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Thursday 21 August 2014

Idris Elba: Get Britain on screen

Idris Elba thinks it's important to showcase the country

Idris Elba has said it is important to showcase Britain in British films.

The London-born actor - who starred in hit US TV show The Wire and now in award winning BBC show Luther - was a producer for new British horror film Demons Never Die, and said it was important that London was a big part of the film.

Idris said: "It's important that we see where we're from in films.

"We've got such a charismatic city it's important that we see it in the backdrop.

"In Luther London is a big character and in Demons as well. I think it plays a big part."

The actor and DJ helped his director friend Arjun Rose get an all-star soundtrack for the film including Jessie J, Dionne Bromfield and Tinchy Stryder.

Idris has recently finished filming space thriller Pomretheus, co-starring Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace, and directed by Ridley Scott.

He said: "It was brilliant. I love Ridley Scott. He's my godfather now."

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