The Brit List: Summer of London – Movies

8. Idris Elba in Prometheus

Idris Elba in 'Prometheus' (Photo: 20th Century Fox)

BBC America viewers know him as the troubled detective John Luther on the eponymous series that won him a Golden Globe earlier this year. But Londoner Idris Elba has put equal effort into maintaining his booming big-screen career: he appeared in last year’s mega-hit Thor, hit the road alongside Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and now, will play military-trained spaceship captain Janek in Prometheus (out this Friday, June 8), directed by Alien‘s Ridley Scott.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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