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Prince Charles: I'm Fashionable Once Every 25 Years

Prince Charles has poked fun at himself for being ''fashionable once every 25 years'', admitting he is like a ''stopped clock''. The Prince of Wales thought he had been given an ''ill-deserved fashion award'' when...

Goldie Thinks Idris Elba Would Be 'Too Easy To Spot' As James Bond

Goldie thinks Idris Elba sticks out from the crowd too much to play James Bond.The 52-year-old star - who played a Bond villain in 'The World Is Not Enough' - has insisted it would be...

Idris Elba: Directing Was A Nerve-wrecking Experience

Idris Elba admits directing his first movie was a ''nerve-wrecking'' experience.The London-born actor has made his directorial debut with the new crime drama 'Yardie' and Idris has admitted that in spite of the success he's...

Most Powerful Culturally Diverse Movies Of The Last Five Years

It's hard to believe that it's 2018 and Hollywood still occasionally struggles to produce culturally diverse films to represent people of all backgrounds. On the other hand, the last decade - and in particular the...

Idris Elba Admits Becoming A Director Is 'Cliched'

Idris Elba admits becoming a director is a ''bit of a cliched journey''.The 45-year-old actor has made his directorial debut with the new crime movie 'Yardie', and Idris has revealed it's something he's always aspired...

Idris Elba Says Directorial Debut Will Influence His Acting

Idris Elba says directing his first movie has caused him to reconsider his approach to acting.The London-born star has helmed the new crime drama 'Yardie', and Idris has admitted that the experience has led him...

Idris Elba To Collaborate With A$ap Rocky

Idris Elba wants to collaborate with A$AP Rocky.The 'Luther' star is certainly no stranger to the music scene as he's previously worked with Skepta and opened for Madonna at a Berlin stop of her 'Rebel...

Idris Elba Admits He Doesn't Know What The Mcu Is

Idris Elba doesn't know what the ''MCU'' is.The 45-year-old actor has starred in the 'Thor' and 'Avengers' movies, but he still doesn't understand the meaning of the abbreviation, which stands for Marvel Cinematic Universe.During an...

Cary Fukunaga Says He Was Ditched For It Due To Studio Fears

Cary Fukunaga thinks he was ditched as the director of 'It' because the studio feared he would go rogue.The 41-year-old filmmaker wrote the script for the 2017 horror movie and he was also set to...

Stephen Graham Thinks Directing Is Tough

Stephen Graham has been put off becoming a director after seeing how hard Idris Elba worked on his directorial debut 'Yardie'.Idris stepped behind the camera for the crime drama, which is based on the novel...

Idris Elba Says The World Isn't Ready For A Black Bond

Idris Elba believes the world isn't ready for the first black James Bond. The London-born actor has been heavily linked to the coveted role - currently played by Daniel Craig - but although he is...

Idris Elba Rules Himself Out As Next James Bond Actor

There’s been big changes today in the future of the James Bond movies, with Idris Elba ruling himself out after weeks of recent speculation that he might be the next 007, on the same day...

The Lowdown On 'Bond 25': Danny Boyle's Out And Idris Is The Word On The Street

Fans everywhere are wondering if they'll see the hugely anticipated 25th James Bond movie by the Fall of 2019 after all, as producers announce a huge shift in direction. Danny Boyle is no longer on...

Idris Elba Wants Trilogy From Yardie

Idris Elba wants to make a ''Jamaican 'Godfather' trilogy'' out of his new movie 'Yardie'.The 45-year-old actor made his directorial debut on the crime drama film - which is set to hit cinema screens in...

Idris Elba's Royal Wedding Highlight

Idris Elba has admitted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding was one of the ''highlights'' of his life.The 45-year-old actor was among the guests when Prince Harry married former actress Meghan Markle in May...

Pierce Brosnan Says Bond Franchise Has Lost Its Humour

Pierce Brosnan thinks James Bond movies have lost all of their humour. The 65-year-old actor - who starred as the iconic British spy from 1995 to 2002 - has bemoaned the direction the money-spinning film...

Idris Elba Djs At Superdry Co-founded Pal's Wedding

Idris Elba DJ-ed at the wedding of his Superdry co-founder pal Julian Dunkerton. The 45-year-old actor span the decks after the 53-year-old businessman - who is said to have amassed a £366 million fortune -...

Idris Elba Is 'Observant' Actor

Idris Elba is a very ''observant'' actor.The 'Luther' star has made the transition from acting to directing and believes he has picked up a lot of tips from other directors he has worked with in...

Idris Elba To Star In Ghetto Cowboy

Idris Elba is to produce and star in 'Ghetto Cowboy'.The 45-year-old actor will appear in the movie, which is based on the book of the same name by Greg Neri, and Ricky Staub will make...

"Door Open" For A Black James Bond Actor, Idris Elba Tagged As Favourite Once Again

Having kicked the discussions over the next James Bond into the long grass by having Daniel Craig back for one last film, the film’s bosses have reportedly decided that the path will be clear for...

Idris Elba 'Is Still In The Frame To Play James Bond'

Idris Elba is still in the frame to become the next James Bond.The London-born actor has been persistently linked with the coveted role over recent years and movie boss Barbara Broccoli has reportedly told...

Idris Elba Will 'Redefine' Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Idris Elba is planning to ''reinvent'' 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' with his own unique twist on the story.The 'Yardie' filmmaker will be at the helm of the blockbuster - based on Victor Hugo's 1831...

Idris Elba's FiancéE Is Being Attacked By His Fans

Idris Elba's fiancée is being bullied by his fans. The 'Luther' star proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre in February and, although he pre-warned her that she may be targeted by his adoring supporters, he...

Dwayne Johnson Is Embracing Idris Elba's 'Sexiness'

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is happy to embrace Idris Elba's ''sexiness''.The 46-year-old actor is set to star alongside Idris, 45, in the next movie in the money-spinning 'Fast and Furious' franchise, and Dwayne has insisted...

Idris Elba Will Play The Villain In 'Fast & Furious' Spinoff

Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) will be making their 'Fast & Furious' return in a spinoff movie aptly titled 'Hobbs and Shaw', set for release in August 2019, and now some...

Idris Elba To Star In Hobbs And Shaw

Idris Elba is to star in 'Hobbs and Shaw'.The 45-year-old actor will play the villain in the 'Fast and Furious' spinoff, which will star Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the titular roles.Announcing the news...

Who Is James Bks? Idris Elba Unveils The First Signing On His New Label

Twelve years after dropping his debut EP 'Big Man', Idris Elba has finally launched a record label of his very own. And not only that, but he's also announced the label's first ever signing: James...

Idris Elba Launches Record Label

Idris Elba has launched his own record label. The 'Luther' star may be best known for playing the near-genius murder detective in the British crime drama, but he has been making subtle waves in the...

Pierce Brosnan Backs Tom Hardy As The Next Bond

Pierce Brosnan is backing Tom Hardy as the next James Bond.The 65-year-old actor - who starred as the iconic British agent from 1995 until 2002 - has heaped praise on Daniel Craig for his performances...

Amazon Studios Head Promises 'The Dark Tower' Tv Series Isn't "Dead"

Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' book series is one of the most popular franchises the author has put together. Unfortunately, when the story made the move to the big screen last year, with Idris Elba...

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