The BBC's diversity manager said DCI John Luther 'doesn't have any Black friends, he doesn't eat any Caribbean food, this doesn't feel authentic.'
The stars celebrated the charity's milestone of helping one million young people during its lifetime.
The star of Luther and The Wire is being recognised for his acting, as well as for championing diversity in the industry.
The Luther star said the shows should still be screened to show people 'what they're getting into'.
Luther star Idris Elba has revealed that he needs therapy to help him cope with his “dark” role in the BBC One cop drama.
'Luther' actor Idris Elba has urged 'gangs to put down the Knifes' in a passionate video addressing London's escalating levels of crime.
Even ardent fans of Luther reckon that the latest series of the detective show has possibly tipped over the edge.
London-based Luther fans have have sworn off the nightbus after a terrifying first episode of the new series.
Idris Elba is set to reprise his role as impulsive detective Luther in a fifth season of the acclaimed crime drama. The BBC has released a first-look trailer ahead of the four new episodes, which will reportedly see DCI John Luther reunite with Alice Morgan, portrayed by Ruth Wilson. The latest teaser trailer gives little away, simply showing a roughed-up Luther slowly walking towards the camera.
Last week, Hollywood actor Idris Elba was forced to deny that he was “sleeping with” Madonna, and now the star has been romantically linked to another gorgeous woman. According to a mysterious source, Idris left the MTV European Music Awards after party “hand in hand” with supermodel Jourdan Dunn on Sunday night. Idris reportedly caused a bit of a scandal on Sunday after he was spotted flirting with the 26-year-old at the swanky bash in Rotterdam, eventually inviting her to leave with him at 2.30am.
Forget the fight for who might eventually take over the role of James Bond - there’s a Battle of the Brits* on its way in the 68th Emmy Awards. While Benedict Cumberbatch thinks it’s unlikely he’d ever be considered for the iconic spy role (perhaps we can have him as a villain instead) fellow thesps Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston remain among the favourites to succeed Daniel Craig. All three are nominated for the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie award and will find out on September 18 who takes the crown.
Anyone who’s seen Shawn Ryan’s ‘The Shield’ in its entirety will be aware of what an utterly gripping, intense, and well-acted show it is.