What's Next For Globe Winner Idris Elba?
Last night, as we predicted, Idris Elba won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV-Movie, for the BBC's Luther. But if you're not one of the thousands of fans obsessed who were obsessed with The Wire, you might be scratching your head over where it was you saw Elba — and where you can see him next.
Elba, 39, who is a native of London, is well known for playing drug kingpin Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire — a role that was so beloved by both women and men that Elba started referring to the uproar as "Stringer mania," which he encountered everywhere. "Bad guys are attractive to women period, and most are not afraid to admit that," Elba told People. "Guys respond to his stealth, his ruthlessness, and the way the man calculates every situation."
You may have also seen Elba on the big screen. His credits include 28 Weeks Later, American Gangster and co-starring with Beyonce in Obsessed. Most recently, he played Heimdall in Thor, and will reprise the role in Thor 2 — but not before he finishes up with director Guillermo del Toro on Pacific Rim. "I'm going back tomorrow morning. I've been there for five months," Elba told MTV News after his Golden Globe win Sunday night. "I love it. Guillermo's a genius, and the film we're making is a huge film — a bad-monster movie with robots and me."
Elba is no stranger to sci-fi movies with a big budget. See if you can spot him in the trailer for Ridley Scott's Alien follow-up, Prometheus, which hits theaters in June.
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