Idris Elba

Idris Elba Says He Has Coronavirus: ‘No Symptoms So Far’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. Elba is the latest high profile celebrity to have tested positive for the virus. Last week, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson said they had also tested positively in Australia. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more

Reel Talk 3.31.16

Global icon and former Movie Awards host Will Smith will receive the Generation Award during the 25th anniversary edition of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The award show airs Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 PM outside the Warner Bros. backlot in Burbank, California.

Screen Actors Guild Awards Gets It Right, Not White

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards showed the governors of the Academy Awards how nominations and wins are really suppose to go—with diversity. The wins of Queen Latifah, Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba and the entire cast of “Orange Is the New Black”, plus a two time win for Idris Elba showed that the SAG—union for actors—celebrated the diversity in last year’s entertainment.

Idris Elba returns for another murder case as ‘Luther’

“It’s unfinished business, it’s fertile ground,” he explains. “The character continues to challenge me.”
Detective Chief Inspector John Luther also challenges his fans, who are sure to greet him warmly for this, his fourth run, in the two-hour special airing at 9 p.m. EST Thursday on BBC America.
As usual, “Luther” finds its hero possessed by a grisly murder case: a serial killer with a cannibalistic bent.

Beasts of No Nation shines a light on child soldiers

Abraham Attah, who plays Agu, alongside Idris Elba, who plays Commandment in the film Beasts of No Nation opening October 16th. On October 16, Netflix will release its first original movie, a film set in war-torn West Africa that features stunning visual images and a heartbreaking personal narrative. Beasts of No Nation is the engaging, and often challenging film based on the novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala. Cary Joji Funkunaga spent nearly nine years writing and revising the script, he also serves as producer and director. Beasts follows the life of Agu, played by Ghanaian-born Abraham Attah,