Idris Elba

  • 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' review: The film chronicles more or less Mandela's life February 7, 2014

    Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgorge, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Terry Pheto, Gys de Villiers and Robert Hobbs. Director: Justin Chadwick Very often the problem with movies about great people is that they become such reverential portraits that they rob their subjects of their very humanness. That's certainly true of Mandela:...
  • 'August: Osage County' wins four awards at Capri Festival January 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actresses Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts' new movie 'August: Osage County' has been given a massive Oscars boost after picking up four awards at the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival in Italy. The movie adaptation of Tracy Letts' play about a dysfunctional family's reunion was named Film of...
  • Nelson Mandela's biopic to be screened for Barack Obama at White House November 5, 2013

    New York: The Nelson Mandela biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' will get an audience from President Barack Obama, as well as a screening at the Kennedy Center hosted by Hillary Clinton. The Weinstein Company tells The Associated Press that Obama will screen the film on Thursday at the White...
  • Nelson Mandela's biopic to premiere at Toronto film fest July 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: The biopic on antiapartheid icon and ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. Titled 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', the film stars actor Idris Elba in the lead role and actress Naomie Harris in the supporting role...
  • Bond role is just a rumour: Idris Elba July 13, 2013

    London: Actor Idris Elba has shot down reports that he will replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond. Craig has a fivepicture deal with Bond bosses and is expected to step down from the role in the next few years, and his 'Skyfall' costar Naomie Harris fuelled speculation about Elba...
  • 'Pacific Rim' review: It's so much fun, you'll feel like a 12yearold July 20, 2013

    Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi Director: Guillermo del Toro Pacific Rim pits robots against monsters in what may be a silly, preposterous premise, but it's so much fun, you'll feel like an excited 12yearold all over again. Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy...
  • Django Unchained: Will Smith was the first choice November 16, 2012

    Los Angeles: Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has no hard feelings towards Will Smith after the movie star walked away from his upcoming western 'Django Unchained'. Tarantino, 49, eventually cast Jamie Foxx as Django in the upcoming movie, but he says Smith was the initial frontrunner for the role and the two...
  • Will Idris Elba be the first black James Bond? October 26, 2012

    London: English actor Idris Elba has been considered for the role of James Bond, says actress Naomie Harris. Harris, who plays the Bond girl in the forthcoming movie 'Skyfall', confirmed that Elba met with movie chiefs to discuss becoming the first black 007 when Daniel Craig stepped down. "I didn't realise...
  • Watch: Trailer of 'Prometheus' April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The trailer of 'Prometheus' is out. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan MarshallGreen, and Charlize Theron in pivotal roles. The film revolves around the story of a spaceship which finds an advanced alien community in the space. ...
  • Bradley Cooper voted 'Sexiest Man Alive' November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Bradley Cooper is the latest Hollywood heartthrob to be named People's sexiest man alive, the magazine announced on Wednesday. In choosing Cooper, who has enjoyed box office success most notably in The Hangover films, the magazine said there was more to the actor than his dazzling baby blues...