"Me! The way I live my life, I’m two drinks from being in the tabloids every day. I’m no national treasure. I’m a f***ing dutty rude boy!"
November's Esquire cover star is Idris Elba: Londoner, DJ, star of The Wire and Luther and the most candid interviewee you're likely to read this month.
Ahead of the release of biopic Long Walk To Freedom in which Elba plays Nelson Mandela, the 40-year-old reflects on his journey from Hackney to Hollywood, his early life as a drug dealer and those James Bond rumours that just won't go away...
The November issue of Esquire is on sale now.