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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...

Zoe Saldana Backs Idris Elba As Bond

Zoe Saldana thinks Idris Elba is ''one of the sexiest men alive''.The 38-year-old actress believes the 'Jungle Book' actor is the perfect person to take over from Daniel Craig as iconic British spy James Bond...

Idris Elba's Directorial Debut

Idris Elba is set to make his directorial debut with 'Yardie'. The movie is an adaptation of Victor Headley's novel which follows the rise of a young Jamaican drug courier in London's underworld in the...

Idris Elba, John Boyega And Michael B. Jordan Join Academy After Oscars Diversity Row

Idris Elba, John Boyega and Michael B. Jordan are among the 683 new Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members. The Academy has also invited stars including Brie Larson, Kate Beckinsale, Alicia Vikander and...

Pacific Rim 2 For Release In 2018

'Pacific Rim 2' is set for release in 2018.The follow-up to Guillermo Del Toro's robot monster fight flick has been plagued with delays, but it has now been announced that it will drop on February...

Scott Eastwood In Talks For Pacific Rim Sequel

Clint Eastwood's son is said to be in talks with producers at Legendary Pictures to star alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega in the sequel to the 2013 action/sci-fi, which...

John Boyega Hopes To Spark Change Within The Academy

Earlier this year the Academy sparked a fierce backlash after the 2016 Oscars, due to the lack of diversity seen among the nominees. Stars like Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband Will boycotted the annual...

America Ferrera And Idris Elba Join Film Academy Following Oscars's Diversity Criticism

Members of the Academy were at the centre of controversy when African-Americans notably failed to grab nominations in the four major Oscars categories, prompting anger in the Hollywood community over the lack of...

Idris Elba Launches Competition For Budding Screenwriters

The Luther actor's production company Green Door Pictures has launched a competition for U.K. residents looking to pen scripts for the small screen, called the Write to Green Light initiative. Its aim is to find...

Movie Fans Petition Against Leonardo Dicaprio's Rumi Casting

Over 7,000 people have signed the petition calling on filmmakers to cast a Middle Eastern actor in the biopic about the 13th century scholar, instead of The Revenant star.DiCaprio is reportedly currently the first choice...

Idris Elba Powered Through Four Hours Of Make-up For Star Trek Beyond

The Luther actor is unrecognisable as evil alien Krall in the upcoming Sci-Fi movie franchise, which sees Justin take over directing duties from J.j. Abrams. Krall is hell-bent on attacking the crew of the USS...

Idris Elba Pulls Out Of Glastonbury Festival Gig

The Wire star was due to perform at the Silver Hayes dance area of the famous British music festival, which officially begins on Friday (24Jun16), but his schedule on fantasy film The Dark...

Kate Winslet And Idris Elba To Join Forces In The Mountain Between Us

The 40-year-old actress, who shot to fame in 1997 following the release of her tragic love affair epic Titanic, is set to touch hearts yet again alongside the 43-year-old Beasts of No Nation hunk, who...

Stephen Frears: 'Even Hugh Grant Gets Anxious'

The British director, who helmed 1988's Dangerous Liaisons and 2013's Philomena, has spoken about what it is like to work with A-list actors and admits some stars require an additional confidence boost from time to...

Simon Pegg Drew On Comedy Skills For Star Trek Beyond

The British actor joined the likes of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana in becoming a part of the new lineup, which was reprised seven years after 2002's Star Trek Nemisis. Simon plays engineer...

Idris Elba And Macklemore's Dance Off Video Is A Twitter Hit

The British actor and musician features at the beginning of the video, dressed ostentatiously in a black and white fur coat and Homburg hat. And The Jungle Book star, who is listed...

Idris Elba And His Rumoured Ex-girlfriend Put On United Front At Baftas

Idris Elba set tongues wagging about the state of his relationship at the BAFTAs last night (Sunday May 8) when he appeared on the red carpet with his supposed former girlfriend, 28-year-old make-up artist, Naiyana...

Idris Elba Takes Ex-girlfriend To Bafta Tv Awards

The British star and Naiyana Garth, the mother of his 23-month-old son Winston, reportedly called it quits after three years of dating in February (16), when reports suggested Idris had moved out of...

Tom Hiddleston: 'Being Happy Is A Choice, Not A Natural State'

The two actors are both known for their positive outlooks and laid-back natures, much to the delight of both fans and interviewers. However, 35-year-old Tom disagrees with people who claim his enthusiasm and optimistic outlook...

George Lazenby Backs Idris Elba For Bond

The 76-year-old actor starred as the super sleuth in just one film in the franchise - On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969. As Daniel Craig reportedly prepares to leave the part, Idris is one...

Beasts Of No Nation And Transparent Nab Peabody Awards

The top picks in the Entertainment and Children's categories were announced on Friday (22Apr16), with other honourees including comedy shows Black-ish and Aziz Ansari's Master of None, and dramas like Mr. Robot, The...

Richard Madden Scored Sympathy For Bastille Day Character

The Game of Thrones star appears in the action flick as Michael Mason, a young con artist who embarks on an anti-terrorist mission in France alongside a former CIA agent (Idris Elba). Richard's alter ego...

Idris Elba Brought His Focussed Attitude To Bastille Day

He essentially plays an American version of the rogue superspy on the trail of a terrorist in Paris alongside Richard Madden, a fellow Brit also playing American on-screen. Elba is quick to point out that...

Nicki Minaj Makes Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential List

Nicki Minaj has appeared in TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world alongside Kendrick Lamar, Adele and Idris Elba. The rap star’s entry was introduced by her former mentor Lil Wayne,...

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