Pairs Division: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris at the “Mandela” Royal Premiere

Posted on December 06, 2013

They’re gorgeous, this is a personal best in their Pairs Division entries, and Nelson Mandela is no longer on earth.



Idris Elba and Naomie Harris attend the Royal Film Performance of “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” at Leicester Square in London. Naomie Harris is wearing an Alexander McQueen strapless gown with beaded peplum accessorized with Jessica McCormack jewelry.


Enough said.




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    • sugarkane105

      *Bows down*

    • Mismarker

      She gets a 10 for putting away the sternum. He gets a 10 for simply being alive.

      • lexilexi

        Yes. This is a fabulous dress… the BEST of this tour. Perfect for a skinny woman!!

        • Mary229

          I totally agree. It gives her just that little curve at the hip and makes her whole figure more balanced. Stunning. A total knock out.

    • annabelle archer

      I’ve got nothing. Just a sad smile and a nod for a job well done.

    • LaSylphide

      Two beautiful people honoring one of the greats.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Sigh.. they make it look so easy to be beautiful.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I’m not so sure about the winged peplum, but she’s feeling herself, so SOLD.

      Idris, my ovaries hath exploded. Keep doing what you’re doing.

      • barbarienne

        I was thinking, “This is the only acceptable peplum I’ve ever seen.” But yes, it may just be that it’s on her.

        These photos ought to be in the dressing room of every star, under a banner saying, “ASPIRE TO THIS.”

    • Sobaika

      Perfectly done.

    • ojosazules

      They are spectacular.

    • Huntsmanfan

      A toast to this gorgeous couple. They look divine…full stop.

    • tallgirl1204

      If his pants were hemmed properly, it would be a double werq .

    • GorgeousThings

      I dunno, that dress looks fabulous from the front, but the side view is really unflattering. That peplum goes all sorts of weird from the side.

      Now HE, on the other hand, could stand there all day and I would never take my eyes off him.
      Cool collar, too.

    • Danielle

      KILLING. IT.

    • Clueless_Jock

      Power couple.

    • Lesley

      MY GOD, are those two not pure perfection?!

    • gabbilevy

      Heartbreaking to read: The news about Mandela’s passing broke during the screening at this premiere — two of his daughters were there. Idris cried when they told the audience. I imagine it was a difficult moment for everyone, but it sounds like the movie is a fitting tribute.

      All that aside, they look spectacular. Love her gown.

      • foodycatAlicia

        With his daughters there? That is heartbreaking!

        • boweryboy

          The daughters left just before the screening started but requested not to cancel the screening. The news was delivered to the audience once the screening was over.

          Does anyone else think this makes the movie a shoe-in to sweep the Oscars?

          • foodycatAlicia

            I think it already pretty much was, but this makes it a certainty I think!

          • Vivi N

            I don’t know about sweeping the Oscars. But it’ll fare very well in the awards circuit for nominations and in the box office because of it.

          • filmcricket

            Possibly for these two. I don’t think you can count out 12 Years a Slave, though. The real-life people in it are not as famous, but it’s by far the better film, in my opinion.

            • foodycatAlicia

              But when has the Academy ever really gone for the better film?

    • stubbornthoughts

      HOLY CRAP. They’re gorgeous.

    • Tatiana Luján

      Idris Elba looks fresher than he has looked lately. He’s very well groomed and the white shirt really brings light to his gorgeous face.
      Naomi Harris looks almost perfect, just wish she’d worn a darker lipstick.
      Are we sure they don’t come from a future where people are genetically engineered to look perfect and be absurdly talented?

      • marlie

        Usually I’m screaming for a darker lipstick, but this time I have no complaints about her look.

      • fursa_saida

        I am sincerely entertaining the idea that Naomie Harris is an alien from Planet Babe.

    • Rand Ortega

      Incredible. Gorgeous. Madiba would be proud.
      RIP Father Africa.

    • Nicholas

      Criminally gorgeous.

      EDIT: No pun intended.

    • alyce1213

      Double WERQ.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      She looks beautiful and perfect. Not too much, not too little, and the weave is LAID. I love it. He is, of course, a member of the Mount Rushmore of Sausage Friday and looks delicious.

