie, Marton Csokas, Erik Thomson, Richard Te Are