Idris Elba

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.

BROWN PAPER DOLLS & IDRIS ELBA PRESENT ‘MILK + HONEY’ (EPISODE 1)

The highly anticipated first episode of online series Milk + Honey is finally here. The series follows the spiritual, professional and romantic journeys of four young and ambitious women navigating the lights, smoke and mirrors of Hollywood. The series is executive produced by British actor Idris Elba and Brown Paper Dolls.  (www.milkandhoneyseries.com)            Via Scene TV Blog

UK MUSIC: IDRIS ELBA AKA DRIIS – PRIVATE GARDEN

British actor Idris Elba aka Driis has turned his attention to music again. The single Private Garden is produced by 9th Wonder. Via Soul Culture Private Garden isn’t a terrible single and it’s well produced, but I’ve said this before and I will say it again Idris should stick to what he is really good at – ACTING! Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK TV: DOCUMENTARY – HOW HIP HOP CHANGED THE WORLD

Idris Elba reveals the defining moments in street music and culture over the last 35 years, featuring rare archive material, seminal music videos and insight from Hip Hop stars. The documentary airs on Channel 4,  Friday August 12th, 10.25pm I just hope Idris has the good sense to stay away from the mic during this documentary. I don’t want to hear him rapping again.