Elba, who himself has had a professional kickboxing fight, which he won, says he thinks McGregor could beat Mayweather.
In my opinion, I think McGregor has a really good chance of winning that fight. I have a kickboxing background. The agility of kickboxers and MMA is very different from a boxer. I think what’s going to happen is that Floyd — and I love Floyd, he’s a friend — he’s going to fight his fight, but I think McGregor is going to topple that…He’s going to topple his composure, he’s going to throw some things around that Floyd’s not going to be used to. And the other thing about McGregor is that he can strike really, really, really quickly out of nowhere. If Floyd does what he does normally, which is hold a tight fight, I think McGregor’s going to topple that, strike him — if he gets one on his chin, it could be over. Not a lot of people agree with me, I just know kickboxers move differently. Conor’s not going in there to try and box Floyd, he’s going to fight Floyd. That’s a different thing all together.
Elba wins his kickboxing debut at in London at the York Hall. He took the fight as a part of Idris Elba: Fighter, a three-part documentary where Elba trains across the world while learning the history of Muay Thai and kickboxing. The show is set to air on the Discovery Channel early 2017. Madonna films the bout.
At the British Film Awards, Williams says she’d like to play Dr Who if Elba does not take the role.
Yes it would be cool but right now I’m locked into some other things. I think a female doctor would be incredible. I think a black doctor would be incredible. I’m all for Idris Elba – but if not I’ll take it for the team and do it!
Madonna announces that Elba will be the opening act for the Berlin stop on her Rebel Heart tour.
Disney releases the trailer for the live-action The Jungle Book, directed by Favreau.
Horowitz apologizes to Elba for saying he is ‘too street’ to play James Bond.
Elba is the first man to appear on the cover of Maxim. He wears a black leopard-print funnel coat. Editor-in-chief Lanphear:
We’ve never in U.S. Maxim history had a man on the cover solo. This is the very first time, and there was no one else in the world more bad-ass than Idris…I couldn’t be more happy with [the cover]. He’s so sophisticated and complex. There’s so much that he is amazing at.
The trailer for Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, starring Elba, is released.
Elba appears on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Details magazine. He talks about disappointing roles, not being recognized, and non-stop working.
I flew in yesterday from Ghana to do a one-day shoot here. Twenty-four hours ago, I was in Africa doing something very different, and 24 hours from now, I’ll be back home in London with my family in a completely different environment. And next week, I’m gonna be in front of a bunch of people playing music in Ibiza.
Elba accepts the ALS challenge and nominates Bradley Cooper, Taraji P. Henson and Prince Harry.
Elba is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying John Luther on Luther.
Wow I’m truly shocked and humbled by this recognition. Thank you so much to the TV Academy for this honor.
Elba announces on Twitter that his son with Garth has been born.
Elba and his girlfriend Garth are expecting their first child together. Source:
They had been keeping it quiet as it’s early in the pregnancy, but they’ve told family and friends and Naiyana is beginning to show.
Elba is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Det. John Luther on Luther.
Thank you everyone I’m completely ecstatic for this nomination. It’s a great accomplishment for my team, BBC and as well as myself. I’m currently filming in South Africa but can’t wait to see everyone in September. Also congrats to everyone in my category as well, and a special thank you to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Elba is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Det. John Luther on Luther.
This has been such an amazing morning for me! I am extremely honored to be nominated… Luther has been such a passion project for me… Also, my daughter told me I am going to be as famous as the guy from Twilight.
Elba stars in the movie Takers as Gordon Cozier. He has his hands full with his sister who is strung out on drugs. He finds it impossible to keep her in rehab all while his friends plan the perfect heist. The cops are in pursuit of these guys but they aren’t sure if they can trust each other. Co-stars Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Jay Hernandez, Tip T.I. Harris, Michael Ealy, and Chris Brown.
Well, I think it’s the first time I played the head of a thief, as an English guy in a film like this. I’ve never done this sort of role before. I definitely like this film. I like the genre. I’m a fan of cool guys stealing cool S%&! I would like to play this character again.