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Idris Elba , Michaela Coel - 2016 BAFTA TV Awards - Press Room - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th May 2016

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Idris Elba - BAFTA TV Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London at Royal Festival Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th May 2016

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Idris Elba - The British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs) 2016 held at the Royal Festival Hall - Arrivals at Royal Festival Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th May 2016

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Idris Elba - Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala - After Party - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016

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Idris Elba - 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art at Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016

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Idris Elba - 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach - Arrivals at anta Monica Beach, Independent Spirit Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 27th February 2016

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Idris Elba - The Film Is GREAT reception at Fig & Olive - Arrivals at Fig & Olive - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 26th February 2016

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Awards Season Kicks Off With Venice Film Festival 2015


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With the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, awards season is officially underway. Venice has been the launchpad for a number of films that have gone on to Oscar glory. Last year, the opening night film was Birdman, and the year before it was Gravity. So there are big hopes for this year's opener, the true-life thriller Everest, directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur with an ensemble cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Emily Watson and Jason Clarke.

Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Everest'Jake Gyllenhaal stars in true story disaster thriller 'Everest'

And anticipation is running even higher for a number of other movies. Venice is hosting the premiere of The Danish Girl, the true story of one of the world's first-known transgender women, played by Eddie Redmayne. Can he win back-to-back Oscars? This week's new poster and trailer are very promising.

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Idris Elba Posts Great Response To Anthony Horowitz's Apology After "Street" Remark


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Idris Elba has posted a great response to writer Anthony Horowitz’s apology for earlier calling the actor too “street” to play James Bond, proving he definitely is “suave” enough to play the British spy.

The 42 year old ‘Luther’ star posted a screengrab of Horowitz’s apology on his own Instagram, writing underneath: “Always Keep Smiling!! It takes no energy and never hurts! Learned that from the Street!!”

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James Bond Author Anthony Horowitz Apologises For "Street" Description Of Idris Elba


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Current James Bond author Anthony Horowitz has released a statement retracting his comments over Idris Elba’s suitability to replace Daniel Craig as 007, after he was accused of racism following an interview in which he claimed the ‘Luther’ actor was too “street” for the role.

In an interview with the Daily Mail published over the weekend, Horowitz said he didn’t think Elba was quite right for the part when asked who should replace Craig, whose new film Spectre may be his last. “Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too 'street' for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”

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Pierce Brosnan Reckons The Time Is Right For A Black Or Gay James Bond


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There’s been much talk about Idris Elba being cast as the next James Bond, potentially becoming the first black man to portray 007 on the big screen. However, Pierce Brosnan has said that he could also see the womanising secret agent being portrayed as gay man in future movies.

“Sure. Why not?” he said to Details magazine about whether such a script might be possible, before adding, “Actually, I don't know how it would work. I don't think Barbara [Broccoli, Bond producer] would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing.”

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David Oyelowo To Play James Bond... In Audiobook


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English actor David Oyelowo has been selected to play James Bond – in an audiobook version of a brand new 007 novel penned by Anthony Horowitz. The book, titled ‘Trigger Mortis’, has been commissioned by the Ian Fleming estate and will be released on September 8th.

The Guardian reported on Thursday (August 13th) that the 39 year old was “very honoured” to be offered the role by the Fleming estate itself, describing it as “really special”. Oyelowo has some form in playing security service agents, portraying MI5 officer Danny Hunter in the BBC spy drama ‘Spooks’.

David OyelowoDavid Oyelowo will voice James Bond in the audiobook version of 'Trigger Mortis'

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Idris Elba Breakdances And Confirms He Will Appear In 'Star Trek Beyond'


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Idris Elba has confirmed he will be starring in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond after appearing in a behind the scenes video for a new fan competition where he showed off his breakdancing skills. Launched today, the 'Star Trek: To Boldly Go' competition offers fans the opportunity to win a walk-on role in the movie, with all funds raised going towards nine different charities.

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Elba appears alongside returning Star Trek cast members Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban in the video, which was filmed onboard the Starship Enterprise. At the end of the clip Elba shows off his dancing skills as he busts a few moves in front of his new co-stars.

