Idris Elba could be the next James Bond

Idol of the Month: Idris Elba

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From TV star to DJ, action hero to hip hop musician. Idris Elba truly is Mr. Versatile. The perfect credentials for the next Bond in our opinion

His name’s Elba, Idris Elba. To some, he’s The Wire’s ‘Stringer’ Bell or the titular detective in Luther. To others, he’s a star with a CV that includes Thor and Guillermo del Toro’s epic Pacific Rim. And to partygoers he’s the guy you queue to see in Europe’s hottest clubs.

TV actor, film star, global DJ – Elba couldn’t be more versatile. One common thread is the Londoner’s presence. “He exudes power,” Del Toro said of Elba. “It’s an authority that belongs exclusively to him.”

Elba has been around long enough to know what matters. He has also said he’s not in competition with anyone else. And what could be more Bond-like than that?

The World is Not Enough for the 43-year-old. Whether he’s the one to take on Daniel Craig’s tux or not, his presence is certainly Bond-worthy. 

THE FACTS: 

  • FULL NAME: Idrissa Akuna Elba
  • BORN: 6 September 1972 (age 43) NewhamLondonEngland
  • NICKNAME: Big Driis, 7 Wallace 
  • PARTNER: Naiyana Garth
  • CHILDREN: 2
  • FAMOUS FILMS: Luther, Pacific Rim, Prometheus, Thor
  • UPCOMING FILMS: Star Trek Beyond, The Dark Tower, Thor: Ragnorök
  • FUN FACT: In 2016, he was named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World
     

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