Idris Elba

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Need a warped, tortured or evil character for a Hollywood film? Cast a British actor
UK stars Olivia Colman, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch are all in demand with US directors. We look at why

Vanessa Thorpe

18, Dec, 2021 @3:28 PM

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TV tonight: how the climate crisis is turning our weather wild
Panorama investigates the threat to our world. Plus: Jonathan Majors and Idris Elba star in a Netflix western. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale, Phil Harrison and Simon Wardell

03, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘They’re not cookie-cutter’: dressing the black cowboys of The Harder They Fall
The costume designer Antoinette Messam explains how historical figures informed the looks of Regina King, Idris Elba and Lakeith Stanfield in the new western

Lauren Cochrane

02, Nov, 2021 @10:35 AM

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Quick on the draw: Jeymes Samuel on remaking the western
Even Covid couldn’t stop the British film-maker reimagining the American genre – with one of the starriest Black casts imaginable

Ellen E Jones

08, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Harder They Fall review – Idris Elba rides into trouble in garishly violent western
Jeymes Samuel’s gonzo revenge western, with a cast including Elba, Regina King, and Zazie Beetz is enjoyable, if face-splatteringly brutal

Peter Bradshaw

06, Oct, 2021 @8:32 PM

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‘People of colour were less than human’: how The Harder They Fall redefines the western
Directed by London-born Jeymes Samuel, the movie with an all-black cast and strong female characters was always going to be unique, but the experience was also shaped by Covid

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

06, Oct, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Is The Suicide Squad the beginning of the end for the superhero movie?
James Gunn’s gory, knowing reboot of the DC antihero adventure is part of a newer revisionist trend that suggests the genre might be going the way of the western

Brogan Morris

05, Aug, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Idris Elba western The Harder They Fall to open London film festival
The film will receive its world premiere at the 65th festival which is expected to mix in-person events with virtual programmes

Andrew Pulver

04, Aug, 2021 @1:22 PM

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The Suicide Squad review – a slick meeting of sick minds
A convict task force dispense gleeful mayhem in this stylish reboot from a director with the perfect sewer aesthetic

Wendy Ide

31, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Suicide Squad review – eyeball-blitzing supervillain reboot
Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn is a good directorial fit for the humour and freaky violence of DC’s bad-guy jamboree

Peter Bradshaw

28, Jul, 2021 @4:10 PM

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Idris Elba: ‘I used work to exorcise my demons’
The actor was working as a bouncer when he got a small part in a new show called The Wire. Two decades on, he’s a blockbuster fixture. The Suicide Squad star talks about fighting for his big break, losing his dad, and why acting helped him out of a ‘dark, weird junction’

Tom Lamont

24, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Is Luther not black enough if he doesn’t eat jerk chicken? | Kenan Malik
Criticism of Idris Elba’s TV character highlights the growing division between identity and perceived authenticity

Kenan Malik

18, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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