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Which One Of These Actors Should Play Tupac?

By Sophie Miskiw | 28th March 2014

18 years after the murder of Tupac Shakur the rapper will be bought back to life, this time not by a hologram projector but by an actor. The Tupac biopic is finally in the works,...

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Idris Elba Is Many Things, But Is A Rapper One Of Them?

By Sophie Miskiw | 26th March 2014

Idris Elba is plenty of things, but unfortunately a natural born rapper is not one of them. The Thor: The Dark World actor has been critically acclaimed for his recent roles, including winning the Golden...

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Idris Elba Shows Off Rapping Skills At Mr Hudson Gig

26th March 2014

British actor Idris Elba showcased his rapping skills on Monday night (24Mar14) when he made a surprise appearance on stage with singer/producer Mr Hudson.The musician was launching his latest album at London burlesque club The...

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Andy Serkis Gets His Very Own Precious: 'The Jungle Book'

By Jack de Aguilar | 21st March 2014

Andy Serkis, who hit worldwide notoriety for portraying the character of Gollum in The Lord of The Rings films, is to direct ‘The Jungle Book’ for Warner Bros., who will be under extra pressure to...

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Andy Serkis To Direct The Jungle Book

21st March 2014

Andy Serkis will direct a live-action version of 'The Jungle Book'.The 49-year-old actor has his sights set on the adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic children's story and is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to bring...

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Fruitful Rts Awards Haul For 'Broadchurch' And Olivia Colman

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th March 2014

It was a big but unsurprisingly fertile evening for ITV’s ‘Broadchurch’ at last night’s RTS awards. The detective drama won the best drama serial award, while Olivia Colman picked up the best actress award for...

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Idris Elba Honoured At Royal Television Society Awards

19th March 2014

Actor Idris Elba picked up one of the top prizes at Britain's Royal Television Society Awards in London on Tuesday (18Mar14).The Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star landed the Best Male Actor Award for his...

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What Can We Expect From Disney's New 'Jungle Book' Movie?

By Sophie Miskiw | 10th March 2014

Another childhood classic we all know and love is headed for a complete reboot, but what do we need to know about Disney’s new Jungle Book movie?Who's writing it?The new script will be written by...

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Idris Elba Lands Shere Khan Voice In Live Action 'Jungle Book'

By Jack de Aguilar | 7th March 2014

From the mean streets of Baltimore to Mowgli’s Jungle, Idris Elba’s career path hasn’t exactly been typical of a British actor. But the versatile Hackey-born star is lending his deep, silky tones to the iconic...

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Idris Elba To Voice Shere Khan In The Jungle Book Reboot

7th March 2014

British star Idris Elba is set to voice the killer tiger in an upcoming reboot of The Jungle Book.The actor is reportedly in final negotiations with Disney bosses to portray Shere Khan, the villainous jungle...

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Idris Elba To Voice Tiger In Jungle Book Remake

7th March 2014

Idris Elba will voice tiger Shere Khan in a remake of 'The Jungle Book'. The 41-year-old actor, who recently played the late Nelson Mandela in 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom', has signed up to Disney's...

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Fascinating Fact: 4083768

25th February 2014

Idris Elba's hit British Tv drama Luther is set to be remade for Russian audiences. The Wire star has portrayed a troubled detective in the crime series since 2010, and show producers are currently working...

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Idris Elba Joins Tv Talent Show

16th February 2014

British actor Idris Elba has joined a new Tv talent show.The Wire star will act as a mentor on a new U.K. series called Launching People, which aims to find "food lovers, budding filmmakers, musical...

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Jeremy Piven Admires Tom Hardy's 'Balls'

13th February 2014

Jeremy Piven admires Tom Hardy's ''balls''.The 'Mr Selfridge' star admits that while he has never seen the 'The Dark Knight Rises' actor's manhood, he was inspired by his ''fearless'' approach to acting when they starred...