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Netflix Announces Premiere Dates For First Batch Of Original Films


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Netflix has moved into the world of original films and the fun starts this October! Yes the streaming service has just revealed the premiere dates for its first batch of original features, with Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation leading the pack on October 16th.

Netflix logoNetflix is now in the orginal movie game.

Based on the novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala and adapted for the screen by Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation stars Idris Elba as a warlord who mentors a child soldier. As well as becoming available worldwide on Netflix October 16th, the film will also open the same day in select U.S. theaters.

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Idris Elba Answers The James Bond Question: "It's Just A Rumour. I Have No Idea"


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Idris Elba has long been rumoured to be the next in line to play James Bond once Daniel Craig steps down from the franchise later this year. But while ‘The Wire’ actor has previously stated he would take on the role, Elba has now dismissed any rumours as pure speculation.

Idris elbaIdris Elba has spoken about the rumours that he’ll be the next Bond.

“It’s just a rumour. I have no idea,” Elba told the Radio Times when asked about being joint favourite at the bookies with Damian Lewis to replace Daniel Craig. The rumours about Elba taking over the 007 role started when when a leaked Sony email stated that the actor “should be the next Bond”.

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Is Damian Lewis Set To Replace Daniel Craig As James Bond?


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‘Homeland’ star Damian Lewis has emerged as one of the frontrunners to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, after a string of bets caused bookies to slash their odds on the actor. Current Bond Daniel Craig is widely believed to be stepping down as 007 later this year following the release of his fourth film in the franchise, Spectre.

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Bookie William Hill is now offering 6/4 odds on Lewis becoming the next Bond, having previously put him at 25/1. The move comes after a flurry of £200 bets were recently placed on the ‘Homeland’ actor.

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Idris Elba Shows Off Rap Skills On Remix Of Skepta's 'Shutdown'


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Idris Elba’s burgeoning career as a musician continues with aplomb, after the star showcased his rapping skills on a remix of Skepta’s single ‘Shutdown’ on Twitter yesterday.

The ‘Luther’ star uploaded his re-working of the British rapper’s recent single to SoundCloud on Monday and tweeted it to his fans, who immediately jumped in with their approval. “Sometimes you just have to SHUT "dem" DOWN. @Skepta. Do your ting my yout,” he said in the post. In the guest verse he added, Elba makes reference to his roles as Nelson Mandela, Stringer Bell and detective John Luther.

The collaboration is the result of a direct request made to Skepta back in March when the original mix of ‘Shutdown’ appeared back in March, when Elba tweeted “put me on the remix!!!! Cus I SHUT DOWN prime TV on the regular”.

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Second Coming Trailer


Sometimes, the strangest things can happen when you least expect them. For a normal family living in London, this is exactly what happens. Jax (Nadine Marshall) and Mark (Idris Elba) have a loving relationship and a happy life with their son, but working such demanding jobs means that intimate moments are few and far between. When Jax discovers that she is pregnant, something is wrong, as she hasn't slept with her husband (or anyone else) for months, leading to a stunning confrontation. When Jax finally comes face-to-face with the idea of immaculate conception, the prospect dawns that she may, in fact, be carrying the second coming of Christ.

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Idris Elba Drives Bentley At 180mph, Breaks UK Land Speed Record


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Idris Elba has broken the UK land speed record whilst filming for an upcoming television series. Driving his Bentley Continental GT Speed, Elba's average speed was 180.361mph although he reached a top speed of 186mph.

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Idris Elba Breaks British Land Speed Record


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As if it wasn’t enough being one of the downright coolest actors and musicians on Earth, Idris Elba has given the world yet another reason to love him: he’s just broken the British land speed record!

The 42 year old actor broke the record for the fastest average speed over one mile, which had been held for 88 years by Sir Malcolm Campbell. Elba achieved an average speed of 180.361 miles per hour at Pendine Sands in South Wales, exceeding that of 174.8mph set by Campbell back in 1927.

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Hey Internet, You Ruined Idris Elba's Chances Of Being Bond


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According to the bookmakers, Idris Elba is still the strong favourite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond in two movies time, though the man himself has poured cold water on the idea.

