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Idris Elba Starts Shooting Directorial Debut 'Yardie'

Idris Elba has started filming his directorial debut 'Yardie'.The 'Guerrilla' actor will be shooting the new film, which is based on the 1992 debut novel by Jamaican-born British writer Victor Headley of the same name,...

Idris Elba's Open Auditions Shut Down By Police

Idris Elba's open auditions were shut down by police after hundreds of wannabe actors turned up.The 'Luther' actor advertised looking for people to star as ''paid extras'' in his latest movie and for them to...

Joanna Lumley Says Idris Elba Isn't Right For James Bond Role

Joanna Lumley doesn't think Idris Elba should become the next James Bond because he doesn't match the description of the character in Ian Fleming's books.The 44-year-old hunk has been put forward as the man to...

Pandemonium In London As Extras Flock To Idris Elba's Open Auditions

It looks like there are a lot of Idris Elba fans living in London. An open casting call for extras for his forthcoming movie had to cancelled this week when hundreds of people flooded the...

Idris Elba And Tom Taylor Make Quite The Team In 'The Dark Tower' Trailer

The full trailer for Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' has finally been unveiled, seeing Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Taylor in the lead roles. It's a dark blend of fantasy, sci-fi and traditional western,...

Carl Weathers Wants To Work With Idris Elba

Carl Weathers wants to work with Idris Elba.The 69-year-old star - who played the loud-mouthed pugilist Apollo Creed opposite Sylvester Stallone in four 'Rocky' films - is a huge fan of BBC police drama 'Luther'...

James Norton Wants Daniel Craig To Continue As Bond

James Norton wants Daniel Craig to do at least another ''three'' 'James Bond' films.The 'Happy Valley' actor is one of the many who are hotly-tipped to become the next suit-wearing spy but he has admitted,...

Idris Elba Was Egged By Racists

Idris Elba used to get eggs thrown at him because he is black.The 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' actor and his classmates were targeted by racists as they got on the bus outside their east...

First Look At The Lead Cast In 'Thor: Ragnarok' [Trailer And Pictures]

It looks like Thor might finally have met his match with the arrival of dark underworld queen Hela. The new trailer for 'Thor: Ragnarok' sees him lose his legendary hammer to her power, and face...

Idris Elba's Surprise Appearance At Skepta Charity Gig

Idris Elba made a surprise appearance at Skepta's charity gig in London on Tuesday night (04.04.17).The 44-year-old actor hit the stage to introduce the grime superstar for his sold-out show at the Islington Assembly Hall,...

Release Date For Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' Pushed Back Again

Coming to fans across the globe later this year, Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' novel has finally been adapted for cinema, starring Idris Elba, Tom Taylor and Matthew McConaughey in the leading roles as The...

Stephen King Sued Over The Dark Tower Character

The writer has been hit with legal action amid claims his protagonist, Roland Deschain, bears striking similarities to The Rook's Restin Dane, a gun-slinging scientific industrialist who travels through time, just like Deschain....

Idris Elba Eyes Rocky Role

Idris Elba would like to star in a film like 'Rocky'.The 44-year-old actor and DJ - who spent a year training to become a professional K1 kickboxer for the documentary 'Fighter' - is now eyeing...

Idris Elba Keeps Turning Down Boxing Films Due To Unimaginative Scripts

ritish actor Idris recently turned his attention to the kickboxing world for Discovery documentary Fighter, where he trained for a year to become a pro in the sport. Hollywood took notice, with Idris admitting his...

Idris Elba: Diversity Has Become A Corny Word

Idris Elba thinks diversity has become a ''corny'' word.The 'Jungle Book' star believes people are getting tired of hearing the term thrown about in relation to the movie and television industry in the UK and...

Idris Elba Starts Directing First Film

Idris Elba has just started his first film-directing job. The 44-year-old actor has kickstarted his new project 'Yardie' - a forthcoming big screen adaptation of the 1992 novel of the same name - and is...

What To Expect From Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' [Pictures]

The forthcoming adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' series is coming this summer starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, but it's not your regular kind of adaptation. The movie will act as something of...

Thandie Newton Bemoans Lack Of Diversity On British Tv

Thandie Newton believes there is a lack of roles for black actors in the UK because of Brits' obsession with period dramas.The 44-year-old actress was born in London, England, but has pursued her career in...

Idris Elba To Take Over Bbc Channel

Bosses at the British broadcaster announced on Wednesday (15Mar17) that the actor, musician and DJ had helped them commission new documentaries, dramas and comedies aimed at young people. The week-long programming experiment,...

Jourdan Dunn All Women Are Equals

Jourdan Dunn says there's no difference between models and 'real women' - because all ladies are the same.The 26-year-old supermodel may have a highly successful catwalk career and be recognised around the world for her...

Zootopia Snares Top Honours At Annie Awards

The star-studded Disney film, which features the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, and Shakira, headed into the Los Angeles ceremony with 11 nominations, and walked away with other big wins...

Idris Elba Gets Valentines Dating Advice From Kids

The Luther actor has teamed up with officials at fundraising website Omaze.com to offer one lucky fan the opportunity to be his Valentine and fly out to an unknown location and get wined and dined...

Idris Elba Wants To Become An Astronaut

Idris Elba wants to go into space.The 'Luther' actor fulfilled a long-held ambition when he trained to be a professional kickboxer for documentary series 'Idris Elba: Fighter' and now hopes the Discovery Channel will also...

Naomie Harris Is In The Dark Over Daniel Craig's Future As 007

Naomie Harris insists she has no idea if Daniel Craig will return as James Bond.The 40-year-old actress may have starred as Moneypenny in the last two outings of the spy franchise, 'Skyfall' and 'Spectre', but...

Tom Hardy 'Can't Comment' On James Bond Role

Tom Hardy ''can't possibly comment'' on whether or not he's in the running to become the next James Bond.The 39-year-old actor has been largely speculated as a contender to take up the role of the...

Idris Elba Praises Work Of Small Films For Ability 'To Educate'

The British actor is no stranger to action-packed parts, appearing in the Thor movies, Pacific Rim and Star Trek Beyond, among others. But Idris, 44, admits that he finds the most satisfaction when he's working...

Idris Elba Had To Change His Diet To Prevent Collapsing

Idris Elba would've collapsed if he hadn't changed his diet while making his new TV documentary.The 44-year-old actor spent months getting himself in peak physical condition to become a professional kickboxer for 'Idris Elba: Fighter'...

Idris Elba Reveals His Mother's Kickboxing Fears

Idris Elba's mother was less than impressed with his decision to try his hand at kickboxing.The 44-year-old actor spent months training to become a fighter for a new TV documentary, but Idris' mother Eve was...

Idris Elba Received Health Warning From Doctor Ahead Of Fighter Documentary

The Thor star received a rude health awakening while consulting with his doctor before shooting Discovery Network series Idris Elba: Fight, which documents the hunk's efforts to become a professional kickboxer in just 12 months.The...

The Weeknd's Marriage Fears

The Weeknd is scared of getting married.The 26-year-old singer - who previously dated Bella Hadid and has recently been romantically linked with Selena Gomez - is keen to start a family one day but is...

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