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 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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