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Elba has previously made no secret of his desire to play the British agent though the Luther man suggests that the constant frenzied speculation has actually decreased his chances of landing the part.

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Idris Elba Blames Daniel Craig For James Bond Rumours


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Most of us would be pretty happy if we were continually linked to playing James Bond, but Idris Elba has expressed frustration at the subject continually being brought up. He believes that, even if the chance at landing the coveted role existed, it has now been killed off by people talking about it so much.

Speaking at a question and answer session at the British Film Institute in London on Tuesday, the star of 'The Wire' and 'Luther' told the audience: “honestly, it’s a rumor that’s really starting to eat itself. If there was ever any chance of me getting Bond, it’s gone.”

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Roger Moore Denies Racism Over Idris Elba James Bond Comments


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Roger Moore has attempted to clarify the comments he made about the possibility of Idris Elba becoming the next James Bond, after he was accused of racism. In the interview conducted with Paris Match magazine, Moore reportedly said that Elba could not play Bond because he was not "English-English" enough.

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“A few years ago, I said that [Cuba Gooding Jnr would make an excellent Bond, but it was a joke!” Moore stated in the interview. "Although James may have been played by a Scot, a Welshman and an Irishman, I think he should be 'English-English'. Nevertheless, it's an interesting idea, but unrealistic.”

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Idris Elba In Talks To Play Villain In 'Star Trek 3'


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Idris Elba is in early negotiations to play the villain in Star Trek 3, which is to be directed by Justin Lin. The primary cast of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin are all confirmed to return though, according to Variety, Lin and producer J.J Abrams are keen to recruit Elba as the chief antagonist, according to Variety. 

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Details of the role are being kept under wraps though early rumors have suggested that Klingons would be the main villains in the movie. Sources have yet to confirm whether this is the case while Paramout and Skydance have made no comment.

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Idris Elba To Replace Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap'


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Idris Elba is to replace Jamie Foxx in Hamony Korine's movie The Trap and will star in one of the most glittering casts of the year opposite Benicio Del Toro, Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino. Focus Features is currently in negotiations to acquire the U.S rights to the film.

Idris ElbaIdris Elba will team up with Harmony Korine, Al Pacino and Benecio Del Toro for 'The Trap'

Set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene, The Trap stars Del Toro as an ex-con out for revenge against a rapper and former friend - played by Elba - who let him take the fall for a robbery they omitted together 14 years earlier. Franco will play Elba's drug-addled manager while Pacino plays Del Toro's parole officer. Pattinson will play a Miami surfer who helps Del Toro extract his revenge. 

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The Gunman Review


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While Sean Penn lends this thriller some political subtext, the fact remains that it's actually just another vacuous revenge fantasy from Taken director Pierre Morel. Clearly for Morel, the violence is the point, and any depth of meaning is irrelevant, which leaves the film superficially entertaining but a waste of the considerable talent on-screen.

Penn plays Jim, a charity worker in the wartorn 2006 Democratic Republic of Congo. His hot doctor girlfriend Annie (Jasmine Trinca) has no idea that Jim is secretly a black-ops sniper working with fellow mercenary commandos Cox, Felix and DuPont (Rylance, Bardem and Elba). Then their latest mission requires Jim to disappear. Eight years later in an all-new life, Jim discovers that someone is trying to kill him, so he travels to London to find Cox. When Jim's pursuers turn up, Cox sends him to talk to Felix, who now lives in Barcelona with Annie as his wife. With the mysterious killers still on his trail, Jim heads to Gibraltar to tie up the loose ends with DuPont, and finally discovers the truth about what's going on and who's behind it.

Yes, everything is leading to a brutal confrontation inventively set in a bull-fighting ring. But not much else here is either original or convincing. The whole African politics premise is little more than a plot device, while hopping from Congo to Britain to Spain does little more than change the background scenery. Otherwise, the script is so simplistic that it barely holds water, and each ambush, fight and chase sequence feels like something we've seen before. Especially since everything is both over-choreographed and gratuitously grisly. Still, Morel is great at creating a sense of tension that builds ominously from start to finish, adding some gritty urgency through corrupt politicians and self-serving businessmen. Unfortunately, the film continually sidelines these intriguing ideas for more mindlessly violent mayhem.

