Idris Elba


Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

The problem with Hollywood Mandelas

More important than the inaccuracies (and makeup malfunctions) is what "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (which stars Idris Elba) erases. Among its elisions are the Cold War, communism (the South African Communist Party recently confirmed that Mandela was indeed a member, which had been something of an open secret for years), U.S. support for apartheid and the...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The Next James Bond

If you believe the rumours, sex appeal’s Idris Elba — half Sierra Leonean, half Ghanaian, fully a Londoner — will be the next James Bond, although Daniel Craig may clench and mumble his way through a couple...

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Chocolate Thor

From broadcaster Esther Armah‘s Facebook page: Thought for the Day. Idris Elba, 6 ft 2, Chocolate brown, a brother, an actor, formerly of The Wire, will play Norse blond Viking deity Heimdall called “the whitest of gods”...