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Idris Elba Reveals He's Training To Become A Pro Kickboxer

Those who’ve been following Idris Elba on Instagram over the last few weeks have been treated to a number of shirtless selfies and workout videos that show him taking up kickboxing. Now, it’s been revealed...

Idris Elba Filming Bid To Become Professional Kickboxer

The Thor star, 43, has been posting workout videos and shirtless gym selfies on Instagram for weeks, and now he explains the footage is all part of a longtime dream to become a...

Idris Elba's Crush On Meryl Streep

Idris Elba has a crush on Meryl Streep. The 43-year-old actor admitted he became so star-struck when he met the 67-year-old actress that he could barely speak. Idris said: ''My celebrity crush is Meryl Streep....

Idris Elba Has A 'Whole Room' Dedicated To His Shoes

Idris Elba has a ''whole room'' dedicated to his ever-growing shoe collection. The 43-year-old actor has admitted his obsession with footwear has got out of control he no longer knows how many pairs of shoes...

Tom Hiddleston's Nude Bum Earns Him Rear Of The Year Honour

The 35-year-old actor, who is arguably more well known these days for his relationship with Taylor Swift than his acting work, is no stranger to stripping off on screen. But a sex scene in BBC...

Jessica Chastain Set To Star In The Division

Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to join the cast of 'The Division'.The 39-year-old 'Interstellar' star could soon be joining Jake Gyllenhaal in Ubisoft Motion Pictures' adaptation of its own hit video game which came out...

Steven Spielberg: 'Idris Elba Would Be My Pick For Bond'

With fans still waiting to here if Daniel Craig will be back for one more 007 caper after Spectre, Idris, Tom Hiddleston, James Norton, and Aiden Turner have emerged as favourites to replace...

Idris Elba Would Be Steven Spielberg's First Choice As The Next Bond

Months after Daniel Craig stepped down as Britain’s most famous spy and the rumour rumblings continue over who will become the next James Bond. With Tom Hiddleston’s turn in spy thriller The Night Manager over...

Idris Elba: 'I Gave Chris Pine A Black Eye'

The 43-year-old Brit star, who plays villain Krall in the third instalment of the rebooted sci-fi saga, explained he had a series of intense fight scenes with co-star Chris, which got a little...

Karl Urban Took On Thor Because Of The Funny Script

Karl Urban was attracted to the new 'Thor' film because of its funny script. The 44-year-old actor revealed it was a major factor in enticing him to 'Thor: Rangnarok' - which stars Chris Hemsworth and...

Idris Elba Had Liquid Diet On Star Trek Beyond

The British actor portrays the lizard-like villain Krall in the new sci-fi film, and he spent around four hours every morning in costume and make-up. "It was about three, three-and-a-half hours in...

Idris Elba Wants To Be A Classic 'Star Trek' Villain

The Star Trek franchise is celebrating its 50th birthday this year with the movie Star Trek Beyond, the third in J.J. Abrams' rebooted saga. One of the new cast members this time around is Idris...

Idris Elba Says He's "Too Old" To Play James Bond

Idris Elba has revealed that he feels he’s “too old” to be the next James Bond actor, despite still being one of the favourites to take on the role.The 43 year old British actor has...

Idris Elba Avoided On-screen Rival Matthew Mcconaughey

The British star plays hero Roland in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s sci-fi Western book series, while Oscar-winner MCConaughey plays the villain Man in Black. While filming in South Africa,...

Idris Elba: 'I'm Too Old For Bond'

The Luther star has emerged as a fan favourite to become a successor to 48-year-old Daniel, who many people expect not to return for a fifth Bond film after last year's (15) Spectre....

Idris Elba: I'm Too Old To Play James Bond

Idris Elba believes he's ''too old'' to play James Bond. In a move that could finally put an end to speculation the actor could take over the role of 007 from Daniel Craig, Idris has...

Idris Elba Again Denies Those James Bond Rumours

For what seems like the hundredth time, Idris Elba has put a dampener on the long-standing reports that he’s to be the next James Bond actor, saying that they are “just a rumour”.Speaking to E!...

Anton Yelchin's Chekov Won't Be Recast In Star Trek 4

Anton Yelchin's character Chekov will not be recast in the next 'Star Trek' film.The 27-year-old actor tragically died when he was trapped by his own car in a freak accident on the driveway of his...

Idris Elba Approves Pulling Bastille Day Movie From French Cinemas

The film officially opened in France last Wednesday (13Jul16), a day before 84 people were killed and 300 more injured when a lorry plowed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in Nice,...

Steven Spielberg Rejected To Direct James Bond

Steven Spielberg was rejected to make a James Bond film.The legendary 69-year-old filmmaker offered his services to the British spy series, but was turned down not once but twice.Spielberg was sure after the massive box...

Idris Elba's 'Bastille Day' To Be Pulled From French Cinemas

Idris Elba’s latest film Bastille Day is to be pulled from French cinemas at the request of production company StudioCanal. After Thursday’s terror attack in Nice, which left more than 80 people dead and more...

Idris Elba's Bastille Day Movie Pulled From French Cinemas

Executives at Studiocanal originally pulled advertising for the film and gave cinema owners the option to drop it from their schedule after at least 84 people were killed after a lorry plowed into...

Adverts For Idris Elba's Bastille Day Movie Pulled In Wake Of Nice Attack

Bastille Day, which stars Elba as a CIA agent trying to foil a bombing in France, was released in an estimated 233 cinemas Wednesday (13Jul16), just a day before the truck attack that unfolded in...

Idris Elba: 'I Haven't Got The Time For Tv Show Top Gear!'

The 43-year-old actor was tipped as a potential presenter of the BBC motoring programme after Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond departed the show. However, self-confessed petrolhead Idris admits that while it would have...

Idris Elba Fights Fear Of Heights To Complete Star Trek Mural

Street artist Jim Vision has spent the past two days creating a massive graffiti wall mural featuring characters from the new Star Trek Beyond film on the side of a pub in central...

Matt Damon: 'Idris Elba Would Make James Bond Franchise Better'

The Oscar winner is reprising his role as super spy Jason Bourne for the fourth time, and while he is still unsure whether he'll be back for another instalment, Matt hopes another famous...

Idris Elba Drunkenly Asked Ben Affleck For Directing Advice

Reports emerged on Wednesday (06Jul16) that the 43-year-old is set to direct a feature film based on Victor Headley's novel Yardie, about a drug mule who goes on the run. Idris...

Kristen Stewart Wants Bond Role

Kristen Stewart wants to be James Bond.The 26-year-old actress would back her 'Equals' co-star Nicholas Hoult to take over from Daniel Craig as the suave spy, but he thinks she'd be an equally good choice.Dismissing...

Idris Elba Fears Burning Out

Idris Elba is worried about burning out.The 43-year-old actor is also a successful DJ and recently signed up to direct his first feature film but Idris worries that the general public will soon get sick...

James Norton Is The New Favourite To Be The Next James Bond

‘War & Peace’ star James Norton has rapidly emerged as the red-hot favourite to land the vacant spot as the next James Bond, with the actor overtaking Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and Aidan Turner in...

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