Faces and voices don’t come more famous than 49-year-old Idris Elba. Whether you’re watching reruns of Luther or The Wire, or you are at the pictures to see The Suicide Squad or Avengers: Infinity War, playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, grooving to music videos by Mumford & Sons or Stormzy, listening to the Idris and Sabrina Elba podcast, Coupledom, or simply wishing you could look as fetching in a pink jumper as he does on those Sky TV ads.
Elba’s latest film, Beast, is billed as a pulse-pounding thriller about a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves on the wrong side of a massive rogue lion. Even a massive rogue lion would find it hard to upstage Elba. All his acting roles are just the tip of the, erm, Elba-berg. In 2016, Elba trained, competed and won as a professional kickboxing and mixed martial arts fighter. As a DJ/musician, he’s released six albums and EPs. He was voted People magazine’s sexiest man alive in 2018. And he’s currently 10/1 at the bookies to be cast as the next Bond.
So what would your one killer question be for Mr Elba? What make of coat does he wear in Luther? Does he get a discount at Ibis hotels? What does he think of Mikel Arteta’s plans to reinforce the midfield for his beloved Arsenal? Because that’s exactly what we want so we can pose your questions to the great man next week. Get cracking and post your Idris queries below by 4pm, Monday 1 August. We’ll print his answers in Film & Music and online.
• Beast is released in UK cinemas on 26 August.