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Cinemas Boycott Netflix's $12 Million Purchase 'Beasts Of No Nation'


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Beasts of No Nation, Cary Fukunaga's African war drama that was acquired by Netflix for $12 million, may only be shown in 200 to 250 independent theaters after Regal, AMC and Cinemark committed to boycotting the picture. The movie, starring Idris Elba, tells the story of a child soldier torn from his family to fight in a civil war in an unnamed African country.

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The chains have their backs up because the movie will screen online simultaneously with the theatrical release when there's usually at least a 90-day break between the two. 

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'Luther' Is Back! Idris Elba Begins Filming Special Episodes In East London [Pictures]


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Idris Elba was all smiles yesterday (March 2nd), as he began filming scenes for two special episodes of his hit BBC detective series ‘Luther', which are set to air later this year. The 42 year old happily announced his return as the famous character on Monday, telling his 1.35 million Twitter followers ‘First day back to set of John Luther....stand by East London.’

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The actor was photographed on set in the capital filming scenes outside a terraced house, where he appeared to be scuffling with a man dressed in a suit, as well as another more casually dressed character.

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Sean Penn And Girlfriend Charlize Theron Look Loved Up At 'The Gunman's' UK Premiere [Pictures]


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Charlize Theron accompanied boyfriend Sean Penn to the UK premiere of his new movie The Gunman on Monday night, braving the London rain to walk the red carpet together. The couple, who have known each other for 18 years but only began dating last year, looked very much in love as they held hands and posed for photographs.

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Wearing a dark suit, 54 year old Penn walked the red carpet at the film’s premiere accompanied by his stunning girlfriend who wore a black floor length dress, which featured a halter neck and side split.

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Pierce Brosnan: "Next Bond Should Be Idris Elba Or Colin Salmon"


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Pierce Brosnan, whom previously played 007 four times between 1995 and 2002, says the next James Bond should be played by one of two black actors: Idris Elba or Colin Salmon. The Luther star remains the heavy favourite to replace Daniel Craig as Bond though Salmon, who previously played MI6 Deputy Chief of Staff Charles Robinson, has been backed in after getting Brosnan's blessing. 

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"Yeah, he would actually," Brosnan said when asked if Elba would make a good Bond. "Colin Salmon also. May the best man get the job and may Daniel bring home the bacon for as long as he wants," he added, to the Radio Times.

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Fox Orders Pilot For US Remake Of 'Luther' And 'Frankenstein' Series


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Fox has just placed an order for a ‘cast-contingent’ pilot of ‘Luther', a series based on the popular BBC drama starring Idris Elba. But the minds behind the potential series now have the unenviable task of finding someone to fill the shoes of British star Elba, who will be sticking around to executive produce the American project.

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‘Luther’ follows the near-genius homicide detective John Luther, who posses a brilliant mind, which often isn't enough to save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. Neil Cross, who wrote and executive produced the original BBC series, will also pen the US remake.

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Idris Elba Finally Responds To James Bond Speculation


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After weeks of speculation that Idris Elba is the main target to take over from Daniel Craig as James Bond, the man himself has finally broken his silence. Elba, a talented actor who would undoubtedly serve as an excellent 007, is, according to leaked Sony emails, the man who is most likely to take over from Craig in two movies' time.

Idris ElbaIdris Elba is best known for playing DCI John Luther, but if Sony's chief has her way, he will take over from Daniel Craig as the next Bond

Back in November during a Reddit AMA session, Elba said he would "absolutely" take on the role of Bond if it were offered to him and the leak at Sony revealed that Amy Pascal wants the Luther man to step into 007's famous shoes.  "Idris should be the next Bond", the influential studio head said.

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Guess Why Rush Limbaugh Thinks Idris Elba Can't Play James Bond


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Idris Elba is widely considered to be the favourite to play James Bond once Daniel Craig hangs up his tuxedo - and Sony emails reveal that Amy Pascal is sweet on the idea - but not everyone thinks old Stringer Bell should be sipping martinis for a living. During his news programme this week, controversial commentator Rush Limbaugh offered his two cents on the matter. Ok lets cut to the chase: Limbaugh says Elba is black, so therefore cannot play Bond.

