Idris Elba at the “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Germany Premiere

Posted on January 31, 2014

From a style perspective, there’s no real reason to feature these pictures. Everything works fine but it’s “just” okay overall. That’s not a criticism; it’s just that we’re filling up this space with words in the naive (and dwindling) belief that you’re actually reading them right now instead of scrolling down immediately to take in the goods. Well fine. See if we care.

Idris Elba attends the premiere of his new movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” at Zoo Palast in Berlin, Germany.


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    • hellyesiwould

      You’re the best.

    • thecitysleeps

      I like the tie. *cough*

      • Introspective

        I like what the tie might do to him (have you heard about him and the bowtie thing? YES MA’AM!!)

    • Emily Dagger

      Sorry, there were words with this?

      (Interestingly I had just been thinking that this weekend would be a good time to rewatch Luther in its entirety. I’m going to take this as confirmation for that idea, so thank you for working on the side of good)

      • Kathy

        Dayum, he’s hot! I’m really behind in my movie and TV watching, but I NEED to see Luther.

        • Emily Dagger

          It’s one of three things people have told me “you MUST watch” that when I finally gave it a try, I watched every episode that was then available over the course of a single weekend.

          • gabbilevy

            Ditto. So worth it.

        • Corsetmaker

          Luther is really, really, really good :)

      • ailujailuj

        It is…. HE is fantastic in Luther.

    • NBG

      Loving this Friday so far. Going to be hard to top these first two posts, guys!

    • Carly Clement

      O man, That Tie is damn annoying to look at! WAY too thin and short! I like the pattern though!

    • newleaf1

      So. very. handsome. Words? What words?

      • Trent

        Sigh. SO hot. And yet, if i had to quibble, he either needs a belt to pull the pants up or a longer tie. Also, love his Van Dyke, but he needs to either shave the rest of his face a little better or moisturize a bit more. And…that’s all I got, ’cause he’s sex on a stick.

    • Anna

      Idris, please, pretty please consider playing James Bond so you can have your own swim trunks on the beach montage. For me??

      • MilaXX

        I think I had a hot flash at the very thought of Idris in tight swim shorts. I love a bow legged man!

        • Anna

          I pretty much haven’t been able to concentrate on anything else at work either.

        • julnyes

          tight white swim shorts. Like neon white to match his smile…. excuse me for a moment.

          • Anna

            I will go into cardiac arrest once he starts running in them. Because of course, he will be running in them.

      • Matt Algren

        For us all.

      • Kathy

        That montage might almost be more than my poor heart can handle, but I’m willing to risk it.

      • ailujailuj

        omg. you’re brilliant. yes.

        • Anna

          Sadly can’t claim credit for this idea, but it is brilliant. There’s a whole Facebook campaign. As a huge fan of the franchise, I’m all for it.

          • ailujailuj

            >>>>>>.off to sign up>>>>>>

            • Anna

              We will make it happen!!!

          • Corsetmaker

            I love Idris and I like Bond. But I’m definitely in the keep Bond something like Ian Fleming wrote him camp. There is plenty of scope for other films, other roles, other swimming trunks on other beaches.

            • Anna

              I hear you. My best friend (who’s read all the novels and short stories) firmly DISAGREES with me as well.

      • Missy

        Best idea I’ve heard all day.

    • @Biting Panda

      Thank you. Thank you, very much.

    • marlie

      I really like the tie, but the jacket is a bit too snug. So he should just take it off.

      • AudreysMom

        It’s a great color though. But yes, it should come off. And those pants look like they might be bothering him, and that shirt is probably ready for the wash…

    • LipstickForPigs

      The look on his face says “sex”.

      • fursa_saida

        It’s amazing how consistently his face in pictures says, “I know exactly what you’re thinking and I’m not sorry.”

    • poorellensmith

      Considering the fact that he has been EVERYWHERE lately, I should really be tired of looking at pictures of him.

      Not even close.

