Idris Elba

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Three Thousand Years of Longing review – djinn in need of a tonic
Tilda Swinton releases Idris Elba’s genie then dithers over her wishlist for millennia in George Miller’s sterile, CGI-heavy fantasy

Wendy Ide

03, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Three Thousand Years of Longing review – heartfelt Aladdinesque adventure for grownups
Idris Elba is longing to tell his story and grant Tilda Swinton the statutory three wishes in George Miller’s heartfelt fantasy

Peter Bradshaw

01, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Beast review – are you on Team Lion or Team Idris?
An enraged lion gives Idris Elba’s Nate and daughters a safari to remember as director Baltasar Kormákur brings unusual depth to the animal attack genre

Wendy Ide

27, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Idris Elba: ‘You need a good coat if you’re going to be a detective’
The actor and musician answers your questions on how to stare down a lion, what Luther would say to Stringer Bell, and whether he was named after the dragon from Ivor the Engine

As told to Rich Pelley

25, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Beast review – Idris Elba takes on a lion in a ferociously fun thriller
The star anchors a surprisingly effective South Africa-set B-movie about a family who find themselves stalked by a particularly gnarly lion

Benjamin Lee

18, Aug, 2022 @4:06 PM

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Post your questions for Idris Elba
Ahead of the release of new film Beast, the actor, musician, podcaster and possibly the next James Bond will take on your questions

Rich Pelley

29, Jul, 2022 @9:54 AM

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Next Bond film will be ‘complete reinvention’ but won’t shoot for ‘at least two years’
Barbara Broccoli has revealed details about the future of the 007 franchise after the departure of Daniel Craig

Catherine Shoard

29, Jun, 2022 @2:27 PM

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Film about a genie starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton is partly true, says director at Cannes
George Miller reveals the inside story of his big-screen premiere, Three Thousand Years of Longing, based on an AS Byatt story

Vanessa Thorpe in Cannes

21, May, 2022 @3:32 PM

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Three Thousand Years of Longing review – Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba in Mad Max: fairy overload
George Miller’s belated followup to 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road is a consciously unfashionable fantasy about a wary academic and a chatty genie that may leave you wishing for more

Xan Brooks in Cannes

21, May, 2022 @9:06 AM

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 review – no surprises in Sega’s speedy-critter sequel
Jim Carrey reprise his role as baddy Robotnik and Idris Elba plays spiny anteater Knuckles in Sonic’s so-so second coming

Leslie Felperin

28, Mar, 2022 @4:00 PM

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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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