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‘So many people don’t believe anything – only what makes them money’: Ruth Wilson on being a Hollywood outsider
The Affair star on #MeToo hypocrisy, the violence of cosmetic surgery, and why she steers clear of social media

Charlotte Edwardes

06, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Luther to Room: the seven best films to watch on TV this week
Idris Elba’s punch-first, ask-questions-later detective returns with a Bond-style bonanza, plus a sensational breakout performance from Brie Larson

Simon Wardell

03, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Idris Elba: ‘You can make sparkling wine in Portsmouth or champagne in Champagne. My ambition was to make champagne’
The London-born actor is taking Luther’s tweed coat to the big screen in The Fallen Sun, and dreams of kicking off a franchise to rival Mission Impossible. And he’s still finding time to write, direct, DJ and work for the UN

Steve Rose

03, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Luther: The Fallen Sun review – grisly violence takes starring role
Feature incarnation of the Idris Elba cop drama sees a ropey but savage snuff-porn plot get too much explicit attention

Peter Bradshaw

24, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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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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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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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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Nikki Amuka-Bird: ‘I’ve found my voice’
From Jane Austen’s Persuasion to sci-fi comedies and action thrillers, Nikki Amuka-Bird is driven by strong characters. The actor talks about mourning her mum, colour-blind casting and being inspired by Helen McCrory

Rebecca Nicholson

17, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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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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We need a proper debate about TV diversity, instead we get ludicrous arguments | Ellen E Jones
The BBC’s head of creative diversity made a valid point about Idris Elba’s Luther. That’s not how it was reported, says film and TV writer Ellen E Jones

Ellen E Jones

16, Apr, 2021 @1:57 PM

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Bertie Carvel: 'I like playing characters who are massively chipped'
The star of Doctor Foster and The Pale Horse on how becoming a father changed his life, and why he relishes roles that come with a “deliberate flaw”

Sarah Hughes

26, Oct, 2020 @1:08 PM

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