The newborn Winston Elba is shown holding his father's finger in the tweeted image. Winston is Elba's second kid. The 41 year old actor already has an 11 year old daughter Isan from a previous girlfriend.
Idris Elba is famous for his role as Nelson Mandela in the movie "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom". He is working on some movies these days that includes a Rudyard Kipling's adaptation of "The Jungle Book."
Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno has revealed he plans to do some live shows with comedian Noel Fielding - in the style of Wu-Tang Clan.
The pair teamed up to make music for the second series of off-the-wall sketch show Luxury Comedy, which is set to be aired on E4 next week (31 July). They go under the name Loose Tapestries.
In an interview with NME the Kasabian guitarist said: "We've promised each other that one day we'll do the most amazing eight or nine shows ... Source: GIGWISE
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Cor blimey, the British aren’t coming — they’re here to stay. Including Ricky Gervais’ surprise Emmy nomination as Lead Actor in a Comedy series for Derek this morning, there are 15 nods for Brits in the acting races this year. If we add voice-overs, Jeremy Irons and Daniel Craig would make it 17 performance nods. Last year, there were 14 total.
British actors have been plying their trade in U.S. s ... Source: DeadlineFull article at: DeadlineJul 10 2014, 1:25pm CDT
As Point of Geeks reports, there is a new film genre being made at Disney Studios. Disney has several top-tier licenses at their disposal, including Star Wars and Marvel Studios, but they haven't forgotten that their own brand is valuable as well. The studio had an enormous hit on their hands with Maleficent earlier this year. The modern reworking of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale has made over $215 m ... Source: movie pilot
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Jul 9 2014, 1:39am CDT
*We’ve got the first look photo of Idris Elba‘s current work in progress called “Beasts of No Nation.” He looks pretty fierce and intense, doesn’t he? The story features a boy named Agu, who is recruited to fight in a mercenary band when his country falls into war. In the child-soldier drama, directed by Cary […] ... Source: EURweb
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Jun 29 2014, 7:09pm CDT
Cary Fukunaga directs Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Golden Globe nominee Idris Elba in the child soldier drama Beasts Of No Nation, adapted by Fukunaga from Uzodinma Iweala’s novel. Elba, who is also producing, stars as Commandant, whose guerrilla group young Agu is forced to join when civil war tears his family apart and militants kill his father. Fukunaga is coming off his highly acclaimed HBO drama series True Detective, which he’ll return to exec produce for a s ... Source: DeadlineFull article at: DeadlineJun 27 2014, 1:06pm CDT
Leading BBC dramas such as The Fall are failing to cast actors from the areas in which they are set, with parts for local actors reduced to a “cough and a spit”, Equity has claimed.
The union is now calling on the BBC to open more casting offices outside of London in an effort to widen opportunities to performers around the UK.
It is also urging regulator Ofcom to change its definition of what constitutes a “regional production” so that it inclu ... Source: The Stage
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Jun 27 2014, 10:19am CDT
Ben Kingsley signs onto THE JUNGLE BOOK, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Idris Elba and possible Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett JohanssonRead the full article on AICN I feel like we could've seen this coming. Ben Kingsley is the latest A-lister to sign on to Jon Favreau's adaptation of THE JUNGLE BOOK for Disney. He'll be providing the voice for Bagheera, the kind panther who, along with Baloo, takes young Mowgli ... Source: Latino ReviewFull article at: Latino ReviewJun 25 2014, 3:45pm CDT
Ben Kingsley signs onto THE JUNGLE BOOK, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Idris Elba and possible Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson
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I feel like we could've seen this coming.
Ben Kingsley is the latest A-lister to sign on to Jon Favreau's adaptation of THE JUNGLE BOOK for Disney. He'll be providing the voice for Bagheera, the kind panther ... Source: aintitcool
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Jun 25 2014, 3:30pm CDT
Seeing as all cats speak with a British accent (Isn’t that right, Lord Meowbottom? Yes it is! Yes it is!), it stands to reason that the cats of Disney’s Jungle Book will be voiced by English actors Idris Elba and Sir Ben Kingsley. Variety reports that Kingsley has joined the live-and-also-CGI-obviously-we’re-not-trying-to-get-sued update of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale ... Source: The A.V. Club
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Jun 25 2014, 3:11pm CDT