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Idris Elba Replaces Charlie Hunnam In Romantic Drama

The Beasts of No Nation star is in negotiations to star in the drama about a couple of plane crash survivors who fall in love. Hunnam and Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike...

Jada Pinkett Smith: 'It's Not About Black Voting For Black'

The actress is spearheading the race row currently dominating Hollywood after declaring she will be boycotting the 2016 Oscars due to the lack of diversity among the nominees. In a chat with TMZ,...

Idris Elba Splits From Girlfriend - Report

The British star recently moved out of the London home he shared with the make-up artist and their 22-month-old son Winston, and into a nearby apartment, according to U.K.'s The Sun newspaper....

Idris Elba Lands Fourth Win Of 2016 At London Evening Standard British Film Awards

Award shows continue to bring shame on the forthcoming Academy Awards for not giving Idris Elba a nomination, as the London Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor marks the 'Beasts Of No Nation'...

Maisie Williams: 'Idris Elba Should Be Next Doctor Who'

The young actress worked with current Time Lord Peter Capaldi on the latest series of the sci-fi TV show, and he is expected to vacate the role next year (17) when lead writer...

Emma Thompson Calls Hollywood's Lack Of Diversity 'Pathetic'

The 56-year-old actress took home the Award for Comedy at the Evening Standard Film Awards in London on Sunday night (07Feb16), and she dedicated her gong to her late Love Actually co-star and good friend...

Brooklyn Triumphs At Evening Standard Awards

The Saoirse Ronan-led movie beat out the likes of 45 Years, High-Rise, and The Lobster for the top prize at the London ceremony, which recognises the best in British and Irish talent....

Dame Helen Mirren Says It's "Unfair" To Attack The Oscars Over Diversity Row

Former Oscar winner Dame Helen Mirren has mounted a defence of the Academy over its much publicised lack of diversity in its nominations, saying that it’s “unfair” to attack them when the real problem lies...

Idris Elba Is A Double Winner At The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Continuing awards season was the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday (January 30th 2016), which certainly set a fine example for the Oscars with its recognition of diversity. There were few surprises...

Idris Elba And Uzo Aduba Are Double Winners As Diversity Rules At The Sag Awards

In what appeared to be a cultural poke at Oscars voters, who failed to nominate any black or minority actors or filmmakers for major Academy Awards honours, the SAG Awards were all about...

Dustin Hoffman Lends His Voice To Race Row

The race row over this year's Academy Awards continues to rage, with everyone from George Clooney to Lupita Nyong'o speaking out at the snub to black actors and filmmakers. Double Oscar-winner Dustin has now added...

Snoop Dogg: 'Hell No, I'm Not Watching The Oscars!'

The US rapper took to social media to express his disgust that no black actors or directors have been nominated for a prestigious golden statuette. He follows in the footsteps of Jada Pinkett Smith and...

Idris Elba Takes Hollywood Diversity Debate To The UK

Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to weigh in on the diversity in Hollywood debate, which has flared up again over the 2016 Academy Award nominations casually leaving out all black actors from the categories....

Idris Elba Calls On Politicians To Diversify British Television

The Wire actor reportedly gave a speech during a meeting attended by over a hundred members of parliament and TV executives in London on Monday (18Jan16), in which he said U.K. TV did...

Idris Elba To Parody Luther For Charity Sketch

The Wire actor will reprise his crime-solving character Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in the one-off special, and will be reunited with his former co-star Ruth Wilson, who did not return for the...

Emily Blunt And Idris Elba Land Evening Standard Film Nods

The Devil Wears Prada star, who has been largely snubbed from awards shortlists so far, has received a nomination for Best Actress for Sicario ahead of the U.K. movie event, which has been...

Idris Elba Forced To Miss Golden Globes

The British star, who is up for Best Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series for Luther and Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Beasts of No Nation, will not be attending...

Idris Elba, Damon Albarn And Barbara Windsor Recognised In New Year's Honours List

Idris Elba, Barbara Windsor and Blur frontman Damon Albarn were among those recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours List. ‘Luther’ actor Elba was recognised with an OBE for his services to drama and said...

Peter Morgan Feared Cbe Letter Was A Speeding Fine

The man behind the script for 2006's Helen Mirren film The Queen, admits he is "surprised, delighted and proud" to be among those on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours List and a...

Will Smith Hopes To Beat Idris Elba To Barack Obama Role

The Ali star reveals he would love to turn the politician's life story into a movie at some point in the future, and if the project does come to fruition, Smith wants to...

Idris Elba Delighted With Tom Meighan's Drunk Singing

The British star brought in the Club Foot rocker to sing on Sinner Man, a track from his new album Murdah Loves John, which is inspired by his role in U.K. TV series...

Idris Elba Rumoured For Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' Movie Adaptation

Idris Elba is being lined up as the leading actor in the hugely anticipated movie adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’.The British star, 42, is due to play the part of gunslinger Roland Deschain,...

Idris Elba: "Bed Companies Complained After Scary 'Luther' Scene"

Idris Elba is preparing to return to our screens in a new series of BBC drama ‘Luther’ later this month and the actor is just as excited as the fans to bring the detective back....

The Wire Inspiration Dead At 73

Melvin Williams, 73, passed away at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore on Thursday (03Dec15). Known as "Little Melvin", he became one of Baltimore's most powerful drug kingpins in the...

Idris Elba: 'I Nearly Died In On-set Slip Up'

The British star, 43, almost didn't live to see Beasts of No Nation after an accident on set put his life in danger. "I nearly died," he confessed to British chat show host Jonathan Ross....

Idris Elba Snubbed Madonna's Manager

The Wire star, who is also a well-known DJ, was called by Madonna's aide, who offered him a slot on the Rebel Heart Tour at a stop in Berlin earlier this month (Nov15)....

Idris Elba Reveals Near-death Experience On Set Of 'Beasts Of No Nation'

Idris Elba has revealed that he came close to death during the filming of his recent movie Beasts of No Nation when it was shooting on location in Ghana.The ‘Luther’ actor, who has been rumoured...

Idris Elba Bans Bond Talk

The Prometheus star has long been tipped to take over the role of 007 when Daniel Craig steps down, and gossip about a future replacement was fuelled in the run-up to the release...

Daniel Craig And Idris Elba Talk Bond At Awards Show

Idris has long been tipped to take over from Daniel when the actor eventually steps down from the role of 007, and the rumours reached fever pitch earlier this year (15) in the...

Idris Elba Says The UK Is "Moving In The Right Direction" When It Comes To Tv Diversity

Idris Elba has said he feels the UK is “moving in the right direction” when it comes to diversity in TV roles, but there’s still more to be done. The 43-year-old first found success on...

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