The Wire

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The 50 greatest HBO shows ever – ranked
From juicy dramas about polyamory, bootlegging and the ‘golden age of porn’ to the most jaw-dropping documentary moment of all time, HBO is known as the home of prestige TV. As it turns 50, here are its greatest hits so far

Michael Hogan and Sammy Gecsoyler

08, Nov, 2022 @4:49 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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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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‘I put on 40 pounds of muscle. Holy mackerel!’ Pablo Schreiber on playing Halo’s ripped hero
The videogame has finally been adapted for TV – with the former Wire actor in the lead. He talks about his lean years after the legendary show aired – and losing his Halo character the Master Chief’s famous helmet

Chris Godfrey

13, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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We Own This City review – like The Wire, but about real corrupt cops. What a horror show
David Simon’s swaggering new series might remind you of The Wire, but We Own This City is based on a true case of mass police corruption in Baltimore – which makes it all the more disturbing

Rebecca Nicholson

07, Jun, 2022 @9:05 PM

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Wunmi Mosaku: ‘I’m Black in America. My feeling about the police is … I’m scared’
The actor has gone from Manchester charity shop rifler to Hollywood’s most wanted. As she stars in the hot new show from The Wire team, she opens up about sweet-talking racist cops ... and why David Simon left her a ‘bumbling fool’

Ellen E Jones

03, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I made a lot of mistakes’: Jon Bernthal on machismo, his violent past and playing a corrupt cop in We Own This City
For his role in the hotly anticipated new drama from the creators of The Wire, Bernthal embedded himself in the Baltimore police force. He talks about his own brushes with the law, advice from Brad Pitt and how acting saved his life

Chris Godfrey

02, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Michael K Williams: four men charged in overdose death of Wire actor
New York police had been surveilling the suspects even before the actor’s death and the charges stemmed from that sting operation

Guardian staff and agency

02, Feb, 2022 @8:02 PM

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Michael K Williams remembered by Felicia Pearson
The actor, who played Snoop alongside Williams’s Omar in The Wire, on her ‘big brother, little sister’ chemistry with the man who transformed her life after spotting her in a Baltimore nightclub

Felicia Pearson

11, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The Wire’s Sonja Sohn on her Baltimore documentary: ‘We are seeing multilayered corruption’
The actor-turned-director’s new film The Slow Hustle tells the story of a detective who was killed just before he was set to testify in a corruption case

David Smith in Washington

09, Dec, 2021 @4:13 PM

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Michael K Williams died from overdose of fentanyl, heroin and other drugs, medical examiner says
Death of actor known for The Wire and Lovecraft Country was ruled an accident

Martin Pengelly in New York

24, Sep, 2021 @8:44 PM

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In an age too given to moral certainty, let’s remember The Wire’s Omar as a study in complexity | Kenan Malik
Michael K Williams, who died last week, embodied a role of power and nuance, seldom seen on screen

Kenan Malik

12, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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