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Idris Elba says never say never as he calls James Bond role 'a rumour'

30 June 2015 1:32 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Hackney-born star remains a frontrunner to replace Daniel Craig as the suave secret agent

Idris Elba has denied reports he is entering the final straight in the race to become the next James Bond.

Elba, 42, is currently one of the bookies’ favourites to replace Daniel Craig as 007 when the latter’s run ends in two movies’ time. But the Hackney-born star, best known for television roles in The Wire and Luther and his portrayal of Nelson Mandela, said tabloid reports suggesting he is the frontrunner to take on the role were wide of the mark.

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- Ben Child

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Idris Elba rules out Top Gear role

29 June 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Wire actor says he does not have much experience as a presenter and also refuses to comment on whether he will be the next James Bond

Luther actor Idris Elba says that he may have a love of fast cars but he is not interested in joining Chris Evans on a new-look Top Gear – and goes quiet on persistent James Bond rumours.

Elba, who got his big break as Russell “Stringer” Bell in hit HBO crime series The Wire in 2002, said he is not going to enter the open auditions for the next Top Gear.

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- Mark Sweney

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Zawe Ashton: I want a housing estate named after me

29 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Zawe Ashton dreams of having a housing estate named in her honour. The 30-year-old actress is currently working with Hollywood star Idris Elba on a new project for the BBC and has admitted to feeling inspired by her London-born collaborator. Reflecting on Idris' rise, Zawe - who's best known for starring as Vod in the Channel 4 comedy-drama 'Fresh Meat' - shared: ''It just goes to show you no matter who you are, no matter who you are working with, some things never happen.'' Zawe and Idris, 42, were born in the London borough of Hackney - and the actress admits the 'Luther' »

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Rita Ora: Cheryl Fernandez-Verscini is 'hot'

26 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Zawe Ashton dreams of having a housing estate named in her honour. The 30-year-old actress is currently working with Hollywood star Idris Elba on a new project for the BBC and has admitted to feeling inspired by her London-born collaborator. Reflecting on Idris' rise, Zawe - who's best known for starring as Vod in the Channel 4 comedy-drama 'Fresh Meat' - shared: ''It just goes to show you no matter who you are, no matter who you are working with, some things never happen.'' Zawe and Idris, 42, were born in the London borough of Hackney - and the actress admits the 'Luther' »

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Bookmakers slash odds on Damian Lewis becoming the next James Bond

16 June 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amid speculation that Daniel Craig will retire his license to kill following his fourth outing as James Bond in Spectre, it seems there’s been a flurry of betting on Homeland star Damian Lewis succeeding Craig in the role of 007, so much so that the bookmakers have slashed odds on Lewis from 25/1 to 3/1.

“This is an unprecedented gamble, as for no apparent reason we have seen bets of up to £200 on Damian Lewis being named as the next Bond. This might well be significant,” William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams tells the Telegraph, with a Betfair spokesperson adding that: “Damian Lewis hadn’t seen any interest in the betting until this weekend, but an absolute landslide in bets has forced us to cut the odds. Idris Elba looked like a foregone conclusion but Damian Lewis has now thrown a huge spanner in the works.”

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Damian Lewis As Bond?

16 June 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Time to bet on red? Damian Lewis might find a new "Homeland" in the James Bond franchise.

On Monday, UK bookmaker William Hill tipped the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning ginger as a sudden favorite to succeed Daniel Craig as 007, just behind "Luther" star Idris Elba. The news comes as a surprise to Bond fans long intent on seeing Elba step into the role, but with Lewis' odds surging to 3:1 it looks like that shaken martini could be headed his way.

William Hill told The Telegraph that the lineup shift is a shock, even to them.

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Will Damian Lewis Replace Daniel Craig as James Bond? Bookies Slash Odds

16 June 2015 6:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Rumors that Damian Lewis could become the next James Bond have forced U.K. bookmakers to slash their odds on him taking the role. Meanwhile, 007 production company Eon Productions has released behind-the-scenes footage of the opening sequence of the latest Bond film, “Spectre.”

Odds on the former “Homeland” star stepping into Daniel Craig’s shoes have tightened from 25/1 to 3/1, according to Britain’s biggest bookmaker William Hill. The bookie’s favorite remains former “The Wire” and “Luther” star Idris Elba, who is 5/2. Other actors in the running include Tom Hardy (4/1), Henry Cavill (5/1), Michael Fassbender (7/1) and Orlando Bloom (12/1). The odds that “Spectre” will be Craig’s last appearance as Bond are 10/1.

“This is an unprecedented gamble, as for no apparent reason we have seen bets of up to £200 ($312) on Damian Lewis being named as the next Bond. This could well be significant and might herald the end of Daniel Craig »

- Leo Barraclough

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Big Finish reveals the cast members for Unit: Extinction

8 June 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in February 2015 we revealed here at Flickering Myth that Big Finish were planning on releasing more Unit tales starring Jemma Redgrave in a series titled Unit: Extinction.  Well now we can bring you the rest of the cast members too and there is a fan favourite along for the ride.  Osgood is back.