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"James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is," Limbaugh said.

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Sony Leak: Studio Eyes Idris Elba As Next James Bond


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In the latest leaked documents from Sony, it has been revealed that studio co-chairman Amy Pascal is, or was, pushing for British actor Idris Elba to become the next James Bond once Daniel Craig finishes his reign. 

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Elba has long been touted as a potential successor to Craig and it appears Amy Pascal - a woman with considerable power in the casting process - thinks so too.

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Could Idris Elba Be The Next James Bond?


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Anticipation is building for the 24th instalment of the James Bond franchise when Spectre is released next year, but the series might be radically overhauled in the future as it’s been revealed that Idris Elba has been informally suggested as the next Bond.

According to the Daily Beast, interpreting information gained as a result of the recent Sony hack, the co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertaiment Amy Pascal said “Idris should be the next bond” in an e-mail back in January this year to Columbia’s former executive vice president of production Elizabeth Cantillon.

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Could Idris Elba be the next person to portray 007 after Daniel Craig?

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Idris Elba Racing Around The Wold For New Discovery Show


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Idris Elba, who recently announced he would be returning as Luther for a new mini-series, is seemingly branching out into the world of travel. The actor will race around the world on land, sea and in the air in a new series for Discovery designed to explain the mechanics of speed. 

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The four-episode series that has the working title The Idris Elba Project is set to air mid-2015 on Discovery and across international markets. The actor said the show would cover his training with top engineers and racing experts.

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Idris Elba To Release Album Inspired By 'Luther'


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Less than a week after it was confirmed Fox would be making a U.S. adaptation of the BBC drama 'Luther,' and only days after it was announced the series will be returning to the U.K. for a new two-part miniseries in 2015, Idris Elba has more exciting news about DI John Luther.

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Idris Elba will make an album based on the character he portrayed in BBC's 'Luther'

The 42 year-old actor, who played the titular character for three seasons until 2013, is planning on making an entire album inspired by the obsessive, and very intelligent, police detective, Radio Times reports. The forthcoming album's working title is 'Murder Loves John.'

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ITV Set To Make Charlie Higson's 10-Part 'Jekyll And Hyde' Adventure


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ITV has green-lit a ten-part action adventure adaptation of 'Jekyll and Hyde', with Charlie Higson at the helm. The show is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

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Higson, best known for his work on The Fast Show, said it was a "privilege" to rediscover the works. Production will begin next year in India, with filming set to continue in London until July 2015. 

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Mi Mandela: Idris Elba Has An Album Out, And You Need To Buy It


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Idris Elba has been in the news all week, firstly for teasing the possibility of a new Luther series, secondly for signing on as executive producer of a U.S remake of Luther, and lastly, for announcing that BBC America are set to make a two-hour special of...yep, you guessed it, Luther.

Idris ElbaIdris Elba will return as DCI John Luther in a new two-part special in 2015

And so to finish an Idris Elba packed week, we're here to tell you about 'mi Mandela', the actor's new 11-track album that celebrates South African music whilst also paying homage to his late father, Winston Elba, and Nelson Mandela. 

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Idris Elba Returning As 'Luther' For Two-Part Miniseries In 2015


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Just days after Fox announced a U.S remake of Luther and Idris Elba spoke of his desire to reprise his famous detective, BBC America has confirmed that the original iteration of the drama will return for a two-part miniseries in 2015.

LutherIdris Elba will return as DCI John Luther for a new two-part miniseries on BBC America

Elba will once again don the flecked winter coat to play DCI John Luther, a murder detective whose genius mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. The new series will be written by original creator Neil Cross.

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Fox Set To Remake BBC's 'Luther,' Idris Elba Will Serve As Producer


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Idris Elba's most famous character, DI John Luther, is getting remade for an American audience. 'Luther,' the BBC drama starring the 42 year-old actor, is being adapted by Fox with series creator Neil Cross.

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Idris Elba starred in 'Luther' for three seasons on the BBC

According to Deadline, the network has given the series a pilot commitment, and Cross will write and executive producer the remake. However, Elba isn't going to star as the titular character, but he will also serve as an executive producer.

