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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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Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice Shere Khan in the Other New Jungle Book

Aug 20 2014 9:31am CDT | Source: Defamer.com

Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the voice of Shere Khan in an upcoming adaptation of the Jungle Book. You might be thinking, "Hasn't Idris Elba already been cast as the voice of Shere Khan in the upcoming adaptation of the Jungle Book?" And the answer is yes! ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch to voice Shere Khan in ‘The Jungle Book’: yay or nay?

Aug 20 2014 6:25am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Oh, Benedict. Your voice of velvet smoke, rippled with good Scotch and poshness. You are a Forever Dong for your voice alone. I will probably see Penguins of Madagascar for his voice work alone – he plays a wolf called Agent Classified. And now he’s getting into the tiger business. It was announced yesterday that he will be voicing Shere Khan in the second scheduled adaptation of The Jungle Book. There’s one adaptation which has Lup ...
Source: Celebitchy.com   Full article at: Celebitchy.com
 

 
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Welcome To The Jungle! Benedict Cumberbatch Will Voice A Legendary Character For Andy Serkis' Jungle Book!

Aug 19 2014 8:01pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

Benedict Cumberbatch is going WILD! Well, he will in the Andy Serkis directed Jungle Book: Origins remake for Warner Bros., that is! The Hobbit actor is the first lead to be officially signed on and he's going to voice Shere Khan! Ya know, the evil tiger who opposes Mowgli in the film! Totally sounds like a perfect fit for the Sherlock star's voice! We wonder how he'll stack up to the Disney live-action version where Idris Elba will be voicing Sher ...
Source: Perez Hilton   Full article at: Perez Hilton
 

 
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Idris Elba Drama ‘A Hundred Streets’ Casts ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Hobbit’ Actors

Aug 14 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Variety

Director Jim O’Hanlon’s “A Hundred Streets” announced new cast members today, including Samantha Barks (“Les Miserables”), Ken Stott (“The Hobbit” series), Charlie Creed-Miles (“Wild Bill,” “The Fifth Element”), Steve Mackintosh (“Luther,” “Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels”), Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”) and Emma Rigby (“Plastic,” “Hollyoaks”). They join previously cast stars Gemma Arterton and Idris Elba. In... ...
Source: Variety   Full article at: Variety
 

 
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1 week ago

Good Morning, Michelle Lewin, And Other News

Aug 14 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: The Superficial

- Idris Elba is slowly conquering the Internet. [Lainey Gossip] - There’s going to be a Lifetime movie about Britanny Murphy. Oh, good. [Dlisted] - Underboob Is The Best Boob [theCHIVE] - Robin Williams‘ daughter quits social media after trolls blame her for his suicide. [The Daily Banter] - Oh, and by the way, he wasn’t going broke. [Fishwrapper] - Future cheated on Ciara. (Those are real people. I swear.) [WWTDD] - Funny Girl Sex Guide: Opening Up My Sex Toy Goodie Drawer [ ...
Source: The Superficial   Full article at: The Superficial
 

 
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Idris Elba covers Details: ‘It’s hard not to sound disgruntled sometimes as an actor’

Aug 14 2014 6:45am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Idris Elba covers the new issue of Details. It’s a really good photoshoot, with lots of bare chest and Dris Nipples, but I dislike the photo they chose for the cover. The cover shot makes Idris look like he’s been crying. Which is also sort of hot, in a “I would comfort that lovely man all night long” sort of way. The Details interview is so-so – you can read it here. There are no big confessio ...
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Idris Elba Strips For Details Magazine! But Does He Take Off Enough To Prove The Giant Penis Rumors??

Aug 13 2014 7:46pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

The Internet went C-C-C-CRAZY at the sight of an enormous bulge in Idris Elba's pants! He may have debunked the rumors of ginormous Johnson, but frankly we'd like to see him show and prove! Good thing for us Details had the same idea! The Luther star pulled off some clothes to cover the magazine's September issue, and we have to say, footlong peen or no, the man could make our Pacific Rim Thor any ...
Source: Perez Hilton   Full article at: Perez Hilton
 

 
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1 week ago

Shirtless Idris Elba Sizzles in Details Magazine—See All the Hot Pics!

Aug 13 2014 5:27pm CDT | Source: E Online

Yes, Idris Elba's upper body also turns heads. The actor made fans drool during his photo spread for the latest issue of Details magazine where he gr ...
Source: E Online   Full article at: E Online
 

 
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The Undeniable, Indescribable Appeal Of Idris Elba (Details)

Aug 13 2014 4:15pm CDT | Source: WeSmirch

Details: The Undeniable, Indescribable Appeal Of Idris Elba  —  The badass Brit has an impressive résumé—from acclaimed parts in The Wire and Mandela to popcorn fare like Pacific Rim and this month's No Good Deed—but that hardly explains his legions of admirers and the intense passions he inspires. ...
Source: WeSmirch  Full article at: WeSmirch
 

 
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Meat Print Papi: Idris Elba Tells You Ladies (And Men) To Calm Down About The Poon Pummeling Peen In His Pants!

Aug 12 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Bossip.com

WELL DAMN! Idris Elba Denies Massive Bulge In His Pants Is Real Via NY Daily News reports: Idris Elba went from being the star of “The Wire,” to having everyone talking about his … um … wire. A photograph of the actor on set of his new movie “A Hundred Streets” showed what many social media users and bloggers thought to be the actor’s impressive package on display – but upon hearing about the excitement Elba, 41, clarified that it was merely a microphone wire commanding all ...
Source: Bossip.com   Full article at: Bossip.com
 

 

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