Idris Elba conceals his thunder in a great coat in London: would you hit it?


Mm, Idris Elba. Here are some pics of Idris out in London this week. He’s actually filming new episodes (or one two-hour special episode?) of Luther. Idris loves Luther and he’s wanted to do a Luther movie for a while too, but people are pretty sure this is just a TV episode being filmed. The girl in these photos is Laura Haddock. She looks really happy to be filming scenes with Idris Elba. You’d have a sh-t-eating grin on your face too if you were that close to Idris’s thunder.

I’ve admitted this before, but here I go again: I really couldn’t get into Luther. The accents were too strong, and you know it’s something when I’m saying that! I love British TV shows, but I can’t understand what half of the characters are saying in Luther, plus the show is literally too dark. The characters need to turn on some lamps. But for fans of the show, yay, he’s back!

What else is going on with Idris? Well, he did a film called Beasts of No Nation where he plays an African warlord. The film was bought by Netflix – as in, Netflix outbid studios – and now the film isn’t going to get a theatrical release, but it will be streamed on Netflix.

Meanwhile, people are still talking about how Idris would make a really good James Bond once Daniel Craig retires. In the past week, I’ve seen like a dozen “think pieces” on why Big Dris should be 007. And when Pierce Brosnan was being interviewed a few weeks ago, he was asked if he thought Idris would make a good James Bond. Pierce’s reply? “Yeah, he would actually.” WORD.



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  1. aims says:

    Is water wet? Of course I would go there. He’s charming, British and sexy as hell. He’s the full package,lol.

    • qwerty says:

      Eh. I’m just not seeing what literally everyone else seems to be seeing. And it’s not like I haven’t seen him on film or heard teh voice, I watched The Wire. He’s tall, that’s all.

  2. GingerCrunch says:

    What a beautiful combination: him in that coat with that BEARD and that smile…golly.

    Edit – oh right! How could I have left out the British part?

  3. Lilacflowers says:

    So manly!

    • Abby_J says:

      We really need to add him to our errr…..stable? 🙂 So much beautiful.

    • moodygirl says:

      It’s garbage day so I expect to see him in front of my house. He looks leery and dirty.

  4. tifzlan says:

    Oh, Idris! Love of my life!

  5. Yeses says:

    The man, his beard, the accent, that smile….yes please!!

  6. CL says:

    God, yes. All. Day. Long.

  7. InvaderTak says:

    Yes please. Although from the headline I thought he was out and about in naught but a coat.

  8. OriginallyBlue says:

    That shouldn’t even be a question anymore. The man is damn sexy.

  9. Beckysuz says:

    Yassssss…I love Luther….love it! Kaiser, turn on the subtitles, I promise it’s worth it. I get the thick accents being hard to follow, but subtitles helped me a lot( if you can read and watch at the same time, i dont mind but I know some people hate them). He is so good in that show, and holy hell is he hot

  10. anne_000 says:

    I love the Luther series. I think Luther > Bond in terms of the depth of the character and being a meatier role. Bond comes off as cartoonish and cliche while Luther seems to be more ‘real,’ more relatable, and grittier. I can watch the Luther episodes enthralled but the Bond movies have me rolling my eyes with its ridiculousness.

    I think Idris can do Bond competently but I think it would be a step down from the Luther character.

    And yes, that is a great coat and good look on him.

  11. Betti says:

    The man is just walking, talking raw masculinity. He seems like such a nice guy as well – I’ll bet his son is gorg.

    PS. Hollywood, PLEASE give him a franchise of his own!!!

  12. Alicia says:

    Absolutely. It is crazy how sexy he is. Having that British accent doesn’t hurt either.

    Why isn’t PEOPLE naming him the sexiest man alive?

    • phlyfiremama says:

      For real. He is far sexier than any of the men in the past (at LEAST) 5 years. I first saw him as Stringer Bell on “The Wire”, and have been in lust ever since.

    • InvaderTak says:

      H didn’t pay to play. He doesn’t need a tabs’ approval lol

  13. Abba says:

    All day. Everyday. Forever.

    I just started watching The Wire and I get a lil tingly every time Stringer Bell makes an appearance. Awkward to watch when sitting next to the boyfriend 😉

  14. EC says:

    In a heartbeat.

    I recognize that coat!!! Cannot wait for more Luther! I hope Ruth Wilson is back as well (although I think she is still on Broadway with Jake currently, no?) because she amazingly creepy in it and I love their chemistry. This post made my day.

  15. leigh says:

    OH. GOD. YES. All damn day.

  16. WTF says:

    I would hit it so hard, I’d knock his sexy British accent out!

  17. Catelina says:

    One of the best looking actors working now and he’s talented. What’s not to love?

  18. Juniper says:

    Don’t you guys get captions?

  19. mernymerlyn says:

    Kaiser, holy crap you read my dreams! I saw a trailer with him in it and oh my! He is unbelievably sexy!

  20. TEE JAY says:

    I would ride him hard as a Pony Express rider.

  21. QQ says:

    Id hit it til it falls off

    Id Hit it like it hit me first

    Id hit it like im in the Mob and it owed me Money

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Lol. Me, too. But it would call you back.

    • I Choose Me says:

      This is why I come on the Idris posts aside from the pics of this sexy, sexy man. I know the comments are going to give me a good me laugh while at the same time, I’m nodding my head in agreement.

  22. PunkyMomma says:

    Like a piñata. For sure.

  23. Zan says:

    That last laughing photo…sigh. He is a wonder. His beard is glorious. And the coat is pretty great, too.

  24. Clara says:

    You can not understand people in Luther? WTF??? If you can not understand this don’t ever bother coming to London, as in the real London not the nasty tourist spots.