Watch Idris Elba Read A Tribute To London

Our May cover star performs 'London' by William Blake

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When we interviewed our May cover star Idris Elba over drinks in his native East End, he reflected on highs and lows of fame, lecturing Parliament on diversity and how he deals with those never-ending James Bond rumours.

His also took the time to recite William Blake's 'London', one of the most famous odes to his home city, the results of which you can enjoy in the video above. 

This film was made by Tom Craig and Alex F. Webb with addition footage by Jodie Herbage, and filmed at the Shangri-La Hotel, London.

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