Searching for Idris? Here’s where you’ll find him
As if we didn’t already all know it in our bones, Idris Elba was officially named the Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine last year.
And South African Showmax and Netflix subscribers can choose a number of different ways to satisfy that inimitable Idris craving, whether he’s playing TV’s classiest criminal, the world’s most twisted detective, a Fast & Furious villain, or a DJ-turned-manny.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: 2019 (Showmax)
Hobbs & Shaw sees Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (People’s Choice winner Dwayne Johnson) and British military elite operative-turned-outlaw Deckard Shaw (Teen Choice nominee Jason Statham) forced into an unlikely alliance when anarchist Brixton (Golden Globe winner Idris Elba) threatens to unleash a deadly virus on humanity.
2 The Wire S1-5 (Showmax)
In HBO’s critically acclaimed crime drama, rated as #6 on IMDB’s Top TV list, Idris Elba plays Russel “Stringer” Bell, a drug kingpin’s second-in-command who is as genteel as he is ruthless. He enforces his boss’s will, whether it’s in demoting members of the rank and file who step out of line, or strengthening their operation by cutting deals with rival drug lords.
But Stringer’s not like the rest of Avon Barksdale’s crew. He wants to bring the organisation above board by putting the profits into legitimate business investments, and he wields a hefty influence in Baltimore through his political connections, all of whom he keeps sweet by greasing palms. And he doesn’t take opposition, even if it comes from Barksdale himself, lying down.
The full boxset of The Wire is on Showmax.
3 Molly’s Game: 2017 (Showmax)
Directed and written by Aaron Sorkin, this is the story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), the Olympic skier who ran a high-stakes poker game that drew the attention of the FBI when the Russian mob joined in.
4Turn Up Charlie S1 (Netflix)
An eternal bachelor and struggling DJ turns his life around when he becomes a reluctant manny to his famous best friend’s problematic daughter.