Idris Elba

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  • Birth Name: Idrissa Elba
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/06/1972, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; DJ; rapper
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Idris Elba Responds to James Bond Speculation in the Most Perfect Way

Thanks to the Sony hackIdris Elba has found himself in the middle of a storm of speculation that he's going to be cast as the next James Bond. But he's dismissing the notion for now.

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Rush Limbaugh Condemns Idris Elba as the Next Bond Because He's Black

Of all the incriminating Sony emails leaked in the hack, the one Rush Limbaugh took the most issue with? The fact that executives suggested Idris Elba as the next James Bond.

During his show this week, Limbaugh brought up the exchange and immediately rejected the idea because the Luther star is black. "James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming, a former spy, MI6, and James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming.  He was white and Scottish, period. That is who James Bond is," the host said.  "But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland.  But that's not who James Bond is, and I know it's racist to probably even point this out."

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Yet he continued, "We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond is white. Bond was never black. Ian Fleming never created a black Brit to play James Bond. The character was always white. He was always Scottish. He always drank vodka shaken not stirred and all that."

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The BBC Revives Luther for New Two-Part Miniseries

You cannot kill Idris Elba. Well, except for that one time.

The actor is set to reprise his role as detective John Luther, a man whose "brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions," in a new Luther miniseries, the BBC announced Wednesday.

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Takers (Trailer 2)
Pacific Rim: Charlie Hunnam & Idris Elba Interview
Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance: Bagg
The Losers: Pick-Up

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 NBC News Special TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 No Good Deed Movie, Actor - Colin
2014 No Good Deed Movie, Exec. Producer
2013 Mandela Movie, Actor - Nelson Mandela
2013 Idris Elba TV Show Series, Host

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When Will It End? Fox Is Now Planning a Remake of Luther

Fox is continuing its anglophilic development tendencies with a remake of the BBC's Luther, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston to Appear in Avengers Sequel

Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston will return for Avengers: Age of Ulton, according to The Telegraph

Over the weekend, Elba spilled to the paper that the two had filmed a scene for the anticipated sequel. "I'm in Avengers," he said. "And I'm doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth [who plays Thor] and Tom Hiddleston [Loki], and they're like, [whispers] — 'Aren't you in Ibiza?'" Elba had spent all summer in the Spanish city as a club DJ.

Marvel announces new film slate and release dates for Guardians of the Galaxy 2Captain America 3 and more

Elba played Heimdell in the Thor films, but was not in the original Avengers film. The upcoming sequel hits theatres May 1, 2015.

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5 Things We Learned at The Wire Reunion: Will the Show Ever Come Back?

In an age where television is dominated by reboots, re-imaginings and "event series" sequels, there is at least one acclaimed show you shouldn't expect to see back on your TV screen: HBO's The Wire.

Despite being considered by critics and legions of adoring fans (many of whom never watched the show during its actual low-rated run) to be the greatest TV drama of all time, co-creator and executive producer David Simon made it abundantly during a reunion panel at New York PaleyFest Thursday night that he has no interest in... read more

Box Office: No Good Deed Opens at No. 1

No Good Deed, the new thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, bumped Guardians of the Galaxy out of the top spot at the box office this weekend, opening at No. 1 with $24.5 million, Box Office Mojo reports.

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Binge Saturday: The Wire

Running out of things to watch this summer? Look no further than The Wire, arguably the greatest TV drama of all time.

The HBO series from David Simon may look like a cop show at first blush, but it's actually an epic drama about the pitfalls of modern American democracy. It tracks the Baltimore police department's efforts... read more

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