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Idris Elba Broke the U.K. Land Speed Record in a Bentley, Because of Course He Did

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Idris Elba Broke the U.K. Land Speed Record in a Bentley, Because of Course He Did

Originally posted 05/08/2015 02:20PM

Is there anything Idris Elba can't do?

As part of his Discovery Channel miniseries Idris Elba: No Limits, the Luthor actor broke the "Flying Mile" U.K. land speed record that was last set in 1927 by Sir Malcolm Campbell, according to a press release from Bentley, which was more than happy to take credit for the historic event.

Elba, 42, hit a top speed of 180.361 mph – the existing record was 174.8 mph – behind the wheel of a Continental GT Speed.

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Simon Pegg Writing 'Kick-Ass' Role for Idris Elba for Star Trek 3

Originally posted 04/23/2015 02:30AM

[YOUTUBE "YWHD4oInvsQ" "auto"] Idris Elba could be boldly going where no man has gone before, playing a brand new character in the next Star Trek film.

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Idris Elba Blames Daniel Craig for All Those James Bond Rumors

Idris Elba Blames Daniel Craig for All Those James Bond Rumors

Originally posted 04/08/2015 07:10PM

Idris Elba says there's one man to blame for all the rumors flying around that he might be the next James Bond.

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Did Roger Moore Really Say Idris Elba Wasn't English Enough to Play James Bond?

Did Roger Moore Really Say Idris Elba Wasn't English Enough to Play James Bond?

Originally posted 03/29/2015 02:30PM

Veteran actor Roger Moore found himself in a cloud of controversy over recent comments that James Bond should be played by an "English-English" actor, as opposed to Cuba Gooding Jr. – or, it seemed, Idris Elba.

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Does Idris Elba Think He's Too Scruffy to Play James Bond?

Does Idris Elba Think He's Too Scruffy to Play James Bond?

Originally posted 12/27/2014 04:15PM

Idris Elba, you aren't helping your cause!

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Idris Elba Talks About His New Album, mi Mandela

Idris Elba Talks About His New Album, mi Mandela

Originally posted 12/08/2014 03:20PM

You're probably familiar with Idris Elba, the actor. But are you familiar with Idris Elba the DJ? The guitarist? The house music buff?

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Whoa! Idris Elba Posts Sexy Shirtless Gym Video

Whoa! Idris Elba Posts Sexy Shirtless Gym Video

Originally posted 10/09/2014 09:00PM

The 42-year-old actor is busy getting in shape for his new film Bastille Day

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Idris Elba: Nicolas Cage Once Spent the Night in Dracula's Castle

Idris Elba: Nicolas Cage Once Spent the Night in Dracula's Castle

Originally posted 09/22/2014 02:00PM

Idris Elba's Reddit AMA provided a few key facts about Elba's career. He would totally play James Bond, and he loves Mary Poppins, but perhaps most importantly, it added a crucial detail to the ever-expanding web that is The Nicolas Cage Mythos. Elba talked about an odd incident that occurred while the two were shooting Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance together in Romania in 2010.

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Idris Elba Would 'Absolutely' Play James Bond | Idris Elba

Idris Elba Would 'Absolutely' Play James Bond

Originally posted 09/21/2014 03:10PM

Idris Elba participated in an "Ask Me Anything" Q&A on Reddit Saturday, and he explained a little about his role-selection process, upcoming projects and favorite Disney film.

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Why Luther Should Win an Emmy – in One Scene

Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:40PM

WARNING: Video contains profanity and violence

Neither Luther nor Idris Elba have won an Emmy yet. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, that is a crime greater than any the show addressed during its three-season run. Elba picked up a Golden Globe in 2012 for it, but considering the most recent season of Luther is the last, the time is now to reward the actor and the show.

For three seasons, Elba so fully inhabited Luther's gray car coat that we're not really sure where the character began and where Elba ended, which is really worrisome, because that's also what we thought about his portrayal of Baltimore drug lord Stringer Bell in The Wire.

The scene above is gripping, unsettling and must have been taxing to film. In short, it's everything great TV is supposed to be, and the perfect example of why Luther, showrunner Neil Cross and Elba all deserve to walk home with Emmys on Monday night.

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