Osgood, played by Ingrid Oliver, has proved herself to be a hugely popular character in the Doctor Who universe – as a Unit scientist – appearing in the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, and the season eight finale Death in Heaven. Both Jemma and Ingrid will be returning to the Doctor Who TV series for its upcoming ninth season in the Autumn.

“We’re so happy to have Kate and Osgood joining us at Big Finish,” says producer David Richardson. “This team has been so captivating to watch on TV, and we’re looking forward »

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Idris Elba Raps About His 'Wire' Character in Skepta's "Shutdown" Remix (Audio)

3 June 2015 12:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Idris Elba is a man of many talents and the latest example is his guest appearance on a British grime track, where he namechecks some of his most famous roles.  The just released remix to U.K. grime artist Skepta's song "Shutdown" features the Luther star guest rapping and among the rhymes he namechecks Stringer Bell, his iconic character from The Wire: "See that Wire? Shut it down/Ain't nobody else selling brown/Ain't nobody else Stringer Bell/Boy from the East End did well." There's also references to his portrayal of Nelson Mandela from the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and of

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A+E Acquires Rights to Idris Elba's 'Mandela, My Dad, and Me'

29 May 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Idris Elba's life, his relationship with his late father, and his preparation for playing Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," are all at the center of a new documentary the actor has produced via his Green Door Pictures production company, and A+E Networks has announced that it has acquired exclusive television rights to the film, which is titled "Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad, and Me." The 60-minute film, directed by BAFTA-winning director Daniel Vernon, follows the "Luther" star on a "journey of self-exploration," says the press release, from his time in South Africa to film "Mandela: Long Walk »

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A+E Acquires Rights to Idris Elba's 'Mandela, My Dad, and Me'

29 May 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Idris Elba's life, his relationship with his late father, and his preparation for playing Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," are all at the center of a new documentary the actor has produced via his Green Door Pictures production company, and A+E Networks has announced that it has acquired exclusive television rights to the film, which is titled "Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad, and Me." The 60-minute film, directed by BAFTA-winning director Daniel Vernon, follows the "Luther" star on a "journey of self-exploration," says the press release, from his time in South Africa to film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," the recording of the album based on his research for the role, and dealing with the death of his father.  Nicholas Yearwood from Green Door Pictures said: "Green Door Pictures are delighted with the results of almost a year of filming. Daniel Vernon's film. »

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Nicole Kidman Boards John Cameron Mitchell’s How To Talk To Girls At Parties

13 May 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Nicole Kidman is in "advanced talks" to re-team with Rabbit Hole director John Cameron Mitchell for his punks and aliens sci-fi romance, How to Talk to Girls at PartiesRuth Wilson (Luther) and Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids) are also in talks to join previously announced lead Elle Fanning (Maleficent). Mitchell co-wrote the screenplay with Philippa Goslett (Little Ashes) based on Neil Gaiman's Hugo Award-nominated short story of the same name about “a schoolboy ‎punk who uses music and art as a way to escape, and a female alien tourist (Fanning) who wants to escape her tour group and explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon.” Speaking with ScreenDaily about the film, Producer Howard Gertler said, “Nicole responded very quickly and enthusiastically to the script when John sent it to her...This is a story that appeals to teens and adults, something John and Neil Gaiman’s work also achieves, »

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Kidman Joins Gaiman & Mitchell's "Parties"

13 May 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Nicole Kidman is in advanced talks to join Elle Fanning ("Maleficent"), Ruth Wilson ("Luther") and Matt Lucas ("Alice in Wonderland") in John Cameron Mitchell’s anticipated rom-com "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" at See-Saw.

Based on Neil Gaiman's short story, Fanning plays an alien touring the galaxy who breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon. ​

Mitchell ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch") and Philippa Goslett ("Little Ashes") have worked on the screenplay and filming begins this Fall in the UK. Howard Gertler, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce.

The production is also in talks with major musicians to score the film while some of the cast are also due to lend their voices to songs.

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- Garth Franklin

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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star in Romantic Comedy ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’

13 May 2015 4:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to co-star in “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” re-uniting with John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), who directed her in “Rabbit Hole.”

Ruth Wilson (“Locke,” “Luther”) and Matt Lucas (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Bridesmaids”) will join Elle Fanning (“Maleficent,” Super 8”), who was previously announced, in the cast.

Based on a short story by Neil Gaiman (“Coraline”) from his collection “Fragile Things,” the screenplay has been written by Philippa Goslett (“Little Ashes”) with John Cameron Mitchell. The film is in the spirit of “Romeo and Juliet,” but instead of Montagues and Capulets, it is punks and aliens. This is the story of the birth of punk, the exuberance of first love, and the universe’s greatest mystery of all: how to talk to girls at parties.

