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Sacha Baron Cohen's Hilarious Stunt Steals The Show At Bafta-la Britannia Awards

By Joe Wilde | 11th November 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen not only left the Beverly Hilton with the highest honour awarded for comedy by the BAFTA-LA ‘s annual Britannia Awards, but also left with the audience either still in shock or holding...

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George Clooney, Sacha Baron Cohen Among Most Colorful Honorees At Bafta La Britannia Awards

By Victoria Pavlova | 10th November 2013

Last night’s BAFTA LA Britannia awards were definitely George Clooney’s time to shine. Except for the prank that actor Sacha Baron Cohen couldn’t help himself from pulling, that is. Clooney and Baron Cohen were both...

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Harper’S Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards 2013

By Michael West | 8th November 2013

It was time for the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 in London on Tuesday night (November 5, 2013) at the famous Claridge’s hotel. The likes of Rita Ora, Victoria Beckham and Mick...

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Predictions Place Thor: The Dark World As The Top Contender For The Us Weekend Box Office

By Victoria Pavlova | 4th November 2013

Thor: The Dark World is nearing its US release – Friday, November 8th, as the primary contender for the weekend box office. In the UK, where the movie was released last week, it raked in...

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Idris Elba Makes 'Mandela' Premiere Despite Mid-air Asthma Attack

By Michael West | 4th November 2013

Idris Elba managed to attend the South African movie of his Nelson Mandela movie Long Walk to Freedom despite being hospitalized following an asthma attack while travelling to the country. The 41-year-old actor was taken...

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South African Premiere Of "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" Preceded By Special Screening For Nelson Mandela

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd November 2013

The Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, saw its most important premiere event recently – a screening in South Africa, attended by the man himself. Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his...

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Idris Elba Hospitalized After Asthma Attack On Airplane

By Nick Hill | 3rd November 2013

Idris Elba was rushed to hospital after he suffered an asthma attack on an airplane headed for South Africa.The British actor, who stars in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' was scheduled to fly to Johannesburg...

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Idris Elba Hospitalised After Suffering Asthma Attack On Way To South Africa

By Joe Wilde | 2nd November 2013

Idris Elba has been admitted to a unspecified UK hospital after suffering an asthma attack whilst on his way to the premiere of new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The Brit-actor suffered the attack...

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National Television Awards Debuts 'Detective Of The Year': Sherlock, Or Luther?

By Michael West | 17th September 2013

Such has been the intense appetite for gritty crime drama in Britain over the past couple of years - thanks to a slew of excellent Scandinavian shows - the National Television Awards has launched a...

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Oscars Talk A Tad Early For Idris Elba's Mandela, Mixed Reviews Damage Chances

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th September 2013

Idris Elba – one of the more exciting actors of his generation – portraying Nelson Mandela – one of the most important men for many generations – sounded like a sure-fire hit. The early reviews...

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Which Film Will Get An Oscars Boost At The Toronto Film Festival 2013?

By Jack de Aguilar | 4th September 2013

The Toronto Film Festival has grown into one of the most important events in the movie calendar. Following the prestigious and glamorous Cannes and Venice festivals, it’s the sheer scale of Toronto’s slate that gives...

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Idris Elba Returns To Screens As The Hardened British Detective 'Luther'

By Michael West | 3rd September 2013

Luther is set to make a return to our screens for the third season. The psychological thriller starring Idris Elba as John Luther will begin as it finished, an intriguing and intense experience for all...

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Idris Elba Returns For 'Luther' Season Three; The Last 'Luther' Season?

By Joe Wilde | 3rd September 2013

It's been almost a year, but we will finally have Detective Chief Inspector John Luther back on our screens tonight; Tuesday 3 September, for more epic, brooding police drama. BBC America will air the first...

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Does A Luther Movie Mean No More Tv Show? Apparently Not... Intrigued

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd September 2013

Idris Elba has hinted that, just because Luther – his popular BBC crime drama – is set to hit the big screen, there may still be some action for small screen fans of the maverick...

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'Luther' Says Goodbye To Television, Is A Movie Adaptation On The Horizon?

By Victoria Pavlova | 29th August 2013

Idris Elba’s time as TV detective John Luther is coming to a close, as the actor moves on to bigger and better things – this year, he has already starred in Pacific Rim and the...

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Predicting The Oscars 2014: Is George Clooney Guaranteed An Academy Award?