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Idris Elba Joins Thriller Alive Alone

10th February 2014

Idris Elba has been cast in 'Alive Alone'.The 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' actor will star as male lead Jamal alongside newcomer Sam Worthington in the thriller which is set to begin shooting in March,...

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Idris Elba Embarrassed By Semi-naked Twitter Photo

17th January 2014

British actor Idris Elba was left mortified after mistakenly posting a semi-naked photograph on Twitter.com, because he only intended to send it to a girlfriend.The Wire star was flirting with a female pal via the...

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Idris Elba Shrugs Off Golden Globes Loss

16th January 2014

Idris Elba insists he doesn't mind missing out on a Golden Globe. The 41-year-old actor was nominated for the Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture prize for his portrayal of the late...

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Chris Martin Buys £400k Painting

14th January 2014

Chris Martin spent a staggering £400,000 on a painting.The Coldplay frontman splashed out the huge sum for a one-of-a-kind design by famed street artist Banksy at a fundraiser for Haiti earthquake victims over the weekend....

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Idris Loses Golden Globe Hopes For 'Mandela' And 'Luther'

By Holly Williams | 13th January 2014

Idris Elba loses out on a Golden Globe gong for Best Actor in 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' as Matthew McConaughey takes home the award.No Globe for Idris this year'The Wire' star impressed critics with...

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Chris Martin Spends £400,000 On Banksy Painting

13th January 2014

Chris Martin splashed out £400,000 on a painting.The Coldplay frontman happily forked out the huge sum for a one-of-a-kind design by famed street artist Banksy at a fundraiser for Haiti earthquake victims on Saturday night...

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Idris Elba Began Driving Aged 14

13th January 2014

British actor Idris Elba secretly bought and illegally drove a car when he was aged just 14.The Wire star obtained a Mini Clubman behind his parents' backs and was able to get away with being...

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Idris Elba Questions Naomie Harris Snub

9th January 2014

Idris Elba is confused by Naomie Harris' BAFTA snub.Both 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' stars failed to secure nominations in acting fields for the new biographical drama and Elba is upset that his co-star, who...

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The Things They Say: 4014435

8th January 2014

"I've got to think about a speech because you play someone like Nelson Mandela, you have to say something really important if you win." Actor Idris Elba feels pressure to say something profound at this...

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Idris Elba's Globe Confusion

8th January 2014

Idris Elba doesn't know where to sit at the Golden Globe awards.The 41-year-old actor is nominated for Best Actor prizes for his work on both his movie 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' and TV miniseries...

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The Things They Say: 4013463

8th January 2014

"I have a little bit of a crush on Jennifer Lawrence at the moment. Beautiful." Actor Idris Elba has the hots for The Hunger Games star.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor: Oscar Buzz Is Nice

8th January 2014

Chiwetel Ejiofor doesn't want to demean his role in '12 Years a Slave' by discussing awards buzz.The 36-year-old actor has been heavily tipped for an Oscar for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in the new...

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Idris Elba Aroused By Bow Ties

6th January 2014

Idris Elba gets aroused by wearing a bow tie. The 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' actor joked that getting dressed up in fancy suits for the forthcoming awards season turns him on, especially when he...

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Idris Elba Spent Hours In Make-up For Mandela Role

6th January 2014

Idris Elba spent hours in make-up every day for 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'. The 41-year-old actor - who plays the late South African president Nelson Mandela in the biopic about his life - spent...

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Idris Elba Wanted To Show 'Real' Mandela

5th January 2014

Idris Elba wanted to portray Nelson Mandela as a ''real'' person.The British actor was conscious of emphasising the human side of the late anti-apartheid campaigner in new biopic, 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom', by showing...

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The Things They Say: 4009803

3rd January 2014

"Playing Nelson Mandela has made me wanna do a lot more." Actor Idris Elba plans to become a force for good after portraying the late human rights icon in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

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