Idris Elba

UK TV: IDRIS ELBA TO APPEAR AS JUDGE ON NEW SKY 1 TALENT SHOW

The Voice reports that actor Idris Elba will appear as a judge on a new Sky 1 talent show titled Launching People.  The purpose of the show is to ‘turn people’s dreams of making films, music, food and other passions into reality’. When asked about the project Idris said: I want to find a person to tell a story and inspire others. They might have an idea that they’re not quite sure how to take to the next level. If I represent anything, […]

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BLACK BRITISH ACTORS IDRIS ELBA AND CHIWETEL EJIOFOR RECEIVE GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS

Black British stars Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor have both received ‘Best Actor’ Golden Globes nominations. Chitwetel has been nominated for his role in the epic ’12 Years A Slave’ and Idris for his portrayal of the late South African leader Nelson Mandela in the biopic ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’. Congratulations to them both. I think Chitwetel will take home the award in 2014, he plays a slave in the harrowing ’12 years’, a role like that (and other roles that depict some form […]

BRITISH ACTOR IDRIS ELBA MISTAKEN FOR ACTRESS ALFRE WOODARD

Apologies for the late posting of this madness. After black Twitter users spotted this mistake and then accused Armani of racism, the Italian fashion house swiftly removed the post, but a few websites managed to screen shot the post before it disappeared. Last week Giorgio Armani posted a photograph on their Instagram page of American actress Alfre Woodard along with the caption: “Idris Elba posing in a gorgeous Giorgio @armani dress at the 5th Annual Governors Awards.” Hahahahahahahaha. Okay, so there are some […]

QUOTE OF THE DAY: IDRIS ELBA

“I’m so bored of answering that. Are there differences between black actors’ opportunities and white actors’ opportunities? Yes, there are. It’s been said. I’d rather a young black actor read about success as opposed to how tough it was. I get these roles because I can act and that’s it. Hopefully that’s it. The less I talk about being black, the better. [Via Vulture]

IDRIS ELBA TO PLAY NELSON MANDELA IN NEW BIOPIC

It has been confirmed that award-winning British actor Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela in the up and coming biopic Long Walk To Freedom. The film will chronicle Mandela’s early life and the 27 years he spent in prison. There is no stopping Idris! Congratulations.

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