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Idris Seen As Evil Warlord In Netflix Movie 'Beasts Of No Nation'

Idris Elba depicts an evil warlord in the newly released trailer for upcoming Netflix movie 'Beasts of No Nation'.The 42-year-old actor plays the central character - known as Commandant - who is a leader of...

Eddie Redmayne, Kristen Stewart And Idris Elba To Compete At Venice Film Festival

Oscar-winning actor Redmayne plays Einar Wegener, one of the first people to undergo a sex change operation, in The Danish Girl, which will compete for the festival's top trophy against the futuristic love...

Benicio Del Toro To Play Villain In Star Wars: Episode Viii

Benicio del Toro is in talks to play the main villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'.The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor is being lined up to play a baddie in the sci-fi sequel, insiders have...

Duran Duran Want Kanye West For Bond Theme

Duran Duran want Kanye West to do the next James Bond theme.The 'Hungry Like The Wolf' hitmakers have suggested the 38-year-old musician should follow in Adele's footsteps by rapping the theme to the forthcoming James...

Snoop Dogg Prompts Fear Of Chaos At U.k. Festival

The rapper has been unveiled as the mystery 'special guest' at the Mutiny Festival this weekend (17-19Jul15) but the news has angered many of those living in nearby Fontwell, West Sussex. They...

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

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...

Idris Elba Confirmed For Star Trek Beyond

Idris Elba will appear in 'Star Trek Beyond'.The 42-year-old star - who was rumoured to be starring as a villain in the sci-fi sequel - confirmed he will be taking up a role in the...

Little Mix Want A Spice World-style Movie

Little Mix want to make their own 'Spice World'-inspired movie.The 'Black Magic' hitmakers - made up of Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall - have confessed they'd love to follow in the...

Netflix Announces Premiere Dates For First Batch Of Original Films

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...

Idris Elba Almost Passed Out During Aerobatic Stunt

The Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star faced his fear of heights to fly a small plane and complete 360-degree loops and twists in preparation for an aerobatic competition during the series....

Idris Elba Kept Tv Show Stunts A Secret From Family

The Wire star takes on rally driving, tries to break a land speed record, and flies an aerobatic plane in his new TV series Idris Elba: No Limits, and he admits the stunts...

Daniel Radcliffe Named Rear Of The Year 2015

Daniel Radcliffe has been named Rear Of The Year 2015.The 25-year-old actor, who's best known for his starring role in the 'Harry Potter' franchise, beat the likes of Idris Elba and 'Fifty Shades of Grey'...

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

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...

Idris Elba Has 'No Idea' If He'll Play James Bond

Idris Elba has ''no idea'' whether he'll be the next James Bond.The 42-year-old actor - who previously starred as former South African President Nelson Mandela in ' Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' - has been...

Channing Tatum: Don't Have An American James Bond

Channing Tatum would love to be the next James Bond - but says the secret agent ''shouldn't be an American''.The 35-year-old actor - who plays an undercover cop in the 'Jump Street' franchise - has...

Idris Elba Feels Like A Fashion Lottery Winner

Idris Elba feels like he's ''won the lottery'' since launching a fashion line with Superdry. The 'Prometheus' star partnered with the popular high street clothing brand to produce a 250 premium-piece collection that launched last...

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

‘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...

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

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...

Idris Elba Pulls Out Of Dj Gig Over Film Scheduling Issues

The Wire star was booked to perform on the first night of the Forbidden Fruit festival in Dublin, but he has withdrawn his name. A spokesperson for the event says, "Idris had...

Tilda Swinton Set For Doctor Strange Role

Tilda Swinton is in talks to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Doctor Strange'.The 54-year-old actress is up for the role as The Ancient One, who is traditionally depicted as a man, in the Marvel Studios...

Idris Elba Heading To Glastonbury

The Wire star, who performs under the name Driis, was set to DJ at the iconic music event in England in 2014, but he scrapped his show just days before he was due...

Tinie Tempah Wants To Star In Movies

Tinie Tempah has his sights set on acting in films.The 26-year-old rapper - whose last single 'Lover Not A Fighter' failed to reach the UK Top 10 - has revealed that he's keen to train...

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

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.Idris...

Idris Elba Breaks British Land Speed Record

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...

Idris Elba Sets Land Speed Record

The Wire star beat the flying mile record by reaching speeds of 180 miles (290 kilometres) per hour in a Bentley Continental GT Speed on the Pendine Sands in Wales, where legendary race...

So Here's Why Loki Is Not In 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron', According To Joss Whedon

Did you walk away from Avengers: Age of Ultron feeling a little less than satisfied? Like perhaps there was a big Loki shaped hole in the movie and when it was all over you felt...

'Star Trek 3' Titled 'Star Trek Beyond', Details On Elba's Character

The third instalment of Paramount's rebooted Star Trek franchise is to be titled Star Trek Beyond, according to TrekMovie.com, who say the name has been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).Idris Elba...

Idris Elba Will Continue Making Music 'No Matter What'

Idris Elba will continue to make music regardless of ''whether people love it or not''.The 42-year-old entertainer - who splits his time between acting and making music - doesn't think he's escaped the actor-turned-musician stigma,...

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

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.Idris Elba says...

Idris Elba Dropped From Record Label

In November (14), the British star released his debut album Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela, inspired by the South African leader he portrayed in 2013 biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, on the...

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