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Idris Elba was determined to be an actor

Idris Elba was determined to be an actor

Jul 10 2013, 1:15am CDT | by

Idris Elba was determined to be an actor after working in a car factory. The 'Pacific Rim' star has revealed that the monotonous routine of working in a motoring assembly job gave him the push he...

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Idris Elba was determined to be an actor

Jul 10 2013, 1:15am CDT | by

Idris Elba was determined to be an actor after working in a car factory.

The 'Pacific Rim' star has revealed that the monotonous routine of working in a motoring assembly job gave him the push he needed to leave behind his home in north London and move to New York City in pursuit of his passion.

Recalling his decision to make a career out of acting, he said: "It happened at a time when I wasn't making any money from it. I was doing a night shift at the Ford factory in Dagenham with my dad and I knew that if I stayed there, I'd be a lifer. I took the moment to say, 'Stop. Go for it.'

"The next morning, I took a flight to New York. I didn't get a job. I tried to get into the Lee Strasberg school but there was all sorts of red tape. But it gave me the energy to come back and do it. When I got back to London, the first thing I did was get a play."

While his career began to take off in his native England, the 40-year-old actor knew he hit the big time after landing a role in US TV drama 'The Wire' in 2002, which was produced by prestigious US channel HBO.

He told Time Out: "It was a massive achievement at that time. Here I was in America, on a HBO show! I was like, 'F**k off!' I didn't have a massive part in the first series but I was living my dream. It came after a long stint of unemployment, at a point when I really wanted to do it. I threw my heart into it."

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3 weeks ago

Idris Elba Signs On for “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Nov 3 2014 2:42pm CST | Source: GossipCenter

It’s going to be a superhero movie of massive proportions and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is getting a major boost of star power from British hunk Idris Elba. The “Luther” hunk, who plays Heimdall in the “Thor” franchise, told press that he’s part of the “Ultron” cast and we can’t wait to see it all unfold. Idris declared, "I'm in Avengers. And I’m doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth [Thor] and Tom Hiddleston [Loki], and they're like, [whispers] – 'Aren’t you [meant to be] in ...
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3 weeks ago

Tom Hiddleston Is Back As Loki In Avengers: Age Of Ultron! Idris Elba Let The Tom-Cat Out Of The Bag!

Nov 3 2014 12:37pm CST | Source: PerezHilton

Who doesn't LOOOOVE them some Loki?? Tom Hiddleston, the sexy star of the Thor films, is coming back, and he's bringing Heimdall with him! Idris Elba accidentally revealed that he and Tom have a scene in the upcoming superhero sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron! [ Photos: Idris' Questionable Trouser Snake Wasn't What You Thought! ] The Luther star was asked in an interview about balancing his work in blockbuster films and his other career as ...
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3 weeks ago

Lena Dunham Goes Topless for Planned Parenthood, Chris Rock Gets Criticism for Terrorist Jokes + More of Today’s First Dibs

Nov 3 2014 8:00am CST | Source: Scandalist

Lena Dunham knows how to get our attention for a good cause, Chris Rock takes heat after 9/11 jokes, Idris Elba and his member are coming to a Marvel production, and more of today’s First Dibs. Lena Dunham goes topless to promote her new Planned Parenthood shirt for the organization’s Action Fund. [Gossip Cop] Final one...A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:02am PDT In his opening monologue on SNL this weekend, Chris Rock made jokes abou ...
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3 weeks ago

Idris Elba claims he & Tom Hiddleston filmed scenes for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Nov 3 2014 7:00am CST | Source: Celebitchy.com

Idris Elba gave an interview to The Telegraph at some point in the past week, I think. The Telegraph published the interview on Sunday and it caused fan-girls, Marvel nerds and Dragonflies to scream in delight/fear/lunacy. The piece is supposed to just be a profile of the state of Idris’s career these days, how he’s focusing a lot on his side project in music, how he loves working in London, etc. He’s quizzed about what projec ...
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3 weeks ago

Guess Which Two Characters Have Secret Roles In Avengers: AoU & It May Be Marvel's First $2B film

Nov 2 2014 11:11am CST | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Avengers: Age of Ultron believed to be Marvel’s first $2B movie http://t.co/o8fdvkgQ9k— SlashGear (@slashgear) November 2, 2014Heimdall and Loki!Idris Elba: Tom Hiddleston and me are in Avengers: Age of Ultron. http://t.co/oGHEt0IxCJ pic.twitter.com/ZDEognnWEr— Radio Times (@RadioTimes) November 2, 2014SOURCE 1 & 2I love how he doesn't give two shits about reve ...
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5 weeks ago

MOBO Awards - all the winners

Oct 23 2014 4:24am CDT | Source: Music Week

Sam Smith was this year’s overall victor at the 2014 MOBO Awards, walking away with four wins. The singer won Best Album for debut In The Lonely Hour, Best Male and Best RnB/Soul Act, as well as Best Song for chart-topper Stay With Me. The 2014 event took place last night (October 22) at the Wembley Arena. Jessie J won Best Female, beating off competition from FKA Twigs and Katy B, while Beyoncé was crowned Best International Act. Idris Elba was previo ...
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6 weeks ago

Idris Elba’s Introduces Son Winston on Instagram! (PHOTO)

Oct 9 2014 3:46pm CDT | Source: Wet Paint

It’s been a few months since Idris Elba welcomed his first son, Winston, and the tot is finally ready for his close up! Actually, the he proud father has been sharing a few close-ups of his baby boy on Instagram, but he managed to do so without ...
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7 weeks ago

Ladies And Gentlemen, Please Enjoy Idris Elba’s Shirtless Workout

Oct 8 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: A Socialite's Life

Idris Elba? Shirtless workout? Yes please! The very sexy actor shared this gem of a video on Instagram today with the caption, “Training for my next Film. Bastille Day. Grinding.” Yeah Idris, you work that workout. This is so much better than the time we only got to stare at his muscles. And it’s another [...] ...
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7 weeks ago

Here's Video of a Very Sweaty, Shirtless Idris Elba Working Out

Oct 8 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

Idris Elba took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a very special video - specifically, one in which he works out shirtless. In the caption, he explained that he's training for his next film, Bastille Day, an action movie that also costars Richard Madden from Game of Thrones. A few weeks ago, Idris participated in a Reddit AMA, sweetly talking about his parents, his fans, and his favorite Disney movie, The Jungle Book. More importantly, though, l ...
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