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Idris Elba On His Way With First Single 'You Give Me Love' [Listen]


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Actor and DJ Idris Elba returns to music with an elegant first single entitled 'You Give Me Love' featuring singer and rapper Maverick Sabre. The track is inspired by contemporary pop and R&B, fused with the sound of South Africa.

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Idris Elba releases 'Mi Mandela' this November

'You Give Me Love' will be released as part of Idris Elba's latest musical project 'Idris Elba Presents: Mi Mandela', which incorporates both high-profile Western pop sensations; from Mumford & Sons to George The Poet; with virtually unheard of South African genius; including the Mahotella Queens and Nothembi Mkhwebane. It will be released just in time for Christmas through Elba's own label 7wallace and Parlophone Records, and marks Elba's first musical venture since 2010.

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Idris Elba, In Training For 'Bastille Day', Shares Topless Work Out Video


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Idris Elba has been in serious training for his upcoming role in the film Bastille Day and he's been sharing his work out with his fans on Instagram. He just happens to be topless too.

Idris ElbaIdris Elba at the Global Citizens Awards in New York in September 2014.

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Idris Elba's 'No Good Deed' Comes From Nowhere To Top Box-Office


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No Good Deed, the twisting-turning thriller starring British actor Idris Elba, has topped the US box office with $24.5 million - a massive return considering its $13.2 million budget. The film ended Guardians of the Galaxy's four-week reign as No.1.

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Idris plays Colin Evans, a prison escapee who shoots a guard and driver in the process and begins to terrorize a woman who is along with her two children. 

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A Week In Movies: Expendables And Bradley Cooper Spotted In London, New Trailers For St. Vincent, Into The Woods And More


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The Expendables 3

The world premiere of The Expendables 3 took place this week in London, attended by Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz and Wesley Snipes. They had a great time entertaining fans and the press all day before the red carpet extravaganza on Leicester Square. The film opens globally next week. The Expendables 3 World Premiere [Pictures].

Bradley Cooper has also been spotted around London this week. He's in town shooting his new movie, a still-untitled project in which he plays a chef trying to set up the best restaurant in the world. In just the past week, photos have been snapped of him filming in Leicester Square, outside the Delauney, on the Southbank and on Waterloo Bridge. Bradley Cooper filming new movie 'Adam Jones' photo set 1, set2, set3 and photo set 4.

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Chris Pratt Couldn't Predict "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Success, But Can He Build A Movie Career On It?


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After intense promotion, Guardians of the Galaxy emerged from the weekend a box office record holder. With $94 million, Guardians had the biggest August opening ever. Which begs the question – now that Chris Pratt (aka Peter Quill, aka Star Lord) is a legit movie star, will he hold on to it?

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Well, he's got the heroic glare down pat.

Pratt was the only “wild card” going into the project. His previous role, on Parks & Rec, made him a fan favorite, but lacked the exposure needed to launch a successful film career.

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No Good Deed Trailer


Colin is a violent and narcissistic killer who has spent plenty of time in prison for vicious crimes, including the brutal attack on his terrified ex-girlfriend. Back in prison, he is denied parole but subsequently manages to make an escape in transit despite being handcuffed in the back of a police truck. It's a stormy night and, elsewhere, Terri is kissing her husband goodbye as he leaves her and his two children at their Atlanta home to go visit his father on his birthday. Unfortunately, he couldn't have left at a worse time as Colin manages to enter the house under the guise of a needy car crash victim. It isn't long before his violent intentions become clear, however, and Terri finds herself desperately trying to protect her children from this merciless intruder.

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Cutest Pregnancy Announcement Ever? Kelly Rowland's New Pair Of Baby Air Jordans


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Kelly Rowland is pregnant! Unlike other celebrity pregnancies, the news came straight from the source this time, with the singer posting a photo on her Instagram of a baby-sized pair of Air Jordans. Aw, isn’t that the cutest product placement you’ve ever heard of?

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Congrats on the baby. And the general awesomeness.

It’s been a whirlwind year for Rowland and her longtime beau, Tim Witherspoon, who  just tied the knot a month ago. The couple celebrated their love with an intimate ceremony in Costa Rica on May 9.

