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Elba: I'll do a romantic comedy

Idris Elba has revealed he would like to star in a romantic comedy.

The British actor is best known for taking on gritty roles such as The Wire's gangster-turned-entrepreneur Russell 'Stringer' Bell and as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in BBC drama Luther, but h e said he would welcome any opportunities to do some lighter fare.

" I'd love to do a rom com. Get me in now! I could do my best Hugh Grant," he said.

"I'm one of these actors who is not afraid of trying anything and I don't want to be pigeon holed. So rom com, bring it, let's do it!"

Idris stars as Nelson Mandela opposite Naomie Harris as his screen wife Winnie in Justin Chadwick's biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, which is in cinemas on January 3, 2014.

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