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Fast and Furious cast teased Idris Elba about Cats

The 2019 musical movie Cats is something a lot of its star-studded cast would probably rather forget — but for Idris Elba, who played Macavity in the animated movie, that proved extra difficult — as his Fast and Furious co-stars couldn’t help but make fun of him.
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Idris Elba ‘was not happy’ when Stringer Bell was written out of The Wire, claims David Simon

The Wire creator David Simon has claimed that Idris Elba “was not happy” when he learned he was being written out of the series.Elba played meticulous druglord Stringer Bell on the hugely acclaimed HBO series, but his character did not feature in the final two seasons of the show.In a new interview with Associated Press, Simon reflected on Elba exiting the series just “when people were really starting to discover what a leading man he was”.“When he read the script… he was like, ‘Man, I can’t believe I’m leaving the show,’” recalled Simon. “Like, he was not happy. “And...
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Idris Elba 'Was Not Happy' When He Was Written Off The Wire

HBO's The Wire was released 20 years ago this week, and the cast and crew are taking time to remember their experience on the iconic drama. Speaking to the Associated Press, creator, writer, and showrunner David Simon revealed Idris Elba was devastated when he learned his character, Stringer Bell, was being written off the show.
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David Simon Had To Convince A ‘Not Happy’ Idris Elba That Getting Killed Off ‘The Wire’ Was A Good Thing

As The Wire hits its 20th anniversary, creator David Simon is opening up about how Stringer Bell’s death in the third season not only shocked viewers, but also actor Idris Elba who was not exactly thrilled about being written off of the groundbreaking show. At the time, Elba wasn’t the major star is he today, but Simon could tell “what a leading man he was” and assured him that his onscreen death would be a good thing for his career. However, Simon was sympathetic to Elba’s concerns because he fully understood that, outside of The Wire, there wasn’t a whole lot of work for Black actors.
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J.J. Abrams Behind BBC Christmas Adaptation With Idris Elba, Tom Hollander Aboard; Sister Hire; Canal+ Amazon Bidding War; Viaplay Paramount – Global Briefs

Click here to read the full article. J.J. Abrams Behind BBC Christmas Adaptation; Idris Elba, Tom Hollander Aboard J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions is adapting international bestseller The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse for the BBC this Christmas, with Idris Elba, Tom Hollander, Gabriel Byrne and newcomer Jude Coward Nicoll boarding. The heartfelt journey told in the novel by Charlie Mackesy will be reimagined in full color with hand-drawn traditional animation, as Abrams combines with Cara Speller of NoneMore Productions for the adaptation. Hollander will play the mole, Elba the fox, Byrne the horse and Coward Nicoll will lead...
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Idris Elba Reportedly In Talks With Marketing CEO To Buy Channel 4

Luther and Marvel Universe actor Idris Elba is reportedly in talks over a £1bn pledge to buy Channel 4. The A-list actor, DJ and music producer is “having discussions” with Marc Boyan, the founder and CEO of marketing and communications firm The Miroma Group, according to The Sunday Times.
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Idris Elba in talks to make a £1billion bid for Channel 4

Idris Elba is reportedly in talks to back a £1billion bid for Channel 4. According to The Sunday Times, the actor is in discussions with entrepreneur Marc Boyan, the founder and CEO of marketing and communications firm The Miroma Group. News of Elba’s potential venture comes after the government...
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Idris Elba May Soon Own a Major Stake in a Television Channel

Marvel alum Idris Elba is reportedly looking to join marketing network Miroma's purchasing bid for the British broadcaster Channel 4, according to Deadline. The actor is in talks to be in support of a $1.2 billion bid with Miroma's founder Marc Boyan to purchase the state-owned channel in order to better compete in the digital era.
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Is Idris Elba about to buy Channel 4?

Idris Elba could soon become the new owner of UK broadcaster Channel 4, according to reports. As per The Sunday Times (opens in new tab), Elba is in talks with Marc Boyan, a billionaire entrepreneur with designs on spearheading a bid to buy the UK channel, which is currently up for sale.
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Idris Elba in Discussions for $1.2 Billion Channel 4 Bid: Report

“Luther” star Idris Elba is in talks for a £1 billion ($1.2 billion) bid for U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, according to The Sunday Times. The Sunday Times report states that Elba is in discussions with Marc Boyan, founder and CEO of marketing and communications collective, The Miroma Group. Elba is the CEO of production company Green Door Pictures, which has produced “Concrete Cowboy,” “Idris Elba’s Fight School” and “Turn Up Charlie.”
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Idris Elba is making a bid to buy his own TV channel

Idris Elba is reportedly in talks to support a £1billion bid for Channel 4. The Government announced their controversial decision to privatise the broadcaster back in April 2022. It was said to be a move that would secure long-term funding for Channel 4 and put it in competition with streaming giants such as Amazon Prime and Netflix.
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