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Idris Elba's girlfriend gives birth to their first child, a son

Idris Elba's girlfriend gives birth to their first child, a son

LONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- British actor Idris Elba has announced via Twitter his girlfriend, makeup artist Naiyana Garth, gave birth to their first child, a son.
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British graffiti artist Banksy recreates iconic image to mark Syrian war anniversary

British graffiti artist Banksy recreates iconic image to mark Syrian war anniversary

March 13 (UPI) -- British graffiti artist Banksy recreated his iconic image of a girl with a red balloon for the #WithSyria campaign with actor Idris Elba to make a video.
Aileen Graef
Golden Globe Awards get started in Los Angeles

Golden Globe Awards get started in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The 71st Golden Globes Awards ceremony is under way in Los Angeles, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler serving as co-hosts for the second consecutive year.
Meryl Streep, Matthew McConaughey honored at Palm Springs Film Festival

Meryl Streep, Matthew McConaughey honored at Palm Springs Film Festival

Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A bevy of Hollywood A-listers lit up the desert for the annual Palm Springs Film Festival on Saturday.
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'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Captain Phillips' earn Golden Globe nods

'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Captain Phillips' earn Golden Globe nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Philomena" and "Rush" were nominated for the Best Drama Film Golden Globe in Los Angeles Thursday.
Charlize Theron, Morgan Freeman, Idris Elba remember Nelson Mandela

Charlize Theron, Morgan Freeman, Idris Elba remember Nelson Mandela

Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Idris Elba, charged with portraying Nelson Mandela in the upcoming film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" said he was told of the South African hero's passing while he was at the film's Royal premiere in London Thursday.
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'Mandela' premieres in London on the night Mandela died

'Mandela' premieres in London on the night Mandela died

LONDON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, were at the London premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" when they learned the film's subject had died.
Morgan Freeman remembers Nelson Mandela

Morgan Freeman remembers Nelson Mandela

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The legendary actor remembers the late icon he played onscreen in "Invictus."
Kate Stanton
Prince William remembers Nelson Mandela at 'Long Walk to Freedom' premiere [VIDEO]

Prince William remembers Nelson Mandela at 'Long Walk to Freedom' premiere [VIDEO]

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- In a sad coincidence, Prince William and Kate Middleton were at the London premiere of "Nelson Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom" when they heard of his passing.
Kate Stanton
Idris Elba offers condolences to Nelson Mandela's family

Idris Elba offers condolences to Nelson Mandela's family

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- British actor Idris Elba, who plays Nelson Mandela in "Long Walk to Freedom," offered his condolences to the late South African president's family Thursday.
White House scaling back on official film screenings, report says

White House scaling back on official film screenings, report says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- White House sources told The Hollywood Reporter they are planning to scale back the number of official screenings attended by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Adam Levine is People's 2013 Sexiest Man Alive

Adam Levine is People's 2013 Sexiest Man Alive

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker and "The Voice" coach Adam Levine was declared People magazine's 2013 Sexiest Man Alive Wednesday.
Idris Elba to be a father for the second time

Idris Elba to be a father for the second time

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- British actor Idris Elba's girlfriend, makeup artist Naiyana Garth, is pregnant with the couple's first child, UsMagazine.com said Friday.

Julia Roberts presents George Clooney with BAFTA Britannia Award

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts presented George Clooney with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.
Obama to host White House screening of Mandela film

Obama to host White House screening of Mandela film

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The stars of the Nelson Mandela bio-picture, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," are to attend a White House screening of the film, producers announced.

Idris Elba: Portraying Nelson Mandela 'massive responsibility'

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- British actor Idris Elba, at the premiere of a movie about South African leader Nelson Mandela, said playing the role was a "massive responsibility."
Actor Idris Elba hospitalized after asthma attack on airplane

Actor Idris Elba hospitalized after asthma attack on airplane

LONDON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Idris Elba, star of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," suffered an asthma attack after boarding a jet at London's Heathrow International Airport, producers said.
Idris Elba to receive humanitarian award at BAFTA LA show

Idris Elba to receive humanitarian award at BAFTA LA show

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- British actor Idris Elba is to be presented with a humanitarian award at next month's BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards ceremony.
'Luther' movie starring Idris Elba heading to the big screen

'Luther' movie starring Idris Elba heading to the big screen

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- "Luther" creator Neil Cross says he has written a prequel film to the British television police drama and hopes to bring it to the big screen next year.
Sean Penn starts shooting 'The Gunman' in Europe

Sean Penn starts shooting 'The Gunman' in Europe

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Silver Pictures and Studiocanal said Tuesday principal photography has begun in Europe on the action thriller "The Gunman."
Macy Gray covers Metallica, Radiohead on CD

Macy Gray covers Metallica, Radiohead on CD

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Macy Gray covers songs by Metallica, Radiohead, Colbie Caillat and the Eurythmics on an album set for release this month, 429 Records said.
'Homeland' wins big at Golden Globes

'Homeland' wins big at Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Showtime's "Homeland" was named Best Drama Series and its star Claire Danes Best Actress at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Bradley Cooper declared Sexiest Man Alive

Bradley Cooper declared Sexiest Man Alive

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- People magazine has bestowed its 2011 Sexiest Man Alive title on Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper.
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Idris Elba said he'd consider 007 role

Idris Elba said he'd consider 007 role

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- British actor Idris Elba says he's aware of the rumor he is up for the role of dashing secret agent 007 James Bond and would consider the job if it is offered.
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