10:26 AM EDT 05/15/2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted 12/27/2014 04:15PM
Idris Elba, you aren't helping your cause!
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?
Originally posted 10/09/2014 09:00PM
The 42-year-old actor is busy getting in shape for his new film Bastille Day
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.
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.
Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:40PM
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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