Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch #BriFri
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Last week, I learned about hard Brexit. Tina read the latest Tana French novel in the Dublin Murder Squad series, The Trespasser. Becky is still reading through Anne Perry’s William Monk mysteries, just finishing Weighed in the Balance. Heather read a novel about the early days of BBC radio, Radio Girls. Mike celebrated the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings by sharing a post about the history with photos of the present-day battle field.
Google knows me too well. Recently, when I visited Google news, I’ve been getting headlines about Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Idris Elba played the title role in Luther — I recently watched the fourth season on Netflix. He also played the role of Russell “Stringer” Bell in The Wire. He’s made headlines recently because:
- people are still promoting him as the next James Bond
- he stars in 100 Streets, a film about contemporary London that now has a US release date of January 13
- he is set to produce and star in a new TV series called Brazza set in Brazzaville, the capital of Republic of the Congo
- The Take trailer has been released, pretty much making the case that Elba has what it takes to be Bond
Benedict Cumberbatch, star of Sherlock and The Imitation Game, is in the news for a movie, too. Doctor Strange, the latest Marvel Comics movie, is coming out on November 4th and Cumberbatch seems to be all over the place promoting it. I love the trailers for Doctor Strange even though I’m not a comic book reader.
Are you a fan of Elba or Cumberbatch?
As a matter of fact I am a fan of both gentlemen 🙂 I’ve watched quite a few movies starring both. I still haven’t gotten around to Luther but that sort of police procedural show appeals to me.
I don’t even like James Bond movies much, but I would watch the heck out of Elba as Bond!
I like Cumberbatch but I am crazy about Elba. I would watch him as Bond, Bourne, or anything at all. LOVE that man. I heard that he and Kate Winslet may star together in an adaptation of The Mountain Between Us. I’d definitely watch that too. In fact I blogged about that on my book2movie site a few months ago: http://www.chapter1-take1.com/2016/06/kate-winslet-may-join-idris-elba-in.html
I love love, did I say LOVE idris! Would welccome him as the next Bond.
I saw Elba on The Daily Show recently. Seems impressive. My daughter loves Cumberbatch. Thanks for sharing.
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