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th August 2013

Six months of anticipation for four hours of award giving: that’s what you signed up for. The Oscars 2014 has its host, and now it has its favorites. Which director will be hurtling through an...

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Movie Prequel Will See Idris Elba Continue Luther's Story

By Michael West | 29th August 2013

Neil Cross, the creator of the acclaimed BBC series Luther, starring Idris Elba, has announced plans for a big-screen movie version following the success of the show's third season.Idris Elba as DCI John Luther"I've written...

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Bad News: No More Luther On Tv. Good News: Luther Movie!

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th August 2013

Anyone who enjoys curling up on the sofa in front of the BBC’s Luther will be disappointed; you’ll have to put some clothes on and head to the cinema to see Idris Elba’s next incarnation...

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A Week In Movies: Ford Joins The Expendables, Thor Strikes Back, And Get Ready For The Biopics

By Rich Cline | 9th August 2013

The big news this week was that Harrison Ford will join the Expendables for their third film adventure. Sylvester Stallone tweeted the announcement, then went on to mention that Bruce Willis won't be around this...

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Nelson Mandela Biopic To Debut At Toronto Film Festival

By Jack de Aguilar | 24th July 2013

The highly anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, will premiere in Canada at the Toronto Film Festival. The film – already collecting Oscar momentum – sees Idris Elba take the leading role,...

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In 'Luther' Finale, Everything Is Uncertain, All The Time, Always

By Victoria Pavlova | 24th July 2013

Warning: Spoilers ahead. Last night’s Luther season finale might have been jam-packed with exciting twists and turns, but there’s only one thing anyone really wants to talk about: Alice is back. Fan excitement over the...

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Dramatic Features Rule At This Year's Toronto International Film Fest, Offering An Early Preview Of Oscar Season

By Victoria Pavlova | 24th July 2013

From August: Osage County, to Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the lineup for this year’s Toronto Film Festival looks like one big preview for the Oscars. Among the debuts is the highly anticipated adaptation of...

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As 'Luther' Comes To An End, Idris Elba Looks To A Bright Future

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd July 2013

It’s been less than a meteoric rise to the top for Idris Elba, rather a slow slog, with plenty of hard work and adapting in between. He’s been a top-level drug lord in HBO’s The...

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Tom Hiddleston On 'Thor: The Dark World' Comic-con 'Car Crash' [Video]

By Michael West | 22nd July 2013

Tom Hiddleston was one of the marquee names at this year's Comic Con: San Diego and we caught up with him on the red-carpet to talk about the amazing reception he received during the Thor:...

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First Full Trailer For Ibris Elba's 'Mandela' Biopic Released Online [Watch]

By Joe Wilde | 20th July 2013

In what was definitely a well-timed publicity stunt that had long been discussed, the trailer for Idris Elba's star turn as Nelson Mandela was released in cinemas (and later online) the coincide with the former...

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'Mandela' Theatrical Trailer: Idris Elba's Biggest Challenge Yet

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th July 2013

Idris Elba has played some great characters in his acting career, but none more important, pertinent and challenging that than of Nelson Mandela in Mandela, which has today been handed a fantastic theatrical trailer. Take...

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Brits Take The Lead! 2013 Sees America Ship In Overseas Talent

By Holly Williams | 19th July 2013

It used to be that British actors were traditionally cast by Hollywood filmmakers as villains; in endless kids' Disney flicks we'd hear exaggeratedly posh English voices coming out of the most evil of witches ('Snow...

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Luther Movie Gets Biggest Hint Yet As Idris Elba Talks Plot

By Jack de Aguilar | 15th July 2013

A Luther movie has been mooted for a while now, with British audiences desperate for their favorite crime drama to be realised on the big screen. But it’s not just the fans who want it...

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Us Weekend Box Office Results: 'Grown Ups 2' Defies Critics By Placing Ahead Of 'Pacific Rim'

By Elinor Cosgrave | 15th July 2013

Grown Ups 2 has placed ahead of Pacific Rim in the US Weekend Box Office. Adam Sandler's comedy received highly critical reviews, in contrast with the mixed response Pacific Rim received.Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del...

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Wasted Opportunity As 'Trap For Cinderella' Garners Average Reviews

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th July 2013

Trap For Cinderella - based on the novel Piège pour Cendrillon by Sébastien Japrisot – stars Tuppence Middleton, Alexandra Roach, Kerry Fox, Aneurin Barnard, Frances de la Tour. It tells the story of two friends...

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