FThe aces and the voices are no more famous than 49-year-old Idris Elba. Whether you’re watching reruns of Luther or The Wire, or sitting in front of the footage to see The Suicide Squad or Avengers: Infinity War, play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, dance to music videos from Mumford & Sons or Stormzy , listening to the Idris and Sabrina Elba podcast, Coupledom, or just wishing you could look as attractive in a pink jumper as you do on those Sky TV adverts.
Elba’s latest film, Beast, is billed as a heart-pounding thriller about a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves on the wrong side of a massive rogue lion. Even a huge rogue lion would have a hard time outshining the Elbe. All of his acting roles are just the tip of the, uh, Elba-berg. In 2016, Elba trained, competed and won as a professional kickboxing and mixed martial arts fighter. As a DJ/musician he has released six albums and EPs. He was voted People magazine’s sexiest man of 2018. And he’s currently 10/1 at the bookies to be chosen as the next Bond.
So what would be your one killer question for Mr. Elba? What brand of coat does he wear to Luther? Does he get a discount at Ibis hotels? What does he think of Mikel Arteta’s plans to strengthen his beloved Arsenal’s midfield? Because that’s exactly what we want so we can ask the big man your questions next week. Go ahead and post your Idris queries below before 4 p.m. Monday, August 1. We will publish his responses in Film & Music and online.