      • alyce1213

        “The Mount Rushmore of Sausage Friday!” Absolutely.

        • Danielle

          More like the Patron Saint of Sausage Friday!

      • Rand Ortega

        Are you going to Disneyland? ‘Cause you just won the internet.

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        Amen! I have loved her since 28 Days Later.

        • Tatiana Luján

          Did you watch Small Island?
          Naomie Harris, Ruth Wilson, Ashley Walters, Benedict Cumberbatch… Great miniseries.

      • SpillinTea

        Her hair is EVERYthing. And who else is on that Mount Rushmore? Because this gurl is definitely willing to visit and pay proper respect 😉

        • alyce1213

          I see a spot for Matt Bomer. Your thoughts?

        • Rand Ortega

          I’m w/ alyce1213. Add MBo along with Sendhil Ramamurthy, Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Chris Hemsworth, THid, Lee Byung-Hun.

          • fursa_saida

            Oh, man, Michael Ealy. Excellent. I applaud your taste.

            • Rand Ortega

              He & KU are the ONLY reason to watch that Blade Runner ripoff, “Almost Human”. Ok, maybe Lily Taylor, but they have to give her more to do or they’re just wasting her amazeballs talent.

            • fursa_saida

              I’m so bummed about Almost Human; I wanted it to be good really badly. I feel like even Karl Urban can’t save his character, because the guy is just so completely the generic manpain-y cop without any quirks, redeeming characteristics, or personality. The writing is terrible, the sexbot episode was painfully sexist and racist, and the writers are in no way able to tackle all the racial allegory they clearly think they’re working on. I really like the worldbuilding choices they make with tech (like the crime scene tape, little touches like that), and Dorian is awesome, but that’s it. I think I finally gave up after the “send the nerd into danger and make fun of him for being a nerd” episode. I’ll have to content myself with gifs of Dorian on tumblr.

            • Rand Ortega

              It’s such a shame to create a potentially awesome landscape, only to mess it up by being chicken shit like they have. I didn’t even watch last week. There was another potentially great show about 9 years back that made the same mistakes called “Century City”. Only instead of cops it was lawyers & its sin was not only was it too cowardly to really delve into allegorical topics, it was also mind numbingly boring.

          • filmcricket

            Jon Hamm needs to be on there.

    • Tracy_Flick

      They are just gorgeous. My one minor quibble is that the detail on the peplum of her dress reminds me of the scrambled eggs on officers’ caps.

    • marlie

      Naomie looks breathtaking. Her dress is stunning, and her hair and makeup are flawless. I actually gasped when I saw this picture of her yesterday. Idris looks great as well, though he needs to hem his pants just a bit. But I really, really love that black detailing on the collar of his shirt. It does wonders to elevate and personalize a standard black tux.

      • Mismarker

        There is a picture somewhere of Naomie chatting with the Duchess of Cambridge at this premiere. Naomie was so stunning in this dress that I almost didn’t care what the Duchess was wearing.

        • marlie

          Cathy looked very pretty, but she got blown out of the water by Naomie. The Duchess tends to really stand out when she’s surrounded by less “fashion-conscious” people (i.e., other royals). Put her in a room with celebs and professional clotheshorses, though, and she doesn’t stand a chance (as much as I love her).

          • foodycatAlicia

            Great observation! You are absolutely right and I hadn’t noticed.

    • rissa42210

      Miss lady looks FIERCE. He has pooling pants, but, generally, yes.

    • boweryboy

      They both look lovely as always, but still bland. Once again Elba has defaulted to black, and Harris’ dress would be boring if it didn’t have the bling around the hips.

    • jw_ny

      They look like a couple of modern day classic movie stars! applause!

      Could her gown fit any better?! The length is perfect. Wish I could say the same about his pants hem…tsk.

      (is he wearing socks tho? ) 😉

      • marlie

        I noticed that too… her dress is hemmed *perfectly.* Someone on her team paid attention to ALL the details.

      • kimmeister

        Well, in some shots she still manages to have that boob/armpit bulge, even though she’s not busty.