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    • foodycatAlicia

      I love him, but I am more taken with the picture of Naomie behind him. Glorious woman.

      • SugarSnap108

        Seriously. My eyes went to her first – What a gorgeous image.

    • In_Stitches

      The fit on that jacket is everything. Tie is a bit short and the pants either need a steam or to be re-sewn because those seams are a bit of a mess.

    • Diego!

      #SausageFriday indeed. He looks great!

    • boweryboy

      He’s a good looking man, but he does nothing for me.

    • MilaXX

      Man I love Sausage Friday’s!

    • SugarSnap108

      Is the tie too short, or are the pants too low-rider? Something’s amiss in that region (of the clothes – definitely not the bod).

    • Jaeda Laurez

      Sausage Friday never feels quite complete without a little bit of Idris. My day is made.

    • barbarienne

      It really doesn’t matter what Mr. Elba wears, because he’s inside it, and that’s the best styling any outfit can have.

      • ailujailuj

        unfortunately, these photos aren’t his best – something is off with the lighting or maybe he just came in from a hot and bothered game of cricket… because he is much more gorgeous and effervescent than shown here.

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    • eclare

      He’s so hot.

    • Michael_Jones

      I always read the words first. It’s like that tantalizing moment of him taking his clothes off slowly… slowly… 😉

    • CatherineRhodes

      Did you really say everything here is “just” okay? Are you dudes blind?

    • OhSheila

      i like you. you know the deal.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I do get to the TLo words…eventually. Once my scrolling has been satisfied.

    • Introspective

      Needed this in the middle of such a crazy working day.

      His smile alone melts all tension (and other parts of my body)

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Hi, husband!

    • decormaven

      What a delight! Keep ’em coming, kind sirs.

    • greymain

      one FINE man.

    • TinaBelchersawkwardmoan

      I just look at him and hear him on “The Office”. “I am aware of the effect I have on women.” *thunk*

    • Nicholas

      Lupita Nyong’o was asked which voice she would have on her phone, if life were like Her. It was pretty adorable to see her fangirl and choose Idris—and the decision makes total sense.

      • KinoEye

        She made a great choice. That man could do nothing but talk to me all day, and I’d be happy.

      • Emily Dagger

        I’m glad she and I will have Idris to talk about when we become best friends, because otherwise it would just be me gushing about how amazing she looks / is, and I’m sure that would get tiresome for her after a bit.

    • conniemd

      He is beautiful, but my eyes always go first to the tie on a man. His is gorgeous and eye-catching.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Hello, lover.

    • EEKstl

      Hottest man alive (sorry, hubby!).

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      He looks yummy, but I think those pants need some binder clips.

    • Rand Ortega

      Mmmm…mmm…mmm! THAT’s a Man!

    • Aidan B

      Yup, everything appears to be in order.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      My only complaint is that he’s clothed.

    • littlemac8

      Oh God, He’s such a MAN! Weak knees….

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Dear TLo, you never, ever need an excuse to grace your BK’s with more Idris! MMMWWWAHHH!!!!

    • littlemac8

      That shot of Idris in jeans and a polo……..I’ll be back later!!

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      God damn. He is the ‘Y’ chromosome done perfectly, isn’t he?

    • SierraDelta

      He’s got his hands in his pockets, and I don’t even care.

    • Trickytrisha

      Pictures like this make me instantly start picking out baby nursery furniture in my head. He oozes “manly” from every pore. Those eyes just twinkle. Sigh.

    • Therese Bohn

      But guys, I always read your comments! – Boy he’s wonderful!

    • quiltrx

      He’s been reading your stuff, uncles. The hem is much improved!!

    • katiessh

      he is so badass. the thing he said about bowties just killed me

    • demidaemon

      That suit coat needs to be properly buttoned. Harrumph.

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      Belt. He needs a belt.

    • Dawn Sinclair

      Nice to see he’s wearing socks – he did a webchat on Mumsnet and we were all v concerned

    • Michael Wightman

      Lord. A. Mighty. Just sayin’.