Kelly also recently released a new single, The Game, as part of Pepsi’s World Cup visual album. The album features Rowland, alongside the likes of Janelle Monae, Rita Ora and Idris Elba, of all people, and includes audio and visual contributions, centered around the theme of, y’know, the Game. Also collaboration and togetherness, etc. 

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Guillermo Del Toro Doesn’t "Have The Money" For Pacific Rim 2, But He’s Working Like He Has


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Everyone likes an optimist. Guillermo Del Toro has revealed that he’s beavering away on Pacific Rim 2, the sequel to 2013’s hyper-blockbuster, Kaiju v mega-robot smash. 

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The Kaiju are a formidable foe

He told Buzzfeed: “I’m working very, very hard with Zak Penn. We’ve been working for a few months now in secret. We found a way to twist it around. Some people were wondering if we were going to do the prequel. I was never interested in doing that first wave of invasion,” he explained. 

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'Mandela's' Lack Of Awards Down To '12 Years' Guilt Hoover, Suggests Screenwriter


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‘12 Years a Slave’ was, rightfully, the recipient of huge praise and numerous awards. The remarkable story of Solomon Northrup - portrayed by Chiwitel Ejiofor - was masterfully directed by Steve McQueen. But that success, suggests screenwriter William Nicholson, was to the detriment of his film, ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

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Idris Elba [L] as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris [R] as Winnie Mandela

Nicholson said ’12 Years’ "sucked up all the guilt about black people that was available” adding that he thought ‘Mandela’ “worked superbly," but Americans “were so exhausted feeling guilty about slavery that I don't think there was much left over to be nice about our film. So our film didn't do as well as we'd hoped, which was a bit heartbreaking."

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7 Wallace Presents Idris Elba This Summer 2014 At Ibiza Rocks House

Idris Elba Welcomes Second "Truely Amazing" Baby Boy With Girlfriend Naiyana Garth


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Idris Elba is a father to a healthy baby son.

The 41 year-old actor welcomed his second child into the world with his make-up artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth on Friday (April 18th).

Elba announced the good news via Twitter by posting an adorable black and white photo of his new-born baby holding his finger.

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Which One Of These Actors Should Play Tupac?


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18 years after the murder of Tupac Shakur the rapper will be bought back to life, this time not by a hologram projector but by an actor. The Tupac biopic is finally in the works, with rumours that Idris Elba may be lined up to play the late rapper. The biopic is set to be directed by an old friend of Shakur’s, John Singleton, who has over twenty years in the business and films such as Boyz n the Hood, Baby Boy and 2 Fast 2 Furious under his belt. Singleton directed Tupac, who starred as a young postal clerk, in his 1993 film Poetic Justice, so he was well-acquainted with the rapper. Who better to direct than someone who was accustomed to the subject of the biopic?

tupac biopic Tupac was just 25 when he was shot and killed in Las Vegas

Singleton may be the ideal director for the project, but is Idris Elba, at 41 years old, the best choice to play the rapper, who died at 25? Idris is a supremely talented actor, so we’re sure that he’ll do a stellar job, but if casting directors need a little more choice, why not try one of this lot?

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Idris Elba Is Many Things, But Is A Rapper One Of Them?


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Idris Elba is plenty of things, but unfortunately a natural born rapper is not one of them. The Thor: The Dark World actor has been critically acclaimed for his recent roles, including winning the Golden Globe for his performance as tough man police detective Luther in the BBC drama series as well as a Golden Globe nomination for his performance as Nelson Madela in 2013’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

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The versatile actor has also achieved international success starring in blockbuster movies including Thor, Pacific Rim and Prometheus as well as, believe it or not, having a rather successful sideline career DJing. Under the moniker DJ Big Driis, or alternatively Big Driis the Londoner, Elba, has DJed all over the world in some of the biggest nightclubs. What we’re trying to say here is that no one doubts that the guy’s got many talents.

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What Can We Expect From Disney's New 'Jungle Book' Movie?


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Another childhood classic we all know and love is headed for a complete reboot, but what do we need to know about Disney’s new Jungle Book movie?

Who's writing it?

