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  • Idris Elba – can anyone explain?
  • Premier Icon 136stu
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    Whats all the fuss? I dont even believe he watches the boxsets he advertises!

    Premier Icon andyl
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    I came to the conclusion he has a good agent/PR team getting him attention

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Luther – awesome
    Some questionable film roles as a shout man

    Premier Icon Pigface
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    Awesome as Stringer Bell, good actor IMO but comes across as a bit of a try hard when not being a thesp.

    Premier Icon binners
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    I take it you’ve not watched The Wire then?

    Premier Icon 136stu
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    Luther seems to me like the weakest drama ever, certainly not BAFTA quality IMHO.

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    Luther seems to me like the weakest drama ever, certainly not BAFTA quality IMHO.

    That’s rubbish

    (IMHO)

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’ve always thought his name was probably a section of a palindromic sentence.

    Premier Icon verses
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    Excellent as Stringer Bell in The Wire. Not seen Luther, but found him very “Meh” in Prometheus and Thor (although that may be the films as much as him…)

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    I dont even believe he watches the boxsets he advertises!

    Doesn’t need to. Heimdall sees all.

    Premier Icon jimjam
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    He was shit in Prometheus.

    Premier Icon Pigface
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    Did anyone come out of Prometheus looking good?

    Premier Icon jimjam
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    Fassbender.

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Did anyone come out of Prometheus looking good?

    Sigourney Weaver?

    Premier Icon cbmotorsport
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    Early Luther was good, later Luther was poor and too far fetched.

    The Wire was great.

    Premier Icon carbonfiend
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    It’s his story as much as anything else, poor east end boy (East ham Caning Town) son of immigrant parents done good ex garage/house DJ who won a place at national theatre.

    Luther FWIW is brilliant, about as believable & realistic as that story about the bloke with a beard who died on a cross & then got up again but hey that seems to have run & run & run 🙂

    Premier Icon Pigface
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    jimjam fair shout

    Premier Icon binners
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    The story goes that when he auditioned for the Wire he didn’t think he’d get the part if they thought he was from Brixton, so he worked on his Baltimore accent and said he was from there. He got the part. He then stayed ‘in character’ for the entire first series, on and off camera, and was so convincing that none ever thought any different.

    When he revealed he was actually from saaaaaarf laaaaandan, everyone was gobsmacked!

    So not too shabby an actor then?

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    Similar with Hugh Laurie in House – the casting director assumed he was an unknown American actor when he went for the audition because his accent was so convincing.

    Premier Icon core
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    Simply, no.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Simply? No.

    But then he’s the figure head of SuperDry ATM so someone must think he’s in demand…

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    Similar with Hugh Laurie in House

    …and The Night Manager – I keep expecting him break out into a song and dance routine. And as for being menacing, er no.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I think you have to be female to really get it.
    (Er, that didn’t quite appear as I meant )

    Premier Icon no_eyed_deer
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    Probably a good actor. Haven’t really seen his stuff TBH, cos I don’t watch TV dramas. Find his voice a bit annoying to my poor ears, sounds like hes got permanent laryngitis. Didn’t he do that Vodaphone advert voice-over? Ear pain..

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    because his accent was so convincing.

    Somehow, I think that’s just cobblers.

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    Somehow, I think that’s just cobblers.

    Internet says not…

    Premier Icon binners
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    I think you have to be female to really get it.

    Mrs Binners concurs with this. As do quite a few of my female mates

    Premier Icon adjustablewench
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    I would

    Premier Icon ScottChegg
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    Internet says not

    Oh well, if the internet says so…

    Premier Icon Mister P
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    Hugh Laurie’s accent is convincing?

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    Oh well, if the internet says so…

    Various sources say so….

    http://www.buddytv.com/articles/house/how-hugh-laurie-got-into-house-20722.aspx

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Laurie
    Laurie’s American accent was so convincing that executive producer Bryan Singer, who was unaware at the time that Laurie was British, pointed to him as an example of just the kind of compelling American actor he had been looking for.

    The Director of ‘House’ Didn’t Realise Hugh Laurie was British

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    I think in fairness to Idris, the characters he played in Prometheus and Thor were both pretty low key roles. There is only so much an actor/actress can do to enhance the scenes and dialogue of a film character!

    Personally, I think he would make a great James Bond, very much in contrast to Sir Roger’s views a while back.

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    When he revealed he was actually from saaaaaarf laaaaandan, everyone was gobsmacked!

    He’s East not South, like somebody saying he’s Yorkshire when from Lancs.

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    Did anyone come out of Prometheus looking good?

    Sigourney Weaver? [/quote]
    lol and head nod to this one

    Premier Icon binners
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    My sincere apologies carbonfiend

    Wars have been started over less! 😉

    Premier Icon ScottChegg
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    Various sources say so….

    Apologies. If it’s in more than one place on the internet, then it must be true.

    Personally, I found his german accent in Blackadder 2 and 4 more convincing.

    I’ll put it on Wikipedia to make it a fact.

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    the characters he played in… Thor were both pretty low key roles.

    That’s Tom Hiddleston you’re thinking of.

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    That’s Tom Hiddleston you’re thinking of.

    Well played 😆

    Premier Icon carbonfiend
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    @binners 🙂

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    Rather have Idris Elba than the endless supply of toffs we have dominating the acting profession in this country.

    Plus, as mentioned previously, he was Stringer Bell FFS!!

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