Idris Elba

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

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.09.2014 | 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 www.launchingpeople.co.uk 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 (...

GOLDEN GLOBES: Who Was Snubbed, Who Was Surprised?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

This year's Awards Season is well and truly under way now the Golden Globes have come and gone. It's a far smaller bunch of voters selecting the w...

Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor Lead Brits In Impressive Golden Globe Nominations Haul

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Brits have made their usual impact on the Golden Globe nominations, with Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor each collecting two nods, and 'Downton Abbey'...

Caroline Frost

Idris Elba 'Too Emotional' To Attend Mandela Screening

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba was “too emotional” to attend a screening of the film Mandela Long Walk to Freedom, on Friday evening, less than 24 hours after the dea...

FREE CINEMA TICKETS: Idris Elba In 'Mandela: Walk To Freedom'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba steps into the part of his career so far, playing the title role in 'Mandela: Walk to Freedom', in cinemas from 3 January 2014, but we are ...

Idris Elba Interview: Pacific Rim, Luther Nerves And Mandela

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

If Idris Elba's name is already writ large, it's about to become colossal, with the imminent release of 'Long Walk to Freedom' and his lead role of Ne...

'I've Tried Every Drug Going'

Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

He may have played a drug dealer in 'The Wire', but it's emerged Idris Elba might have used his own personal experiences to get into character, after ...

Who Is Idris Calling An 'Idiot'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba has branded Liam Gallagher an "idiot". The Luther star hit back at the former Oasis singer after their bust up at an NME Awards bash led...

EXCLUSIVE: Idris Elba In 'Mandela Long Walk To Freedom' Trailer

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

If Idris Elba's star is in the ascendant, it will surely never so rise so high as when he premieres his role as iconic freedom fighter Nelson Mandela,...

CONFIRMED: 'Luther' Film Is Already Written

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's true, a 'Luther' film is really happening. Writer Neil Cross has confirmed that the hit show, starring Idris Elba, is coming to the big scree...

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Why Beyonce Can't Live Without Her Lucky Weave

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

She's made millions by whipping her hair back and fourth more times than Will Smith's daughter. Now the world's watching to see what Beyonce's barnet will do next. While her hubby Jay-Z was in the States watching Blue Ivy, it was left to Beyonce to come over and single-handedly rule Britannia with her killer set at the V Festival.

Black Actor 'Turned Down Doctor Who Role'

Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

A 'Doctor Who' script writer has revealed one actor previously turned down the chance to make history as the show's first black Time Lord. Accordin...