Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Did You Know? I Didn't Either!

Idris Elba, who came to prominence for American audiences with his portrayal of drug king pin Stringer Bell, in HBO's The Wire. Since then, he's worked steadily in a variety of roles. He was a leading man in Obsessed with Beyonce. He appeared in several episodes of The Office as Charles Miner, one of Michael Scott's (Steve Carell) bosses. He did the horror thing in 28 Days Later. And, off screen, he deejays at clubs in The States and back home in Great Britian.
So, imagine my surprise when I came across a little article about a BBC America series called Luther. Idris stars as a morally conflicted detective in this six part series. It just started, so it's not too late to check it out. Click here for the schedule.


Kim Crouch said...

Idris is really a talented actor. I love his flexibility in terms of the roles he plays.

DivaSoulSista said...

He really tries to stretch himself. I was so surprised he did The Office. Even though he had to play it straight, I think it took some guts to do comedy.