Idris Elba: Actor, DJ, Style Icon.
26th May 2016
If you take two minutes to check out the press, social media and general buzz online, it’s clear to see that our good friend, Idris Elba, is super busy at the moment. He’s got so many fingers in so many pies that it’s seriously difficult to predict what he might do next. From music and DJing, to acting and philanthropy, Idris is definitely on fire this year.
Will he be the next Bond? Who knows? All we know is that Idris has nailed the movie star looks, loves a fast car, and has even got the royal approval from the Queen herself after receiving an OBE for his ‘services to drama’. So, for all you Idris fans out there, we’ve pulled together some key dates you’ll want to add to the calendar now to make sure you get your year-round fix of the main man himself!
Idris has kicked off his mega year of TV and film with the release of The Jungle Book. In the live action version of this Disney classic, the husky, deep tones of Idris’ voice are just perfect to portray the dark and sinister character of the tiger, Shere Khan. It’s no surprise that this box office hit stampeded to a huge $104 million on its opening night.
Next up was the release of Bastille Day, a high-octane thriller that has you on the edge of your seat – spot on casting for ‘Luther’ who was awarded for his role in the TV drama this May.
We all love a Disney, and it’s clear that Idris is no different! This time going from land to water in the highly anticipated film, Finding Dory where he plays the voice of lazy sea lion, Fluke.
But the film on everyone’s ‘must-see’ list this year, Star Trek Beyond, portrays Idris as we’ve never seen him before, playing an intriguingly clever villain. Lin’s movie is set to premiere in the US on July 22.
We know this is a bold statement, but we defy anyone who tells us otherwise – the man’s got style! It’s clear that Idris has exactly what it takes to become a fully-fledged British style icon. He’s already been named in GQ’s top 13 most stylish men in the world this month, so we’re clearly not the only ones who think he looks seriously dapper in his finest.
After the launch of our collaboration with the star last November, we were really excited to reveal the new #IdrisElbaXSuperdry Spring/Summer collection which landed online and in stores on May 1st. Don’t leave it too late to grab your staple summer items though, we know just how much you all love his style so it won’t be available long!
Ok, so when you’ve managed to get yourself on stage with Madonna herself, you know you’ve got to be pretty good at your job. For Idris, music is massively important, but it’s not even his day job! The man’s got skills! We’ll be in the front row at his Creamfields set this August, so come find us there for a rave.