Howard Gertler will produce alongside Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films. Michael Werner »

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Seven reasons to start a relationship with The Affair

10 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

After a long wait the award-winning Us Showtime series starring Dominic West and Ruth Wilson is finally with us. So what’s all the fuss about?

After a tantalising seven-month wait since its Us transmission, acclaimed and angsty relationship drama The Affair finally arrives on Sky Atlantic this week, launching with a double bill (Wednesday at 9pm). Here are seven reasons to tune in…

1. It’s big on British talent

Craggy Yorkshireman Dominic West (Aka McNulty from The Wire) and Lamda alumnus Ruth Wilson (mad Alice from Luther) star in the compelling 10-part series, which is taglined: “Danger lies in losing control”. Think Gone Girl meets True Detective.

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- Michael Hogan

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Idris Elba Goes for a 180 Mph Drive, Breaks U.K. Land Speed Record, No Big Deal

7 May 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

As if Idris Elba had to prove any further that he'd make a perfect James Bond. The dashing British actor broke the U.K. land-speed "flying mile" record on Sunday, averaging 180.4 miles per hour and topping out at 186.4 miles per hour while driving on a beach in Wales. While the stunt certainly seemed tailor-made for Top Gear (which will supposedly be returning to the BBC in 2016 after giving Jeremy Clarkson the boot), it was actually for the upcoming Discovery Channel series Idris Elba: No Limits. And Bentley was of course happy to share the credit, the Luther star having crushed the previous record of 174.2 miles an hour in a Bentley Continental Gt Speed. Bentley says that the car was »

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Idris Elba is 'elated' to break Malcolm Campbell's land speed record

5 May 2015 5:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Speed-lover Idris Elba has broken the 'Flying Mile' record for his new TV series.

The Luther actor surpassed Sir Malcolm Campbell's land speed record on Pendine Sands in South Wales over the weekend.

Filming his four-part Discovery Channel series Idris Elba: No Limits, the actor reached speeds of 180.361 mph.

"I'm absolutely elated to have broken the 'Flying Mile' at Pendine Sands," Elba said after his achievement.

"It's an honour to have taken on the challenge, and to successfully follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Sir Malcolm Campbell."

Sir Malcolm Campbell set the record of 174.8mph nearly 90 years ago in his iconic Napier-Campbell Bluebird vehicle.

Elba drove a Bentley Continental Gt Speed, with his record being verified by the UK Timing Association.

No Limits will air on Discovery in the summer, and will see Elba explore his love for drag racing, rally driving and aerobatics. »

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The Gunman Blu-ray announced

28 April 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the date and official details for the release of director Pierre Morel’s (Taken) action-thriller The Gunman, which is set for June 30th in the States and July 20th in the UK.

Oscar winner Sean Penn (Mystic River) heads a cast that includes Idris Elba (Luther), Ray Winstone (The Departed), Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall), Jasmine Trinca (Saint Laurent) and Javier Bardem (Skyfall).

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From the director of Taken comes The Gunman, a pulse-pounding film with two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn. It’s been eight years since Jim Terrier (Penn) worked as a black ops assassin and now someone from his old organization wants him dead. Pursued across Africa and Europe by elite hit men, Terrier is dragged back into his dangerous past as he engages in a relentless cat-and-mouse game to take out the man who betrayed him. »

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Idris Elba Talks Progression of New Documentary, 'Mandela, My Dad and Me,' at Miptv Market

15 April 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Idris Elba's life, his relationship with his late father, and his preparation for playing Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," are all at the center of a new documentary the actor is producing via his Green Door Pictures production company. The 60-minute film, directed by BAFTA-winning director Daniel Vernon, will follow the "Luther" star on a "journey of self-exploration," says the press release, from his time in South Africa to film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," the recording of the album based on his research for the role, and dealing with the death of his father.  Nicholas Yearwood from »

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Idris Elba dismisses James Bond rumours

13 April 2015 12:31 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Idris Elba believes the chances of him playing James Bond are ''gone''. The 'Luther' actor has been backed by countless famous faces to become the next actor to play the iconic spy in the film franchise when current Bond, Daniel Craig, eventually retires, but he believes there is no chance of it happening because of the mass media speculation. He admitted: ''It's a rumour that's really started to eat itself. If there was a chance of me getting Bond, it's gone.'' The 42-year-old star also took the chance to clear up rumours he had been in talks with Bond producers, saying they have ''never happened,'' and revealed it was actually Daniel Craig who originally sparked suggestions. Speaking to the audience at London's British Film Institute, he said: ''Daniel Craig actually set the rumour off. About four years ago he said Idris Elba would be a »

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