- Idris Elba – can anyone explain?
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 🙂Posted 3 years ago
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?Posted 3 years ago
Oh well, if the internet says so…
Various sources say so….
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.
Posted 3 years agon0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
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.Posted 3 years ago
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