Idris Elba Is Esquire's November Cover Star

Exclusive video of The Wire and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star

"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.

 


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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.