All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Idris Elba’

Laura Prepon: “Orange is the New Black” Star Talks Diversity at SAG Awards

Laura Prepon and her Orange is the New Black cast mates celebrated a big win at the SAG Awards this weekend, accepting the award for the Best Ensemble in a TV Comedy. Thank u to my fellow actor @SAGawards & thank u to our fans! Honored & grateful @OITNB @netflix #myheartwasracing pic.twitter.com/YmHsL9FiX9 — Laura Prepon (@LauraPrepon) January 31, 2016 To …

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Idris Elba: Why Double Nominee Was Ordered to Skip Sunday’s Golden Globes

Idris Elba received two nominations for tonight’s Golden Globes, but he has been ordered to skip the event. Why? “On doctor’s orders [he] can not get on a plane to attend the Golden Globes,” a rep for Idris Elba tells Entertainment Tonight. Here's why @IdrisElba has been ordered to skip the #GoldenGlobes by doctors: https://t.co/9PTZUwKUcB pic.twitter.com/DdTgEGUOnm — EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) January …

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Idris Elba Is Opening for Madonna in Berlin

Idris Elba has a new gig. No, it’s not James Bond or a The Wire prequel. You might not know that apart from his acting chops, Elba moonlights as a DJ – and he’s putting that talent to work for a pretty huge act. Madonna has announced that Idris Elba will be opening for her at her Berlin show Tuesday …

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James Bond Going Gay Sounds Like A Good Idea To Pierce Brosnan

Over the years, Ian Fleming’s James Bond has been portrayed as a heterosexual man who loves to drink and chase after women. The stereotype was challenged recently, when Bond actor Pierce Brosnan was asked in an interview with Details, if there is any possibility of seeing a gay James Bond in cinemas soon. The actor who starred in four Bond …

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Idris Elba Loses Title Of ‘Black James Bond’ To British-Nigerian Actor David Oyelowo

James Bond has found its new actor — well, kind of. For months, rumors circulated that Idris Elba would play the first black James Bond, replacing actor Daniel Craig. However, Elba denied all the rumors. He may have disqualified himself by saying he is a little too old to be playing James Bond. Well, now there’s another James Bond. The lucky guy …

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Idris Elba: Speed Loving Actor Breaks ‘Flying Mile’ Record In Bentley

Idris Elba has long been known for his need for speed, and now the British actor can add another feather to his racing cap with his new “flying mile” speed record. The Thor actor smashed the 88-year-old record that was previously set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927 at Pendine Sands, a beach in South Wales that has long been …

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Idris Elba Doing More Luther Episodes. No Word on Alice.

Idris Elba may not end up being the next James Bond. But he’ll always be Stringer Bell to us here in the States. And he’ll always be DCI John Luther to our cousins across the pond. While Luther was a hit in the UK, it caught a new lease on life here in the US when the show hit BBC …

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Idris Elba Tweets About 007; Rush Limbaugh Can Shut Up

Word on the street has been that Idris Elba could be tapped to play James Bond in the future. According to emails stolen in the recent big Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, studio co-chairman Amy Pascal wants Idris Elba for the role of James Bond once Daniel Craig’s run is over. Ever since the rumor surfaced, response has been shocking. Some …

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Idris Elba: Could Stringer Bell Be the Next James Bond?

Idris Elba got loads of critical acclaim when he lit up HBO’s The Wire in the role of Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell. Elba portrayed the Baltimore area drug lord for three seasons on the show that many have joked was the most-talked-about television series until Breaking Bad. What many diehard American viewers did not realize was that Elba was English. And …

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Idris Elba To Release Album Inspired By “Luther”

Idris Elba is reportedly working on an album inspired by his character on the TV show Luther. In the BBC crime drama, Elba plays John Luther, who is a detective battling his demons. It’s been announced that BBC will be airing a two-part special next year, with Elba on board. There are also rumors that the show will be adapted …

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Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston Join ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Cast

Idris Elba let the cat out of the bag over the weekend. The Thor star spilled the beans during an interview with the U.K.’s The Telegraph that he and Tom Hiddleston will appear in next May’s Avengers sequel. Elba, 42, who has played the Asgard guardian Heimdall in both Thor and Thor: The Dark World, didn’t divulge very much about …

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Idris Elba Will Perform At Glastonbury Festival

It will probably come as a shock to most people who do not follow Idris Elba’s career incredibly closely, but he also operates as a musician, and will be appearing at the Glastonbury Festival in 2014. Idris Elba is mostly known for his acting, and he was most recently seen in the Academy Award-nominated film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom …

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Charlize Theron Leads Celebrities in Mandela Tribute

After the sad news spread that Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday at the age of 95, mourners from around the world showed the Nobel Peace Prize Winner a lot of love and respect. Appreciation and gratitude for all that Mandela did to stop apartheid in South Africa, including giving up his own freedom, was sincerely expressed by the Hollywood community. …

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Idris Elba to Attend White House Screening for “Mandela”

Famed actor Idris Elba has definitely had a lot on his plate lately. With two films in post-production, one currently filming, and another two in pre-production, it’s safe to say he’s a busy man. However, there’s yet another film in particular that has caught a vast amount of media attention – “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” Elba stars in the …

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Idris Elba Attends “Mandela” Premiere After Hospitalization For Asthma Attack

Not even a brief stay in the hospital can keep Idris Elba away from doing his job. On Friday, Elba suffered an asthma attack after boarding a flight set for South Africa. He was immediately taken to a hospital in the United Kingdom. “I’ve battled asthma most of my life and it just overwhelmingly took me down on Friday while …

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