    • Mary229

      I love everything about this dress on her. EVERYTHING.

    • Imasewsure

      Wow that simple difference in the color takes this suit from hot banker to just hot. Love this dress on her… hope it bodes well for the future.

    • Kathy

      Double WERQ!

      • Kathy

        I see Alyce1213 beat me to it. 😉

        • ewes_urn_aim

          lol I just wrote it, too!

          • Kathy

            Hehehe. Do you remember the Doublemint Gum commercials. That’s three, three, three WERQs in one!

    • another_laura

      Only flaw is the hem on his pants. Love that shirt collar treatment on him.

    • Kelly

      I love this dress, even the slightly-pouchy side view. I’m just a sucker for well-fitting, elegant black with a touch of something a little unexpected. Her hair looks fab, the earrings are just right, and I don’t even mind the nude lips. Mr. E is equally fab even with the too-long pants; I really like the collar detail.

    • Mrs. Julien

      Can one half of a pair get a WERQ? She looks fabulous. He looks like him which is also a very good thing.

    • ewes_urn_aim

      A Double-WERQ.

    • Raymond Dnomyar


    • Miranda

      I’m so jealous of her shoulders…seriously….I wanna do chin ups right now.

    • MilaXX

      R.I.P. Nelson Madela

    • bertkeeter

      Two PERFECT examples what a difference it makes in getting your clothes fit properly! They both look amazing. That McQueen gown on her is stunning!

    • Verascity

      That may be the best deployment of a peplum I’ve ever seen.

    • flamingoNW

      Dang. Hot stuff

    • fashion4ever

      Pants need to be hemmed but other than that….holy!

    • Glam Dixie

      She looks really gorgeous, best I’ve seen her look. He needs to hem his pants. I just don’t get the appeal this guy has. He does nothing for me.

      • Trickytrisha

        Aw, maybe a hormone deficiency? JK, JK.

        • Glam Dixie

          Haha, that gave me a chuckle.

      • conniemd

        It’s all in the eyes. They devour you as you look at him.

        • ashtangajunkie


      • schadenfreudelicious

        Have you seen him in The Wire or Luther?? If yes and you still dont see his appeal, I will happily take him 😉

        • Glam Dixie

          No, I’ve not seen these. Perhaps this is the missing link.

          • Rand Ortega

            I’m watching “Luther” on Netflix now. He’s something else in it.

    • Nicole Little

      She is SO beautiful.

    • Trickytrisha

      My heart swells when I think of the significance of Mandela and his struggle. These two beautiful, gracious people are symbols, as well, of a world that has changed and evolved. A long way to go yet, but we’re blessed by witnessing the progress.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Idris. Hummina. Hummina. Also, dress. J’adore. Idris. What?

    • CT14

      He needs to take his hands out of his pockets and hem his pants a skosh. She is perfection.


    • Jessica Goldstein

      She looks about as good as an actual human being can. Just so pretty, wearing and interesting but not distracting dress that fits perfectly, with soft and lovely hair and makeup. He looks great, too, but she’s perfect.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Now this is how you wear a peplum-well done, both of them. Simply gorgeous.

    • Lily-Rygh

      Are these two actually dating, or just perfectly matched co-stars? If they’re dating, the sky might explode. Or maybe that’s just me.

      • quiltrx

        Doesn’t he have a pregnant girlfriend (or maybe it’s wife)?

    • GillianHolroyd


    • LeelaST

      Hate peplums but that dress is stunning! Love his shirt with that collar detail; he looks great except for the too-long pants.

    • quiltrx

      LOVE this dress! It wouldn’t work for the average human…she’s lucky that way.
      And Idris…well, I’m still blinking at that hem, but he looks fabulous..and I LOVE the unusual collar!

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      *swoons, weeps*

    • MoHub

      Perfection. And she is not baring unnecessary skin.

    • Fred Vaughn

      British actors saving the best for the home cooking of a London premiere – Spot… On… PERFECT!

    • sleah_in_norcal

      such a class act. totally beautiful people.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      The peplum was distracting – as if her hips were about to take flight. But indeed, they are lovely.

    • Erica Woods Tucker

      Lordy…i need some new panties.