The new script will be written by Justin Marks, who made his debut with Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, in 2009. Street Fighter may not have blown away fans or critics, but don’t despair, Marks has since proven himself worthy to Disney with his script draft of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. The latter may have been dropped until further notice, but it’s clear that Disney has faith in Marks to do justice to the script of their new Jungle Book movie.

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Idris Loses Golden Globe Hopes For 'Mandela' And 'Luther'


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Idris Elba loses out on a Golden Globe gong for Best Actor in 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' as Matthew Mcconaughey takes home the award.

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No Globe for Idris this year

'The Wire' star impressed critics with his performance as late humanitarian Nelson Mandela, with our own critic Rich Cline describing him as having 'enormous presence. with the right physicality and charisma', but it seems that it just hasn't been enough at this year's Globes. The movie was nominated for a remarkable four awards and did manage to land Best Original Song - Motion Picture; an award which went to U2 for 'Ordinary Love'.

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Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Review


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Based on his autobiography, this film is clearly designed to be the definitive film about Nelson Mandela. And it tells his remarkable story with skill, tracing his life from 25 to 75 while touching on why he's perhaps the most important figure of the past century. So it's no wonder that the film feels far too constructed and polished.

It starts in his Xhosa village birthplace, then follows Nelson (Elba) to Johannesburg in the 1940s as a sparky young lawyer with a loving wife (Pheto) and children. But the vicious injustice of Apartheid gets under his skin, and as he starts speaking out and taking action, his marriage falls apart. South Africa's government responds to protests by cracking down even further, so Nelson's African National Congress turns to violence. As a result, its leaders are sentenced to hard labour on Robben Island. Now married to the outspoken Winnie (Harris) with two more daughters, Nelson is sent away for life. But he refuses to let bitterness gain a foothold, and devises a way for the nation to peacefully transition into democracy.

Mandela's legacy lies in his wisdom and open-mindedness, avoiding a bloodbath by seeking reconciliation rather than revenge. And these themes play an important role in Nicholson's script, which of course has to condense the events drastically, even for a two-and-a-half hour movie. But all of the key moments are here, and even if the film sometimes feels like it's racing through them, there's plenty of subtext for the actors to grab hold of.

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Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Idris Elba - European premiere of 'Pacific Rim' at The BFI IMAX - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th July 2013

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Idris Elba and daughters - UK film premiere of 'World War Z' held at Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 2nd June 2013

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Idris Elba and Old Billingsgate Sunday 9th December 2012 British Independent Film Awards held at Old Billingsgate - Arrivals

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Idris Elba, Golden Globe Awards and Beverly Hilton Hotel Sunday 15th January 2012 The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Golden Globes 2012) held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Press Room

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Idris Elba, Golden Globe Awards and Beverly Hilton Hotel Sunday 15th January 2012 The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Golden Globes 2012) held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Outside Arrivals

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Idris Elba, Golden Globe Awards and Beverly Hilton Hotel
Idris Elba, Golden Globe Awards and Beverly Hilton Hotel
Idris Elba, Golden Globe Awards and Beverly Hilton Hotel
Idris Elba, Golden Globe Awards and Beverly Hilton Hotel

Idris Elba and BAFTA Saturday 14th January 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles 18th Annual Awards Season Tea Party held at the Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals

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Idris Elba and Odeon West End Monday 10th October 2011 UK film premiere of 'Demons Never Die' held at the Odeon West End - Arrivals London, England

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Idris Elba and Emmy Awards Saturday 10th September 2011 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Los Angeles, California

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Idris Elba Tuesday 6th September 2011 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals. London, England

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Idris Elba and Elton John Sunday 27th February 2011 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Acaademy Awards Viewing Party held at the Pacific Design Center - Arrivals West Hollywood, California

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Idris Elba Tuesday 15th June 2010 Moet & Chandon hosts the Rose Lounge at Press Lounge at Ink48 New York City, USA

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Idris Elba Sunday 6th December 2009 The British Independent Film awards London, England

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Idris Elba and Bet Awards Sunday 28th June 2009 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Press Room Los Angeles, California

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Idris Elba Wednesday 7th January 2009 Notorious New York Premiere - arrivals New York City, USA

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Idris Elba

Date of birth

6th September, 1972

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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