He’s English, he’s smart, and he’s sexy AF, so why is Idris Elba not the next James Bond? Well, Elba is not waiting until Hollywood figures that one out; the in-demand star is creating quite the resume that not only includes acting roles but directing and executive producing too.



Idris Elba has come a long way since playing Stringer Bell in HBO’s “The Wire.” The British born actor is landing diverse roles in notable blockbuster films ranging from action-adventure dramas to superhero films. In his latest film, “Thor: Ragnarok” (in theatres now), Elba plays the golden-eyed Heimdall, who sees and hears everything. In addition to this third iteration in Marvel’s Thor series, Elba currently stars in the drama, “The Mountain Between Us,” with Academy Award winner, Kate Winslet.



Idris Elba stars as Heimdall in Thor: Ragnarok

Next year, Elba brings “Yardie” to the big screen in what will be his directorial debut. He shared with Variety that he was “interested in making human stories with characters that are either, full of grace or flawed. In ‘Yardie,’ the audience will see a film that hopefully means something to the people. I’m honored to able to shoot it in my hometown of London and as a guest in Jamaica.”

Check out Idris Elba when he sits down with Jimmy Kimmel tonight on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and with Ellen DeGeneris Wednesday on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

(“Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Monday night, November 6th, 11:35 pm E/10:35 pm C on ABC.) (“The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Wednesday, November 8th, check local listings for showtimes.)

That time Idris Elba landed the cover of Uptown Magazine

Back in the day. Big shout to @uptownmagazine for my Keith Sweat moment….Love

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All black artists on this week of television talk shows:

Monday, November 6, 2017
Idris Elba on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Jhené Aiko on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”
Rod Man on “Conan”
Nikole Hannah-Jones on “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper”
Tuesday, November 7, 201
Darius Rucker on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Mavis Staples on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
Keegan-Michael Key on “Conan”
Donna Brazile on “The View”
Oprah Winfrey on “Harry”
Kofi Siriboe on “The Real”
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Jessie Williams on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
Carla Hall on “The View”
Idris Elba on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Shaun T on “The Wendy Williams Show”
Kyle Anfernee on “The Real”
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Van Jones on “The Wendy Williams Show”
Daveed Diggs on “Live with Kelly & Ryan”
Wanda Sykes on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Van Jones on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
Gladys Knight on “Harry”
JB Smoove on “Steve”
Friday, November 10, 2017
Ice T on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Tiffany Haddish on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Aretha Franklin on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Jay Pharoah on “Live with Kelly & Ryan”
Mona Scott-Young on “The Wendy Williams Show”
Daymond John on “Steve”

 

 

 

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