Idris Elba

Former 007 Weighs In On Idris 'Bond' Rumours

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Former 007 actorPierce Brosnan has given Idris Elba his personal seal of approval to take over as James Bond when Daniel Craig steps down from the rol...

10th Screen Nation Film and TV Awards 2015. ''We're Not 'Diversity', We're Mainstream!''

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Acknowledged by the industry as 'the' media event for diverse talent and which has come to be known as the 'black Bafta's', Screen Nation Awards celebrates, rewards and promotes products and professionals of African heritage working in the UK and global film, TV and digital media industries.

The Dark Side of Bond

John Watson | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
John Watson

Would a black Bond fail to convince because he would cut across the preconceptions of the audience? Of course, we are used to that sort of thing at the theatre...

Idris Hits Back At 'James Bond' Role Critics

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba has taken to Twitter to respond to rumours that he could be cast as the next James Bond. Daniel Craig looks set to sign off as 007 afte...

'Idris Elba Can't Be Bond, Because He Is Black'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba can't play James Bond because he is black, is the latest claim by US shock jock Rush Limbaugh. Well, we know Idris can work a tuxedo ...

Daily Mail Commenters Are Really Angry About A Black James Bond

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK

When leaked emails from Sony appeared to show Idris Elba in the running to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, MailOnline's commenters had a field day...

Sony Chief Wants Idris For 'Bond'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba is the top choice to replace Daniel Craig when he retires from playing James Bond, according to the latest leaked emails from Sony Pictures...

The Album: A Tribute to Mi Mandela, Winston Elba and South Africa

Idris Elba | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Idris Elba

Before my dad passed away, I had the chance to show him the film and explain that he was the biggest influence in the moulding of the older Mandela. I moulded how Mandela moved on my old man, they have very similar traits. Tree is the most personal song on this album for me. After spending three weeks in the studio, I knew it was time to write a song that addressed his passing. The perspective is like, "He's gone, man. I wish I could say this to him." And that's how the first lyric came; it was really sort of a love letter to him.

INTERVIEW: Idris Elba On Playing A Baddie Again

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba's a busy man. As well as his African-influenced album out on Monday ('mi Mandela'), he stars in thriller 'No Good Deed' in cinemas toda...

Making the Album

Idris Elba | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Idris Elba

I'm well aware of the stigma that comes when an actor works on music. I hate that preconception, but the only way to fight it is to be completely honest about it: this is who I am, this is what inspired me, this is what the album is about. I'm not hiding behind any gimmicks. It's been a really long journey to release this album - I spent almost a year playing Mandela - and I'm really excited that people will finally be able to hear it.

The Idea

Idris Elba | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Idris Elba

If I'm honest, the idea of making this album was an afterthought. I spent eight months working on Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Mandela was really into his music and part of my research was to understand what he liked. What I probably didn't realise at the time was just how much there was to discover. In the course of that journey, I felt like I discovered the roots of South African music. And there was so much to discover! South Africa has over 60 different tribes, and each has its own style of musical expression and its own unique style.

MOBO Awards Comes Home to London With UK Talent Stronger Than Ever!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Taking place at Wembey Arena on October 22nd this is the MOBO 19th year anniversary, and to celebrate the brand has spread its musical tentacles, and expanded to new areas. It's moving its focus beyond just music and encouraging the next generation of creative talent, regardless of field.

Benedict Leads Brits In Emmys Nominations (FULL LIST)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

In less than 12 hours, we'll know who's walked off with this year's Emmy Awards - and, for a whole host of British television stars including Benedict...

PICS: Idris Elba Proves Celebs Love Harry Potter Too

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba enjoyed a night out at the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studios last night, attending a special VIP screening of the movie franchise’s first...

Guess Who's Become A Proud Father?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba is a delighted new father, following the birth yesterday of his son Winston. The popular actor has posted a sweet picture on Twitter, a...

Asian Awards Show Global Power Takeover

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

The Asian Awards were born out of a simple vision; to create an event, which would honour only the very highest levels of achievement from within the worldwide Asian community; to create one of the most important events of its kind ever to be staged.

Idris Elba Confirms Glasto Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba has announced that he will be performing at this year's Glastonbury festival in June. The 'Luther' star has been carving a name for hims...

Standing #WithSyria

Jo Wood | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Wood

I thought that we lived in an era that looked back on the horrors of Rwanda and Yugoslavia and said 'never again' and meant it. Sadly I think the crisis in Syria proves all of us wrong and we are all collectively guilty for allowing the country to collapse as it has. Three years on and we see both a biblical level exodus combined with a levels of violence that few of us could have imagined in our wildest dreams. Over nine million people, nearly half of the country, forced from their homes and on the move exposed to a new life of uncertainty, poverty and too often despair.

'Broadchurch Too White,' Complains Lenny Henry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lenny Henry has added his voice to those black stars lamenting the scarcity of good roles available in the UK, with the comedian turned actor naming a...

#WithSyria: Banksy Recreates Balloon Girl Image To Mark Third Year Of Conflict (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

British graffiti artist Banksy has recreated his iconic balloon girl artwork to mark the third year of the Syrian conflict. The image first appear...

Are You The Next Big Thing? Find Out How You Could Unleash Your Potential

Matt Bagwell | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Four UK celebrities team up with global tech company to help real people unleash their potential. Visit for more details. ...

Race, Class and Black Flight - How the Middle Class Runs UK Media

Roifield Brown | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roifield Brown

A concerned awareness of the proportional lack of ethnic minority representation in UK media is not something new, but the surprise is that in these supposedly meritocratic times, it seems to be getting worse and not better.

Four Days, Two Fittings, and 5,437 Miles Across the Atlantic: Dressing Naiyana Garth for the Golden Globes

Tiffany London | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tiffany London

Many say January is the most depressing month of the year but I love it. It's a time for new beginnings, a fresh start, refocusing and looking ahead to the next 12 months. January is also awards season, meaning that red carpets all over the world are, for a brief few weeks, the focus of the world's media.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Tony Mckenna | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tony Mckenna

In the epoch of the twitterati - when culture is more and more served to us in palatable, postmodern, bite-sized fragments, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is pure old-school - providing the grand narrative of a life very much in the style of the epic film of yore - think Ghandi or Ben-Hur, for instance.

2014 Oscars Snubs Announced

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

The snubs for this year's Academy Awards have been announced. They include Idris Elba, snubbed for 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom', Oprah Winfrey (...